Profession software tester

Software testers perform software tests. They may also plan and design them. They may also debug and repair software although this mainly corresponds to designers and developers. They ensure that applications function properly before delivering them to internal and external clients.

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Personality Type


  • Software metrics

    The metrics that measure a characteristic of the software system in order to determine the development of the software and evaluate it.

  • Levels of software testing

    The levels of testing in the software development process, such as unit testing, integration testing, system testing and acceptance testing.

  • Software anomalies

    The deviations of what is standard and exceptional events during software system performance, identification of incidents that can alter the flow and the process of system execution.

  • Software architecture models

    The set of structures and models needed to understand or describe the software system, including the software elements, the relations between them and the properties of both elements and relations.


  • Provide software testing documentation

    Describe software testing procedures to the technical team and the analysis of test outcomes to users and clients in order to inform them about the state and efficiency of software.

  • Address problems critically

    Identify the strengths and weaknesses of various abstract, rational concepts, such as issues, opinions, and approaches related to a specific problematic situation in order to formulate solutions and alternative methods of tackling the situation.

  • Execute software tests

    Perform tests to ensure that a software product will perform flawlessly under the specified customer requirements, using specialised software tools. Apply software testing techniques and tools in order to identify software defects (bugs) and malfunctions.

  • Perform software unit testing

    Test single units of source code to determine whether or not they are suitable for use by creating short code fragments.

  • Replicate customer software issues

    Use specialised tools to replicate and analyse the conditions that caused the set of software states or outputs reported by the customer in order to provide adequate solutions.

  • Report test findings

    Report test results with a focus on findings and recommendations, differentiating results by levels of severity. Include relevant information from the test plan and outline the test methodologies, using metrics, tables, and visual methods to clarify where needed.

Optional knowledge and skills

develop ict test suite groovy ruby (computer programming) swift (computer programming) process-based management c# resource description framework query language ml (computer programming) lean project management typescript microsoft visual c++ scala perl query languages ajax use scripting programming software components libraries smalltalk (computer programming) application usability lisp common lisp matlab javascript agile project management conduct ict code review c++ linq pascal (computer programming) perform software recovery testing xquery mdx unstructured data hardware components execute integration testing sparql vbscript haskell ldap erlang measure software usability abap debug software visual studio .net sas language plan software testing python (computer programming) computer programming audit techniques sap r3 ict debugging tools develop automated software tests java (computer programming) n1ql openedge advanced business language apl r objective-c cobol ict project management methodologies manage schedule of tasks coffeescript scratch (computer programming) assembly (computer programming) ict performance analysis methods php prolog (computer programming) tools for ict test automation

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