Many Companies don’t have resources or can’t afford to hire the required number of testers on the project. So what could be the solution in this case?
The answer is simple. Companies will prefer to have skilled testers instead of a army of testers!
So how can build skilled testers on any project?
You can improve testers performance by assigning him/her to the single project.
Due to this the tester will get the detail knowledge of the project domain, Can concentrate well on that project, can do the R&D work during the early development phase of the project.
This not only build his/her functional testing knowledge but also the project Domain knowledge.
Company can use following methods to Improve the Testers performance:
1) Assign one tester to one project for long duration or to the entire project. Doing this will build testers domain knowledge, He/She can write better test cases, Can cover most of the test cases, and eventually can find the problem faster.
2) Most of the testers can do the functional testing, BV analysis but they may not know how to measure test coverage,How to test a complete application, How to perform load testing. Company can provide the training to their employees in those areas.
3) Involve them in all the project meetings, discussions, project design so that they can understand the project well and can write the test cases well.
4) Encourage them to do the extra activities other than the regular testing activities. Such activities can include Inter team talk on their project experience, Different exploratory talks on project topics.
Most important is to give them freedom to think outside the box so that they can take better decision on Testing activities like test plan, test execution, test coverage.
If you have a better idea to boost the testers performance don’t forget to comment on!