How to create effective adverts for recruiting software testers

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 08:00 AM

When recruiting software testers many hiring managers often look for the impossible candidate who can do everything. These people don’t exist yet many hiring managers continue to place job adverts that seek out these candidates.   What follows are 5 ways that will help you to create effective adverts for recruiting software testers When I Read More →

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Your Competency Matrix May Not Match Reality

Monday, October 20, 2014 12:00 PM

I’ve just posted over on my LinkedIn profile about how a competency matrix may not be helpful in working out your teams competencies. In the article I outline 4 problems with a competency matrix and a simple solution to all of them – focus on behaviours and results. Here are the four identified problems. The Read More →

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8 Lessons I learned from building a Test team

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:20 PM

Building a successful test team is hard work. I’ve outlined 8 lessons I learned from growing a successful test team in an article titled “The Blazingly Simple Guide To Growing A Test Team”. It has been published in the October edition of Testing Trapeze.   The article sits along great articles from Erin Donnell, Richard Read More →

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Works on my machine

Friday, September 19, 2014 12:24 PM

I’m proud to announce a new range of merchandise from The Social Tester. I’m promoting my new online store at Zazzle. My first design, available in two flavors, is the classic “Works on my machine”. With the alternative “Doesn’t work on my machine”. Each month I’m hoping to put a new design online. The service Read More →

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SIGIST – It’s better, but is it enough?

Friday, September 05, 2014 15:30 PM

The BCS SIGIST (Special Interest Group In Software Testing) was the first conference event I ever attended. It was about 6 years ago and I remember being amazed that people actually got together to talk about testing. SIGIST was where I first saw Michael Bolton, James Whittaker, Dot Graham, James Lyndsay and Julian Harty. There Read More →

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