7 Key Traits to Master for Novice Testers

July 2, 2015

Hoa Lee_KMS


Hoa Le, Senior QA Engineer at KMS Technology

There are many difficulties and challenges when beginning any career. However, the limitations and challenges depend on our mindset. To excel at anything, we must learn, research, practice, and never give up. Repeat, repeat, repeat. But what sets apart a good tester and a great tester? As you grow in your career, it is important to remember the following:

  1. Testing = Mission Critical
    Eat, sleep, and breathe testing. The quality of a product is determined by the quality of its testing phase and can have disastrous outcomes if rushed or skipped. In critical fields such as air traffic control, the presence of bugs in a software application can cause irreparable losses. Testers must be aware that the quality of product is of utmost importance, and be the advocate for the testing process.

    2.Be Passionate
    The key to success in any work is having true passion. Why is passion so important for testers? It gives you inspiration to find creative ways to overcome challenges in your work. That passion is what helps a sometimes repetitive process stay exciting, day after day.

    3.  Be a Team Player
    Professional testers must be team players. They need to collaborate with other members to gain the best quality for product, both within....

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