How to distinguish true geniuses from fake testers?
The list of eight differences between real and fake testers:
1. Real testers are at one with the project
To benefit a project a tester must:
- take into account the project objectives;
- adapt to external conditions (priorities, deadlines, goals, top-level objectives);
- be able to find out: What should be done now to help the project achieve the goal?
2. True testers are able to design tests
To do this, any testing begins with a study of the product, factors affecting its performance and their subsequent decomposition into equivalence classes.
3. True testers understand the architecture of the software being tested
Having learned how software works, a tester:
- designs tests more efficiently;
- provides the best coverage, knowing the factors affecting performance;
- more accurately and competently localizes bugs and thus saves time of developers and the whole project!
4. True testers are experts in communication
Testers must not only find and register a bug. They need to do everything possible to make it easy and fun to correct a bug.
5. True testers are also well versed in the applied areas
They need to know how the product works, the user, his mental model, how to use the product, in what conditions and how.
6. True testers cannot be experts
It is impossible to be an expert in the emerging industry. New techniques and approaches constantly appear, methodological base is negligibly small and changing continuously.
7. True testers choose goals, not means
Each project has its own working conditions as well as each team, and effective testing is always determined by the context!
When true testers decide to introduce anything, they say: “It will be useful for our project, because…”
8. True testers love their work, love their products and are constantly developing
True testers love their work and always find creativity in it.
True testers love their products. It is impossible to like testing and destruction at the same time.
True testers are constantly developing young fledgling industry!
As for conclusion true testers usually make it by themselves!