The emotional power of software

Let’s talk about the emotional power of software. We use software every day. It has the power, sometimes unfortunately, to impact us emotionally and mentally. Even the experience of buying something from an online store can leave us feeling angry, confused, frustrated (as you will see here). But hopefully on the flipside, it can leave […]

Focus less on the acceptance criteria

As testers, we absolutely need to focus less on the acceptance criteria. I recently watched/listened to Nicola Lindgrens chat with Ben Dowen (above), discussing testing beyond requirements. Needless to say, it struck so many chords with me. I was going to tweet about it, but thought, I have too much to say about this. 👀👀 […]

The transferrable skills of a Test Engineer and how they can help your career

Highlighting the career of Test Engineers and helping them see their career in Software Testing has always been important to me. However, I’ve also came to the realisation that people do move to different roles. They want to try different things and find their true passion. Luckily as a Test Engineer you have many transferable […]

How to nail your Software Testing interview

Clearly, the ability to test is important when going for a testing role, but what else is important? And perhaps more importantly, how can you demonstrate it during the recruitment process so that you absolutely nail your Software Testing interview? Now, most people love a good mnemonic, and all people love good testers. Here I’m […]

Why “Safety Language” is so important in Software Testing

I’ve tested everything, there are no bugs 🐛🐛 Safety Language is so important in Software Testing. As testers, before getting ready for release we may get asked “Have you tested everything? Are there any bugs?” Or questions along these lines. Rightly but perhaps more wrongly, people look to us as testers for reassurances, and sometimes […]

7 Habits of Highly Effective People applied to Testing

This post will talk about the 7 habits of highly effective people applied to testing and also how it can help you become a more effective tester. I became aware of these 7 habits as part of a series of workshops where I worked. Like any workshop that was being done by work, I was […]