I’m currently exploring a career change in to software testing. I have completed the MoT Essentials and now am working my way through the article on 30 things every new tester should learn.
There are some great resources out there but I would have loved to job shadow a tester. In the current COVID world where people are working remotely that’s no longer a simple option, at least not where I work.
Does anyone know of any resources that might give a sense of “a day in the life of a tester” that I can use as an alternative, or any other suggestions of how to get a similar experience to shadowing?
Thanks in advance
Some ways to experience a day in a tester’s life:
- blog posts. In the following blog posts I described how I tested a new feature.
- testing tours. Lisi Hocke tested with several testers and made reports about these experiences.
- Youtube. Alan Richardson published 11 videos on Exploratory Testing:
Note that these sources are focused on Exploratory Testing.
There are still companies/ organisations which use test cases. Possible reasons are:
- quality system like ISO9001, which is used for defining test processes with test cases
- test policy
- Waterfall projects
On Youtube I could not find a video for making a compact test case within 15 minutes.
Thank you, these look really helpful. I appreciate your suggestions.
There is also the possibility of looking at mentoring as well.
I recommend taking a look here
Thanks! I’ll definitely look at that.