I am a relatively new arrival to the Testing world, I have had just under 3 years experience and am ISEB (foundation) qualified. I do enjoy Testing and am asking if there are any tips you fellow veterans or even other young testers have for me to increase my knowledge of testing.
I am currently Manual testing websites, are there any courses ppl would recommend to go on to learn abt the Automaitve test world?
Well, you can test software on many levels. Here are some examples:
1) Testing if the software is stable. Try to make the software crash.
2) Test if the functionality of the software. See if you always get the expected result out of it.
3) Test if the software is "Dummy-proof". So give incorrect input like: enter a word where a number is required. "Hammer" the mousebutton, mash the keyboard, go nuts on the scrollwheel. And finaly: see if the software crashes and if the right errornotes appear.
4) Check for graphical errors: check if all the windows are in the same style and if all the objects are straight etc etc.
5) Check details: like type errors. Or: is the tab order ok, can you reach all objects in the window using only the tab key.
6) Test on user level: is the software easy to use and understand, could it be made any easier for the user in any way?
Of course a lot of it depends on what kind of software you are testing and what kind of people use the software eventualy.