Name your 3 top testing skills. ONLY 3, you can do it.
4th would have either been singing or dancing.
Writing Things Down
Not knowing where to find the box to think outside of
Serendipity (i.e. accidentally landing on the scenario that will find problems without even thinking about it)
Having a brain (and using it)
Be aware of the power of our Tester Mindset
Keep focusing on risks and quality
Know the right time to STOP testing
Interesting skills, I think Deviousness might be my favourite tbf
Is Serendipity a skill that’s repeatable? Or is the skill curiosity?
General Weirdness for the win.
Serendipity is a skill - it requires knowing what you’re doing to the extent that you bypass conscious reasoning to land straight on whatever the problem happens to be. Which would make it something of a composite skill since it’s melding observation, general weirdness, knowledge of users, and then picking the one aspect of all of that which is most likely to be fragile.
I can repeat it a lot.
I love to learn new things…
Attention to Details
Interrogating Developers for information
Reading between the lines (Requirements)
I’m now thinking of this Masterclass with Alexandra Schladebeck - Exploratory Testing: What are microheuristics and how can you find and use them? I love that you’ve taken Serendipity as a skill. Makes me happy. I think we shift the definition, from an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident, to an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident repeatedly on purpose
Curiosity, I always ask, perfectionist
“Combativeness” (I try and back up what I find with proof rather than opinion)
Common sense (this works well in combination with user perspective)