In the ever-evolving realm of software testing, 2023 was a year of change. nFocus witnessed significant developments in various areas and throughout the year, we’ve made it our mission to provide commentary of what we’ve been seeing along with providing our insights.
Insights on Recruiting Test Automation Personnel
As a business, we take pride in actively listening to our clients, prospective clients, and team members to ensure that we are consistently providing the right services to meet the evolving needs of our industry.
Through this approach, we have observed that many individuals and organisations have been facing persistent challenges when it comes to recruiting test automation professionals such as Test Automation Engineers.
Embracing Challenges and Driving Quality: Introduction
A Closer Look at Testing Lifecycle and Key Terms
Hello fellow LinkedIn readers and welcome to thoughts of the day. As a child, I would often engage in word puzzles, anagrams and then later learning testing material we used mnemonics to remember things.
As a spin off at my tea-break, I wrote down the word ‘testing’ and reeled off some key terms that feature heavily in testing. All for some light-hearted reading based upon my many experiences over the years.
Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace: Are we there yet?
Since the 1990s, employers have tried consciously to motivate their employees by engaging and empowering them to contribute to their organisations. This was the beginning of the “inclusion” wave which was stirred further by globalisation. As people from different cultures with different identities connected with each other through their employers, the evident “diversity” demanded attention. We, as employees, wanted to be treated equally irrespective of our age, race, language, gender, religious identity or who we choose to love.
The Vitality of UK GDPR Compliance
As the demand for efficient testing grows, so does the demand for relevant data to test against. We are aware that many of our clients use a copy of live data in their testing. It makes sense. Live data is relevant as there is plenty of it and it's quick and easy to get hold of.
From the Inside Out - Measuring Software Test Success
Welcome to my blog about measuring the success of software testing. This is an important topic because it directly puts cost benefit analysis under the spotlight. Cost control is at the forefront of everything we do, so spending needs to be closely managed and justified.
The sub-header, ‘From The Inside Out’, is written from inside the delivery lifecycle and from more than two decades of testing experience, observations and perspective of a Test Consultant.
How to Utilise Impact Analysis & Dependency for Maximum Benefit
Hello everyone, I wanted to share a few musings around prioritisation, impact analysis and dependency in testing. This topic is of great interest to me because it affects so much of our lives, we do it naturally with varying success; depending upon our core values and many other variables. These includes aspirations, age, upbringing, genetics, level of responsibilities, consequences and experience. We are all consumers and users subconsciously testing the products available on the market, prioritising those which are important to us and our perception of how much value is to be received in using those carefully selected products.
Expert Tips on Reducing Documentation
As a test manager, for many years, my life has revolved around paper... requirements, documents and reports. I even had the poster!
I must admit I found comfort in my templates and checklists but then came agile! In an agile world, the focus is on delivering working software quickly and efficiently. Agile methodologies encourage collaboration and communication between team members, including End Users, Testers, Developers and Product Owners. One of the key principles of agile is to value working software over comprehensive documentation.
Mobile Device Testing: What You Need to Know
This blog was a collaborative effort, bringing together diverse perspectives and expertise to create a comprehensive piece. We extend a special thank you to all the contributors including Jessica Ward and Jane Kelly who generously shared their knowledge and insights.
Hi fellow readers! I’d like to share an insight into my experience with mobile testing, the compatibility issues across a range of mobile devices and its benefits. I’ve conducted testing for many years and find the same topics being debated: time, cost, money, quality and compatibility.