Software tester responsibilities
The software testing team at eTestware are a hardy bunch. No strangers to overcoming obstacles, they frequently rise to ever-more complex challenges. The simple fact is that software tester responsibilities are based in the world of computer science. Today then we look at those responsibilities in a little more depth.
Software tester job description
Typically when seeking a new tester, companies are looking for results-driven individuals. The tester is responsible for designing and running software usability tests. They must carry out tests and then analyse the results. They report on their observations and are then sometimes asked to interact with clients in order to understand product requirements.
To be successful you need a working knowledge of software and test design. You must be able to run through tests and then interpret and evaluate the results. Communication skills are essential, as of course is a deep understanding of software programming and test design.
Software tester responsibilities*
- Reviewing software requirements
- Interacting with clients to understand product requirements
- Preparing test scenarios
- Executing software usability tests
- Analysing test results
- Preparing reports and then reporting them back
- Participating in design reviews
Software tester requirements*
- A bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field
- An up-to-date knowledge of software test design
- Firm understanding of testing methodologies, techniques and software
- A working knowledge of programming
- Strong communication skills
- The ability to think critically
- Good organisational skills
- A keen eye for detail
So then, there you have it. There are additional responsibilities and requirements but the above points offer a good idea of what it takes to be a tester. It goes without saying that you must be ready to work hard and then apply yourself in a logical manner. Testing must be done and then done again, often with bugs emerging that were previously missed. Reconciling your own errors is a difficult task and not everyone is cut out to be a software tester.
Do you have what it takes to take on the many software tester responsibilities? Would you like to work for a dynamic, forward-thinking company? If so, then we’d like to hear from you: Work with eTestware.
As part of theICEway ecosystem of companies, we help to provide end-to-end digital solutions for clients in a range of different sectors. Our work has predominantly been in cruise, travel, healthcare and insurance. If you need support with your own testing requirements then do get in touch today.