Functional Testing Industry Wisdom

Why do you love Software Testing?

Recently in an interview I was asked – Why do you love Software Testing? This got me thinking…

  • It started without an option. As a fresher I was assigned to a Testing team without any preference. I had no option. Yeah! I was ‘pushed’ into Testing at my career start.
  • Once started, it has been a roller coaster ride. It is different from what it seems – a tester is required to excel in different aspects – test process, techniques, planning, automation, mindset, logical understanding, end-user behavior, client interaction, status reports, tools, programming, methodology, etc.
  • Testing too is a technical activity. There are multiple aspects to it – functional, performance, security, debugging, tools, automation, etc.
  • Testing is an activity that makes the software/product better.

How will you feel if you bought a new smartphone at a high price only to find a fault when used? Frustrated. Disappointed. Cheated. Angry. Sad? Yeah! A tester’s job is to prevent you feeling all those negative aura 😛

What is your reason to pursue Testing as a career?

Love Software Testing

Raman Hullur | Android/iOS App Automation Expert | Appium Ninja | Quality Assurance (QA) | Exploratory Testing Geek | User Experience & Beta Tester

It’s fun! A satisfaction of doing what I like to do! Yes, love to find bugs! Doesn’t matter a product from tech giant or it’s already live J (as a ‘free’lancer) and it’s challenging too!!

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The only reason is I love to find bugs. Testing any application gives immense passion.

A Sense of Satisfaction that I am actively contributing towards my client business success…

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Not only about bugs, Verifying the behaviour of certain things against requirement specification is called “Testing”.  verifying the behaviour of software/Application/ projects aganist requirement specification is  called Software testing.

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Rohit Umarjikar | Technical Lead at Cognizant

Testing has became the must part of SDLC , so regardless of love about it , that needs to be done accurately else each bug in production cost a lot of money , more than the software itself sometimes 😊

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Er. Harshal Aher | Software Quality Assurance Engineer at KBA Systems

I love testing because we always thing 2 steps ahead to client perspective, as per knowledge, technology, your thing about what should be happens next. it will make great feeling. it will make both side happy.

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Ankit Jain | Test Lead at KPIT

Satisfaction what I like to do and yes I love to find bugs irrespective of type of product and also argue with developer on same and explained the difference use case. Think ahead with developer and help company to improve the quality of product.

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Najia Faridi | Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

My two cents –

I also entered into testing ,as I got a job in testing.No other option.

Initial excitement to work as QA was “getting paid for finding issues in someone else work/ breaking things”.

But slowly and gradually I learnt that QA is not about finding bugs. Its more than that.Its about making product better, enhance customer experience.

QA is not just the gatekeeper, whose role comes at end the of play. QA are equal stakeholder of the product since the start of  product development.

For me , a happy customer is a job well done.

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Srirangan Mohan | Sr. Engineer at Aspire Systems

Same here!! but after few days, I’ve fell in love with the what I do because this gives me a wonderful feel to deliver something without any issues or to assure the quality of the product.

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