Getting ROI from your freelance software tester

Development houses have a right to expect a lot from a freelance tester. Firstly, without the endless budget of some larger companies, they can ill afford time and money caused by improper scoping and testing. Secondly, they have recognised the advantage of having an independent review of the product and that in its own right […]

Software Test Templates – scoping out your tests

I wrote a blog recently “the value of a software testing process” in which I questioned the traditional benefits of software test scripts based on the re-use and repeatability theory. My approach to any rapid change software development is to make a some basic assumptions 1) The code is going to change quickly 2) The […]

Benefits of Software Testing

Looking at the benefits of software testing from a business perspective can be quite a challenge if your a blue-hat, IT type of person as I am. To sell testing effectively though, its helpful to view testing from the perspective of the person who ultimately gets to make the decisions. So here goes!The way I […]

Benefits of a software testing club

I’ve discovered Rosie Sherry’s excellent software testing club at http://club.drivenqa.com/ Its great because you can setup your own local group and since I live in Australia I set up one for the ANZACS. I think we need a logo or picture though? Anyone any ideas? my two (aussie) cents for the day….

The value of a software testing process

Does a software testing process provide a best approach to testing? Coming from a background in engineering I have always been a firm believer in the benefits of a sold and dependable testing process which includes test planning, design, building, execution and reporting. So, how come I find it hard to convince others of its […]

Kid in a sweet shop

I have the dream job at the moment …. I think. I’ve been asked to create a testing methodology for a company that wants to implement a software testing processe. Fantastic! I thought to myself, just what I’ve always wanted to do. So I busily set about talking to people and finding out what they […]

The right people for the right job

I want to share my ideas on software testing. Software testing is in my blood, which a lot of people are really happy about because then they don’t have to test or test as much anyhow. To be perfectly honest, thats how I like it. My soapbox topic this week to my client has been […]