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Software Testing Practice: Test Management by Mario Winter, Thomas Rossner, Tilo Linz, Andreas Spillner

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10 Staff Qualification and Skills

This chapter discusses the professional and social competencies expected of testers and points out factors critical to a successful test team.

10.1 Individual Skills

The “perfect” member of a test team has excellent knowledge and comprehensive experience in several domains: he possesses profound IT expertise; has knowledge about, and experience in, the application domain of the application or test object under test; brings with him a thorough professional qualification in software testing; and has high social competency.

Only very rarely do we find people who fulfill all these requirements equally well. Depending on training and professional career, most candidates are highly qualified IT experts (IT specialists) ...

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