4. Test Plan & Documentation
A good tester is expected to have test planning and documentation skill to identify the requirements of the testing process. This kind of skill helps in tracking the process easily and identifying any changes in the requirement and helps in reporting at right time. It not only stops by tracking the process but helps the enterprise to allocate budget as well. Every tester to learn about planning and documentation skill to explore more.
5. Different Stages of Software Development
It is suggested to have testers involved in all stages of software development. It helps the testers to gain more knowledge and better understanding about the application under test. If the involvement of testers is in the starting stage itself the number of bugs could be find out earlier. It results in reduction in time and is cost effective also. Early preparation of testing environment provides enough time to work on unknown risks as well. Also get in involved with decision taking meetings to understand better about the application.
6. Programming Skill
It is not necessary that testers must be proficient in programming but it is expected to understand the in and around working principle so that they can be able to locate the bugs in the programming level. Reduction of bugs in the application code level helps in reduction of time and effort and improves the application efficiency.
7. Reporting Skill
Reporting skill is another pillar that support your testing career. This skill helps in provide an outlook on the project and the application working status. Overall better coordination about the test project could be maintained.