10 Questions for Software Testers (Fill in the Blanks)

Fill_in-The_____For those familiar with our Testing the Limits series, you may have noticed that I like to throw in an open-ended, fill-in-the-blank question every once and awhile. So instead of keeping these questions exclusively for our guests, I thought I would open them up for you, our readers.

So if you’re up for it, go ahead and answer these 10 questions for software testers in the comments field below:

  1. My favorite part about being a QA professional is ____.
  2. If I had to quit my job as a tester, I would become a _____ because _____.
  3. The testing subject that I’m interested in learning more about is ____.
  4. The worst bug I ever found would have resulted in _____ if it hadn’t been discovered.
  5. If there was one thing I wish people would understand about testing, it’s that _____.
  6. I’ve never understood why developers _____.
  7. I think that tester certifications are _____.
  8. My experience with the Agile methodology has generally been  _____.
  9. If I had to suggest one testing book to read, it would be ____.
  10. When I’m not testing software, you can find me ____.

Thanks for participating. Have a great weekend everyone!

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Comments

  1. Dave says

    My favorite part about being a QA professional is I get to work with a lot of different people.
    If I had to quit my job as a tester, I would become a developer because I’m pretty sure I could code as well as some of the developers whose software I’ve tested. :)
    The testing subject that I’m interested in learning more about is Security.
    The worst bug I ever found would have resulted in database corruption if it hadn’t been discovered.
    If there was one thing I wish people would understand about testing, it’s that I’m not perfect so I’m going to miss something.
    I’ve never understood why developers can’t maintain a site theme – all forms should look and act the same!
    I think that tester certifications are becoming more necessary to find a new job, but fail to teach automation and emerging methods.
    My experience with the Agile methodology has generally been terrible.
    If I had to suggest one testing book to read, it would be a generic book on the basics of testing – sorry, no endorsements here.
    When I’m not testing software, you can find me reading news or cooking.

  2. says

    1.My favorite part about being a QA professional is the chance to not only raise bugs but propose improvements.
    2.If I had to quit my job as a tester, I would become a tester again because I was born to be a tester :-)
    3.The testing subject that I’m interested in learning more about is Performance Testing and ETL testing.
    4.The worst bug I ever found would have resulted in financial lost if it hadn’t been discovered.
    5.If there was one thing I wish people would understand about testing, it’s that it’s not as easy as it looks.
    6.I’ve never understood why developers doesn’t like bugs if they help the quality in their code.
    7.I think that tester certifications are a complement of your hands on experience.
    8.My experience with the Agile methodology has generally been great for over 3 years of using Agile!!!
    9.If I had to suggest one testing book to read, it would be Managing the Testing Process by Rex Black.
    10.When I’m not testing software, you can find me in Google :-)

  3. Elena Kosolobov says

    1. My favorit part about being QA professional is opportunity to improve product and myself.
    2. If I had to quit my job as a tester, I would become a _____ because _____. Never thought about this.
    3. The testing subject that I’m interested in learning more about is an automation and scripting.
    4. The worst bug I ever found would have resulted in freesing a computer if it hadn’t been discovered.
    5. If there was one thing I wish people would understand about testing, it’s that quality is customer satisfaction.
    6. 6. I’ve never understood why developers so uhappy about bugs.
    7. I think that tester certifications are important becouse tester needs specific knowledge.
    8. My experience with the Agile methodology has generally been positive if a product is not too big and complicated.
    9. If I had to suggest one testing book to read, it would be Testing Computer Software by Gem Kaner, Jack Falk, Hung Quoc Nguyen.
    10. I can not give any specific place where you can find me when I am not testing software.

