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Soft Skills Required in QA

Soft Skills Required in QA

Rostislav Yavorski, Head of Research, Exactpro

“Soft skills help employees stay organised, fully utilise their hard skills, establish a reputation, and, eventually, improve the productivity of your company. The list of top soft skills depends on the industry. For software testers, lifelong learning and communication definitely are of the highest priority."

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QA Meetup. 18 June 2022

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  1. 1 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST

    SOFTWARE exactpro.com Soft Skills Required in QA Rostislav Yavorskiy 18 JUNE 2022 WYNDHAM GRAND TBILISI, BALLROOM Exactpro Head of Research
  2. 2 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE 2 BUILD SOFTWARE TO

    TEST SOFTWARE Skill is the ability to do something well
  3. 3 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE 3 BUILD SOFTWARE TO

    TEST SOFTWARE vs. Hard Skills Teachable abilities or skill sets that are easy to quantify Soft Skills Also known as “people skills” or “interpersonal skills” Language proficiency Certificate or degree Typing speed Machine operation Computer programming html </> Communication Flexibility Leadership Teamwork Time Management Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills
  4. 4 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE Soft skills • Critical

    thinking, problem solving, public speaking, professional writing, teamwork, digital literacy, leadership, professional attitude, work ethic, career management and intercultural fluency • Organization, communication, teamwork, networking, public speaking, creative writing, time management, leadership • Social skills, interpersonal skills, and a positive attitude
  5. 5 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE Top soft skills per

    industry. Technology 1. Humility - Critical when working with other team members who may need help 2. Teamwork - Able to work collaboratively and independently 3. Lifelong learner - Continues to stay updated with industry trends 4. Leadership - Openness to helping others with their personal development 5. Self-Starter - Able to recognize problems within systems and take action to resolve https://www.testgorilla.com/blog/top-soft-skills-per-industry/
  6. 6 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE Zero Outage Industry Standard

    Sense of urgency to reduce business impacts, Pro-active work approach Communication, Teamwork, Sense for quality, Decision making Adherence to processes, Outcome oriented, Learning from mistakes Conflict resolution and mediation skills, Reliability and credibility https://zero-outage.com/the-standard/people/competency-model/
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    TEST SOFTWARE Soft skills help employees fully utilize their hard skills
  8. 8 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE Happy employees • Maintain

    relationships • Grow a network • Facilitate growth • Stay organized • Prove initiative • Develop leadership • Gain confidence • Establish a reputation
  9. 9 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE Happy business • Improved

    productivity • Improved leadership • Better teamwork • Increased workplace communication • Enhanced employee satisfaction
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    TEST SOFTWARE Soft skill: Data literacy
  11. 11 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE What is data literacy

    The ability to read, understand, create, and communicate data as information Data literacy skills include the following abilities: • Knowing what data is appropriate to use for a particular purpose • Interpreting data visualizations • Understanding data analytics tools and methods • Data storytelling, communicating information about data to other people
  12. 12 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE Data collection culture The

    process of gathering and measuring information on targeted variables in an established system, which then enables one to answer relevant questions and evaluate outcomes
  13. 13 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE Data quality attributes •

    Accuracy, whether or not given values are correct and consistent • Completeness, there should be no gaps or missing information • Reliability, how well a method measures something • Relevance, consistency between the content of data and the area of interest • Timeliness, the time between when information is expected and when it is readily available for use
  14. 14 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE Data visualization proficiency The

    graphic representation of data, particularly efficient way of communicating Data visualization principles: • show the data • present many numbers in a small space • encourage the eye to compare different pieces of data • reveal the data at several levels of detail • serve clear purpose: description, exploration, or decoration Histogram Bar Chart Line Graph Scatter Plot Pie Chart Radial Chart
  15. 15 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE Storytelling with data Understand

    the context Choose an Effective Visual Focus Attention Tell a Story
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    TEST SOFTWARE Storyboard example
  17. 17 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE 17 BUILD SOFTWARE TO

    TEST SOFTWARE Storyboard example Start with an overview
  18. 18 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE 18 BUILD SOFTWARE TO

    TEST SOFTWARE Storyboard example Zoom in one part
  19. 19 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE 19 BUILD SOFTWARE TO

    TEST SOFTWARE Storyboard example Zoom in the other part
  20. 20 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE 20 BUILD SOFTWARE TO

    TEST SOFTWARE Storyboard example Focus on relationships
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    TEST SOFTWARE Storyboard example Conclude
  22. 22 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE 22 BUILD SOFTWARE TO

    TEST SOFTWARE Example: Data story for Linuxgram channel
  23. 23 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE Start day 2016-Jan-06 Subscribers

    68 828 Total posts 8 897 Posts per day 3.8 Linuxgram . t.me/linuxgram
  24. 24 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE Posts per week

  25. 25 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE Posts per week 3-6

    posts/day 2-4 posts/day
  26. 26 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE Seasonal

  27. 27 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE Seasonal - Insignificant

  28. 28 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE Daily cycle

  29. 29 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE Daily cycle Midnight?

  30. 30 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE Daily cycle Midnight?

  31. 31 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE Number of posts per

    day distribution
  32. 32 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE Number of posts per

    day distribution Outlier!
  33. 33 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE Linuxgram Start day 2016-Jan-06

    Subscribers 68 828 Total posts 8 897 Posts per day 3.8 Posts per day distribution Weekly activity
  34. 34 BUILD SOFTWARE TO TEST SOFTWARE Questions? Thank You!