Posted on : 23-09-2010 | By : Malini Mohan | In : Enterprise Services, Outsourced Product Development
There are specific testing-related measures against which a tester can be evaluated. For example, all testers must be detail oriented and possess analytical skills, independent of whether they are technical testers, subject-matter experts, security testers, performance tester or usability testers. A software tester should requires at least complete knowledge of software testing tools, logical and analytical ability along with quality approach to the software testing processes. Tester should focus and improve all his skills on” understanding customer requirements and writing appropriately”, “comprehensive test cases”, “performing and executing test” and “preparing a detailed self-explanatory test report”. Testing complex business requirements will require extraordinary level of experience and knowledge to keep the budget and time constraint for performing testing without compromising with the coverage or quality.
Some testing tasks may require specific skills within the technical or subject-matter area. For example, a tester who is experienced, or at least familiar, with security testing techniques should be responsible for security testing. A tester who is not skilled in this area can only guess what makes an application secured. Similarly, in the case of localization testing, an English speaker can only guess regarding the correct translation of an application into another language. A more effective localization tester would be a native speaker of the language into which the application has been translated.
Individual skill and knowledge contributes in business failure and success. The individual skill and knowledge contributes in business failure and success. if a resource enhances his skill sets, albeit in a phased manner, he will be far more valuable to his company and the company will be a more potent force in the market. Not only this is relevant in a recession, but also in a booming economy where companies compete to attract and retain the best business. “Forced Multi-Skilling” by companies might lead to the employee losing interest in job and finally walking out. This apart, employees’ work-life balance may be negatively impacted due to time constraints. “Multi-skilling needs to be nurtured and ‘sold’ to employees. It should not be thrust randomly