Clarifying QA Roles: Making Sense of an Array of Job Titles and Responsibilities

QA roles and responsibilities in software development can be confusing. On message boards, even ones specific to testing, questions such as “What’s the difference between a tester and an SDET?” and “Is an SDET the same thing as an automation

Four Online Courses to Become a Better SDET

The trend toward continuous delivery and automated testing has caused organizations to lean more on the SDET role, increasing the demand for highly skilled SDETs in the marketplace. For manual testers who want to become SDETs, and for current SDETs who want to grow their value, continuing education is essential.

Top QA Strategies for Mitigating the Impact of Delays in Web/Mobile Agile Development Projects

In an ideal agile web or mobile software development project, a sprint ends on time, QA’s work is recognized and appreciated as a normal part of the process, and life goes on. But in my experience, 60 to 75 percent of sprints incur some sort of delay. When delays occur, the burden to “catch up” often falls on those in the last stage, which in development means QA. In order to do our jobs well and be ready for the next sprint, we in QA will accommodate whatever twists and turns come with the project, but it can be stressful to be the last one to get the baton in a relay race, especially if you are already behind and have a specific time to beat in order for the whole team to win.

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