Measuring the Effectiveness of a Tester – Neotys Testing Roundup

1. How do you Measure the Effectiveness of a Tester? The Only Calculation you Need.

Let’s admit it, we all get a little nervous when it comes to measuring our job effectiveness. For many positions, simply crunching a few numbers will never result in an accurate evaluation. However, in the testing world, one question continues to pop up: “how do you measure the effectiveness of a tester?”

In this article, author Rob Lambert explains his view on this question and the motives behind it, while also offering his own calculation of tester effectiveness. Apparently it’s “a calculation to rule all calculations. A calculation that renders all other calculations of team/person performance redundant.”

You’re most definitely going to want to check that out.

2. The Perfect Storm: Mobile Application Quality: An Interview with Jeff Payne

Ensuring the quality of your mobile application is no joke. By 2019, Juniper Research expects total revenues from mobile apps to reach $99 billion, and if you compromise on application performance, you may not see a dime. Thankfully, mobile app development and testing techniques are evolving along with user demand.

This is exactly what Coveros CEO and founder, Jeff Payne, discusses in his TechWell interview. The Mobile Dev+Test speaker explains how much the advent of mobile devices has changed the development game, including both benefits and challenges he’s experienced. Read or listen to the full interview here.

3. What Limitations Does Automated Testing Present?

In an agile business, automation is becoming an essential process—but that doesn’t mean it’s the answer for everything. Organizations should automate as much as possible, while understanding that there are some elements that will not be able to undergo this transition.

Test automation, while able to improve numerous aspects of software development, has limitations that developers and quality assurance teams should be aware of from the start. This post explores a few of the biggest restrictions associated with automated testing. Take a look!

4. Not Familiar with Testers? – Proving Your Worth With a Development Team

What happens when an experienced QA Engineer leaves a team that had a very well-oiled engineering process and stable test framework for a team that had no active testers and was still trying to define its engineering processes?

Well, author Simon Prior is here to tell you. In this article, he discusses his transition to and from these teams and presents key takeaways from this experience that will give you a fighting chance of fostering a testing team that works well with development. Read it here.

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