It’s easy to take software testing for granted, especially when facing a challenging software defect or a tight deadline. But imagine if software testing was your lifeline to a career, a chance to support yourself, and a pathway to independence. ASTQB Director Randall Rice recently trained a group of women in Rwanda and saw first-hand […]

If you are ready to take the next step in your career, you will appreciate the insights from our conversation with test manager Aaron Emery. Aaron originally planned to get only a Foundation Level certification, but the birth of a child made him want to buckle down and accomplish more in his career. That was […]

By Josh Giller CTFL, CTAL-TA Background Testing proprietary workflow software for a large financial services organization is a challenging and exciting career. My organization first got involved with the ASTQB in early 2015, with a small group of experienced testers from our Quality Assurance department working together to study for and take the foundation level […]

Worse than a bad headline … is having to testify about your public failures before a legislative panel. On June 6, 2018, executives of TSB Bank faced questioning by the UK Parliament’s influential Treasury Committee concerning what had been variously described as a “botched IT migration,” “a systems debacle,” and an “IT meltdown.” They were […]

August 8th Headline: “Debut of Johnson County’s new ES&S voting machines devolves into debacle” “With the nation watching for results from hotly contested gubernatorial and congressional primaries, the debut of Johnson County’s [Kansas] new ES&S ExpressVote machines devolved into a debacle Tuesday night as the election office was unable to generate voting tallies.”[1] A subsequent […]

Below is an interesting article that caught the attention of ASTQB’s “observatory,” in which we actively search for testing trends. Share your trend ideas with Taz Daughtrey, ASTQB Director and ASTQB News Editor, on Twitter @astqb #astqbhorizon. The article “Future-proof your IT career with these critical skills” contained several points that are of interest […]

Editor’s Note: ASTQB has established an “observatory” function in which we actively search for testing trends.  See our trend analysis below written by Taz Daughtrey, ASTQB Director and ASTQB News Editor. Then join in on the conversation by sharing your ideas on Twitter @astqb #astqbhorizon. “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two […]