This week the Ministry of Testing Bloggers club has decided on "What’s the non-technical skill that every tester should have, but most don’t seem to?"
Being a tester move have a very technical mind. A lot of time with intelligent technical people they lack basic common sense. I have seen mountains made out of mole hills, useless tickets, and tickets that no one will ever fix. The button is 2 pixels off... ain't nobody got time for that. A new feature has some bugs do to a weird workflow. Ok we can fix it but we don't need to hold shipping to beta when there is a work around and most people will not use that workflow. Plus a new feature is not breaking current functionality. Take some time to think before standing up for that bug. Yes there are bugs that need standing up for and by golly you do it but make sure it is worth it and not a waste of everyones time. Use Common sense when judging the bug.
QA Hipster is a Quality Assurance Technical Lead for an software company, mostly working with Macs. I have been in the field since September 2013, and have a bachelor's degree in Management Information Services. I started my studies at Iowa State in Software Engineering. I have been working on moving my company forward with the latest QA techniques.