Agile Tester Roles and Responsibilities

Posted by Adam Bardell on 28/08/2018

It all starts with Quality
Testers do not just “do testing” in an Agile team and have many roles to play during the delivery of software. Testers are fully involved in the development lifecycle, meaning quality starts from day one. Although everyone in the team is responsible for quality, the test team tend to drive this and lead by example to promote good working practices, as well as being at the forefront when identifying product risks.

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Topics: Agile,, Software Testing

An Overview Of Test Management Tools

Posted by Jane Kelly on 25/07/2018

Test management tools are resources used to help manage software testing activities and make them easier and faster to perform. They help to save time and money so that people/applications and other resources involved in actively testing can use their time more effectively.

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Topics: Software Testing, Test Management Tools

A Performance Test Plan Template

Posted by Scott Summers on 12/07/2018

I hope you find this Performance Test Plan template helpful. Please use it wisely. You see, I have mixed feelings about template test plans – performance or otherwise.

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Topics: Software Testing, test plan template, Load and Performance Testing

What is a Software Testing Process?

Posted by Jane Kelly on 26/06/2018

The software testing process involves activities categorised into key stages during the evaluation of software quality.

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Topics: Software Testing, Software Test Process

How An Agile Test Plan Can Lead England To Victory!

Posted by Phil Edwards on 20/06/2018

As England battled to victory against the Tunisian rugby team in their first fixture of the 2018 World Cup, many are praising the way in which the England manager Gareth Southgate has prepared his team. Team morale is at an all-time high, a team has been picked based on ability and potential and finally a formation/system that fits the players. Of course, this plan will need to change throughout the tournament – it will need to be Agile and adaptable to change. We can draw many parallels to the software development world and this article focuses on how an Agile Test Plan fits within the life-cycle of a project.

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Topics: Software Testing, Agile Test Plan

Web Application Penetration Testing

Posted by Scott Summers on 11/06/2018

If the Pentagon and the Whitehouse can both be hacked, then so can you. Now, please don’t think for a second that I think the members of the Pentagon and Whitehouse are in any way more intelligent or better than you (I’m convinced of quite the opposite – without even meeting you), but I am assuming they have pretty good cyber security.

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Topics: Software Testing, Security Testing

Business Assurance - Intelligent Testing

Posted by Phil Edwards on 4/06/2018

To be very clear, business assurance is about providing companies with increased confidence in their business environment; meaning that they maintain improved quality and efficiency of their business processes and ensuring a high calibre of assurance that they’re in control of their business at all times.

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Topics: Software Testing, Business Assurance

Testing The Test Plan Template

Posted by Jane Kelly on 22/05/2018

A test plan is used in the software testing process and sets out intentions regarding software testing activity targeting a software release implementation. Releases typically provide system changes and fixes to be implemented to enhance the business operations experience. We use test plans to help demonstrate that a system or product is developed as per the requirements and specifications.

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Topics: Software Testing, test plan template

How To Get Started With Performance Engineering

Posted by Scott Summers on 15/05/2018

High user expectations and the risk of putting poorly performing code live makes performance engineering more important than it has even been. Fortunately, incremental change makes it easier to engineer system performance and build a workable process. For those doing DevOps, having administrators and technical subject matter experts as part of the delivery team have a much better ecosystem within which to deliver effective performance engineering.

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Topics: Software Testing, Performance Engineering

IoT Projects - Seven Testing Types

Posted by Phil Edwards on 1/05/2018

What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? Well to simplify, it’s anything that can be connected remotely without wires; like the connection of your Amazon Echo, printers, heating systems, some vehicles and other home devices, along with medical/office equipment and of course your dog cams! Basically, anything that can collect and exchange data and information between the device and user. This technology allows the user to control devices remotely over a network – simple.

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Topics: Software Testing, IoT Projects

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