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6 reasons why software testing is more fun than you’d think

Adem Tural - April 26, 2023

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6 reasons why software testing is more fun than you’d think

Software testing may sound boring to you but, let me tell you, it's a lot more fun than you might think! As a software tester myself, I can assure you that it's not just about finding bugs and running tests. It's a thrilling adventure filled with surprises, challenges, and opportunities to learn and grow. Let me share with you 6 personal reasons why software testing is so much fun.

 

1. Finding bugs gives you a kick

For me, software testing is like going on a treasure hunt. You get to dig into the work of expert developers and uncover any flaws or defects in the software. It's a bit like hacking, but completely legal. Finding and fixing bugs gives me an adrenaline rush, and I take pride in helping to build solid and reliable software for end users. When I see stakeholders stoked with the results of my hard work, it's super rewarding and makes my job even more satisfying. Happy bug hunting!

 

2. Challenging the mind

As a software tester, you need to have a sharp mind to scrutinize the work of top developers. It's not just about solving problems, it’s more about finding problems. You need to be critical, analytical, and thorough in your approach. It's a challenge that requires creativity, an eye for quality, and superior logic. Your mind is constantly engaged in solving brain teasers and unraveling the mysteries of the software. And you know what? It's made me more focused and detail-oriented not just at work, but in my personal life too!

 

3. Enhancing people skills through teamwork 

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Software testing is not a one-person job. It's a team effort that requires intense collaboration, working closely with functional specialists and technical experts who have different perspectives and angles. You need to understand, integrate, and manage these diverse viewpoints while collaborating constructively to boost the quality of the solution. It's helped me improve my people skills and thrive in a collaborative work environment.

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4. Win-win: learning from peers

One of the best things about being a software tester is the opportunity it gives you to learn and grow. At OMP, I’m constantly learning from my more experienced colleagues, some of whom are the best in their field. Collaborating with functional product managers, I review test cases while they generously share their time and expertise, providing valuable insights into various products and solutions. Their input helps me produce higher-quality end-user testing scenarios. Developers teach me new technical skills, recognizing that my in-depth understanding of the application allows me to conduct rigorous testing. In return, I help them improve the quality of their code. It's a win-win situation, constantly motivating me to keep learning and improving my skills.

 

5. Exploring new technologies and methodologies

Software testing is a dynamic field that’s continuously evolving, offering exciting opportunities to explore new testing tools, technologies, and methodologies as part of the job. I’m fortunate to work with cutting-edge tools and technologies, including JavaScript, Python, REST API, UI automation, Git, AzureDevOps, SQL Server, InfluxDB, Kubernetes (K8s), and cloud technologies. Additionally, our team collaborates using scrum tools and agile methodology. As a software tester, you’re really at the forefront of the latest industry developments, continuously learning and adapting to stay ahead of the game.

 

6. Never bored: thriving on job diversity

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Never bored: thriving on job diversity

One last thing I love most about software testing is the diversity. From front-end testing to API testing, performance testing, scalability testing, database testing, and end-to-end testing, I’m always handling a variety of tasks simultaneously. I analyze requirements for validity and feasibility, run different tests, and participate in a range of projects all at the same time. It's like being a full-blown project manager, juggling multiple tasks and challenges, and never getting bored.

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Ultimately, software testing is far from being a boring job, it’s an adventure that every day keeps me engaged. If you're considering a career in software testing, I highly recommend giving it a try. Join the global Quality Assurance team at OMP where you'll be working alongside the best in the business — my amazing colleagues! Check out our job opportunities to see if we click.

Adem Tural

Quality Assurance Test Engineer

Biography

As a seasoned software tester with over 10 years of experience, Adem brings invaluable insights from testing diverse applications across different industries. Passionate about AI and currently finishing his Ph.D., Adem puts his expertise to work at OMP's Data Science team. When he's not busy breaking software, you can find him staying ahead of the latest tech trends.