What testing topics should the Dojo cover

(Mark Winteringham) #1

Hi all,

So as the new DojoBoss I am on a mission to understand the skillsets that an individual can learn to succeed in Software Testing. Whether your an explorer, a test case runner, an automator, a coach, a lead, a manager, etc. I want to understand what topics and skills are needed to help those people.

I hope to use this information to make the Dojo even bigger and better, so I’d love to hear from you all about what do you think a tester needs to learn? What tools? What topics? For example in my own career I have learnt things such as:

  • Exploratory testing
  • Communication
  • Note-taking
  • Working in agile teams
  • Programming in JS, Java and Ruby
  • Bug reporting

What do you think others should learn, what have YOU learnt in the past that is useful?

- Mark

(Luke) #2

Time management
Information Systems
Critical thinking
Computer Network
Web servers

(Ady Stokes) #3

Accessibility Principles (including inclusive language)
Accessibility Testing Techniques
Thought Techniques for test case creation
Pairing Techniques
Basic Security, Performance and other ‘none functional’ areas
Coaching Testers
Risk Identification Techniques
Learning Methods (to help the learner tailor to their style)
Reporting Techniques
Generating and Using Test Data
Database Interrogation Techniques (SQL use etc.)
Testability / Observability
Heuristics and Mnemonics creation and use
Methodology overviews (Agile, Specification by Example, Xtreme Programming, X Driven Development(s), Waterfall <I suppose!>)

(Christopher) #4

More software development standards
Clean Coding Principles
Design Patterns
Docker for Testing
Infrastructure as Code
Using Metrics for self reflection and trend analysis
Change Management

(João Farias) #5

Pair programming and pair testing
Testing In Production

(Jesper) #6

ITIL enterprise change management
Organisational change management

(Christopher) #7

Organizational Change Management.