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When Your Mentor Moves On:
 Dealing with A Change In Ideal Leadership

By Brian J. Noggle In retrospect, it seemed idyllic. The QA manager was great. Not only did the boss understand and support your drive to learn more by attending conferences, but he or she even allowed you to read articles and interact with the testing community on company time. When someone sought a scapegoat when […]

Managing Your Relationships – Relationshipping Your Manager

by Ben Kelly When I was learning the ropes as a tester, I’d go to my manager when I was blocked. As far as I was concerned, it was their job to do whatever necessary to allow me to focus on mine. If I didn’t need anything from them, I really just wanted them to […]

Top Browser Extensions For Testing Software

Here at the Ministry of Testing we love anything that can make our testing easier. Tools that take away the mundane and boring bits, and leave us more time to really focus on exploring software are great. When we’re testing web applications and websites then browser extensions really help do just that. They help make […]

6 Practical Ideas to Stay Creative in Software Testing

by Simon Knight You may not have thought of software testing as being a particularly creative discipline before. But if you haven’t done so already, it may be time to start. If nothing else, thinking more innovatively about how you approach your testing projects will help you sharpen your own testing skills. And if you […]

3 Tips To Help Testers Ask Better Questions

By Katrina Clokie When asked about essential skills for a tester, many will mention the ability to ask good questions. They might say this explicitly, or use phrases like strong communicator, inquisitive or collaborative to encompass this trait among others. However, very few people talk about what makes a good question. I don’t believe that […]

Tellurium – Powerful Testing Tool now FREE for all Users

Tellurium, the popular test case management and automation tool, made two big announcements this morning. The first is that you can now link your Tellurium account with your Sauce Labs account in order to run your automated tests against all of the various browser and browser versions that Sauce Labs has to offer. The second […]

My Approach to Mobile Accessibility Testing

By Helen Burge When I get asked by team members about mobile accessibility, I am often asked how difficult it is compared to desktop accessibility testing. Often the questions indicate how many assume that mobile accessibility is a completely different beast to traditional functional and accessibility software testing. This has prompted me to write this […]