Must have skills for QA Testing Engineer
Must have skills for QA Testing Engineer

A highly competent team of QA testers is indispensable for any software project to be successful. Because, delivering software with a single bug can cost millions of dollars for a company and not to mention the loss of reputation. To prevent such possibilities, good companies hire expert testes to find and resolve bugs before the software is released.

But how can you know if a QA tester is qualified and competent enough? QA testing is a challenging career that needs unique skills. The following guidelines may help you find the right candidate for your
software testing company in UAE . Go through the candidate’s resume to clues to those skills.

1.      Critical Analysis


A company’s product should meet the necessary customer needs. An experienced QA tester can easily think multiple scenarios from a customer view point throughout the software development in Dubai


For instance, a good tester should be able to think through multiple scenarios and make sure the software act toward each one of them. Hence when customer face any of these scenarios, the software will operate smoothly.  


2.      Flexibility


QA testers need to be comfortable with various testing methods (such as automation and manual testing), standard tools, and at least a quick familiarity with the possible alternatives.


For instance, manual testing skills alone won’t be enough. If the job requires automation testing, then they should be able to perform it. But don’t employ solely based on prior experience; seek for proof that the candidate has been keen of learning new things.

Someone who has become an expert in five earlier tools possibly can learn the next five- including some that aren’t designed yet.

3.      Ability to Communicate


Often many think that a QA tester’s job is a solitary one that doesn’t require much communication with other stake holders, which is completely untrue. QA testing engineers have to regularly and effectively communicate with clients as well as other stakeholders especially on the issue of development. Hence having the ability to communicate with both technical as well as non-technical people is essential.


4.      Quick to Learn


Last minute changes are very much part of a software development life cycle, which means that there is no one way of managing complications. There is always scope for improvement. QA testers must be the first to adapt to new tools and techniques. This is because the time schedule is not theirs but the company’s, so they must get accustomed to it to move the product further.


5.      Collaboration and Social Skills 


Departmental silos are breaking as more IT solutions companies are adopting an agile testing method. Earlier QA testers were kept as separate from other processes, now they are compelled to collaborate with developers, programmers and other executives. But this requires effective communication skills for the tester to convey important issues to other people, as well as keen listening skills. The best of QA engineers collaborate closely with people outside of their expertise to assure a successful product at release.