  4. Kirill says

    My favorite part about being a QA professional is “There is always new stuff to learn about”.
    If I had to quit my job as a tester, I would become a snowboarding teacher because this is my main hobby =).
    The testing subject that I’m interested in learning more about is Agile and unit-testing.
    The worst bug I ever found would have resulted in lost of company’s reputation if it hadn’t been discovered.
    If there was one thing I wish people would understand about testing, it’s that it is fun.
    I’ve never understood why developers cannot see product on the whole, not only “their” parts.
    I think that tester certifications are adequate replacement of missing testing eduction diploma.
    My experience with the Agile methodology has generally been fluent. Definetly want to try it in-depth.
    If I had to suggest one testing book to read, it would be Alan Cooper’s “The Inmates Are Running the Asylum” (although it is not exactly about testing).
    When I’m not testing software, you can find me snowboarding/longboarding.

  5. Yami says

    My favorite part about being a QA professional is _Challenge of working in various products, environments and technology___.

    If I had to quit my job as a tester, I would become a __software developer___ because __I am passionate about softwares___.

    The testing subject that I’m interested in learning more about is _game testing and automation testing___.

    The worst bug I ever found would have resulted in __application uninstallation and reinstallation___ if it hadn’t been discovered.

    If there was one thing I wish people would understand about testing, it’s that __testing also needs more skill and talent to find bugs in the same way developers need skills to create softwares___.

    I’ve never understood why developers _worry much when we find bugs____.

    I think that tester certifications are __not very much required___.

    My experience with the Agile methodology has generally been _interesting____.

    If I had to suggest one testing book to read, it would be __uTest forums and blog__.

    When I’m not testing software, you can find me _spending time with my family___.

  6. says

    1. My favorite part about being a QA professional is the challenge of working with individuals across all business units and opportunity to learn multiple technologies.

    2. If I had to quit my job as a tester, I would become a Physical Therapist and Strength and Conditioning Coach for professional sports team if I had the opportunity. Or John McAfee’s security guard.

    3. The testing subject that I’m interested in learning more about is becoming a Test Architect where I get to implement TCoE’s from an Excel spreadsheet to fully functional test lab with functional and performance tests running 24/7 that spit out more metrics than management can handle.

    4. The worst bug I ever found would have resulted in significant financial impact if it hadn’t been discovered.

    5. If there was one thing I wish people would understand about testing, it’s that is a professional skill and automation is software development.

    6. I’ve never understood why developers are so sensitive and think it’s never a bug.

    7. I think that tester certifications are very important to develop a common language across the testing industry. You cannot go to college and get a degree in testing. All other collegiate subjects are pretty much standard so why can’t testing be!

    8. My experience with the Agile methodology has generally been very positive if Management realized they were the pigs.

    9. If I had to suggest one testing book to read, it would be Testing Computer Software, 2nd Edition.

    10. When I’m not testing software, you can find me in the office or at home with my family.

  7. says

    1. My favorite part about being a QA professional is _____ ____.

    2. If I had to quit my job as a tester, I would become a _____ mead mistress _____ because _____ I’m already starting out on this road.

    3. The testing subject that I’m interested in learning more about is ____ mobile automation

    4. The worst bug I ever found would have resulted in _____ blue screening of standard Dell corporate build user machines on launch of Outlook due to a custom add-on _____ if it hadn’t been discovered.

    5. If there was one thing I wish people would understand about testing, it’s that _____ testers aren’t guardians of quality or even there to find bugs, we’re there to protect the user experience because the software can be bug free but if the experience isn’t there, lacks needed functions or does things that stop productivity then the users will complain which will impact support, development, sales and corporate reputation.

    6. I’ve never understood why developers _____ need so many screens – they always seem to need/want more (either that or I’m a luddite with my single screen :) ).

    7. I think that tester certifications are _____ useful as a starting point but not the be-all-and-end-all (without my ISTQB it would have been longer before I discovered the term “exploratory testing” and then found the world of context driven texting (not sure James Bach & Michael Bolton would like that link ;) )

    8. My experience with the Agile methodology has generally been _____ SCRUM or a custom mix of SCRUM, XP & Kanban

    9. If I had to suggest one testing book to read, it would be ____ not a book, but any number of blogs by passionate context driven testers from Elena Houser to Matthew Heusser to James Bach.

    10. When I’m not testing software, you can find me ____ making mead, experimenting with new cookbooks, learning a new craft or with a cocktail or glass of wine in my hand.

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