My 2017 Vision as a Software QA

Happy 2017 everyone!

Happy 2017!!! The new year is upon us and its time for everyone’s favorite – New Year’s resolutions! I have created my own list but instead of new year’s resolution, I’d like to call it “Vision”. Different name but generally the same idea.

Visions for 2017 in QA testing:

1. Find more software bugs.

New year, new bugs. Lots and lots of it. Create a report for even the tiniest details that are not according to the specified requirements.

2. Read 1 book or relevant articles about software testing per month.

I have quite a few books on my list, both printed copy and e-books. I feel that this is something that is totally achievable. Also, there are a lot of online articles and blogs about software testing so I’ll make sure to check that out as well.

3. Take(and Pass) the ISTQB Advanced Level Certification exam.

Last year I passed the ISTQB Foundation level certification exam for software testers, this time, I want to take it up a level higher. If this is also one of your goals this year then good luck to us 🙂

4. Be more active and engaged in the Software Testing Community.

Attend conferences and join focused groups and follow relevant social media pages or site. Last year I was able to attend just 1 software QA conference, this year I’m hoping that number is gonna go up.

5. Learn new skills to further my software testing career.

Learning should never stop. We know that the field of information technology advances rapidly, with this in mind, it is important to have continuous learning. There is so much more to explore and learn. Doing so increases our value to the team and also gives our career a boost at the same time.

That’s it, Happy new year and good luck!