Software testing news – Issue 474: Unstick to the script

What balance can be found in testing? Read a roundup of news, events, trends and ideas from the testing, QA and quality engineering community in this week's software testing news.

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What's been happening in the testing, QA and quality engineering community? Let's go! 🏄




AI in Testing

Production Bugs


Test Cases

Data Migration Testing

Performance Testing

Career Growth

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Mobile Testing





Just for Fun


I hope you have a great week.

— Simon Tomes, part of the Community Team at Ministry of Testing


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🗓️ Events

New events are always added, so keep checking the events page for up-to-date info.


🗞️ Industry News


✏️ Calls for Contributions

"We understand that many people will default to wanting to do talks at TestBash, but we also believe that there can be opportunities to contribute in smaller ways to build up your confidence. The advantage of smaller contributions is that they will help us establish a relationship with you to help us spot the sparks that you have to offer further down the line."

Read more from MoT's founder and CEO, Rosie Sherry, in her post: Introducing MoT’s Continuous Call for Contributions.


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Simon Tomes

Community Team

Simon works in the community team at Ministry of Testing and his pronouns are he/him. Currently learning to be a better community enabler, he has a passion for all things testing with a career in various testing roles since 2003. He particularly enjoys promoting and sharing the value of exploratory testing.