Software testing requires experienced and trained individuals that can meet quality standards. There is no denying the importance of software testing tools and techniques, but in the end, it’s the tester who has to find the bugs, communicate with the developers to get it fixed and much more. So, there is no alternative to testers’ skills. However, being human, they’re bound to make mistakes as well. No matter how experienced they are, the chances of making mistakes are always there. But it’s in the hands of testers to minimize these chances and take sufficient measures to do so.
Following are some of the most common mistakes testers make:
1. Communicating Ineffectively
Communication brings a significant amount of clarity in your project that is essential to achieving your objectives. It diminishes the chances of leaving loopholes in areas like repetitive test cases, failed testing attempts, dissemination of data regarding tests, and much more. When they work in collaboration with other team members like developers, test managers, etc. they must play a part as a problem-solver to try and fix the complex issues at hand through effective communication and analysis to find the root cause.
2. Fixing Bugs
Testers often have this misconception that it’s their responsibility to fix a bug reported during testing. However, this is not true because it is a developer’s job to handle it. Tester’s responsibilities are limited to providing complete and accurate information about the error to the developer, the rest is the developer’s job. If a tester tries to fix it himself, it can lead to misassumptions about the error in the mind of the developer.