Synopses & Reviews
Many books cover functional testing techniques, but relatively few also cover technical testing. The Software Test Engineer's Handbook-2nd Edition fills that gap. Authors Graham Bath and Judy McKay are core members of the ISTQB Working Party that created the new Advanced Level Syllabus-Test Analyst and Advanced Level Syllabus-Technical Test Analyst. These syllabi were released in 2012.
This book presents functional and technical aspects of testing as a coherent whole, which benefits test analyst/engineers and test managers. It provides a solid preparation base for passing the exams for Advanced Test Analyst and Advanced Technical Test Analyst, with enough real-world examples to keep you intellectually invested.
This book includes information that will help you become a highly skilled Advanced Test Analyst and Advanced Technical Test Analyst. You will be able to apply this information in the real world of tight schedules, restricted resources, and projects that do not proceed as planned.
A text designed literally to fill the gap in one's software testinglibrary, this book attempts to cover both functional and technical aspects of testing. It provides the necessary information to preparefor the Advanced Test Analyst and Advanced Technical Test Analyst exams. with many real-world examples. Types of systems, testmanagement responsibilities for the test analyst and the test process itself are detailed first. Then, the discussion moves tovarious testing techniques (including specification-, defect-, and experience-based). Functional, usability and accessibility testingare covered along with reviews. Concepts of testing tools and the central ideas of technical testing with test managementresponsibilities, analysis, efficiency, security, reliability, maintainability and portability and structure-based testingtechniques continue the technical-testing section of the text. Exercises with answers follow each chapter. As a study guide for the exams, this is a complete and comprehensive text.Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
About the Author
Graham Bath's experience in testing spans over 25 years and has covered a wide array of domains and technologies. As a test manager, he has been responsible for the testing of mission-critical systems in spaceflight, telecommunications, and police incident control. Graham has designed tests to the highest levels of rigor within real-time aerospace systems such as the Eurofighter military aircraft.
As a principal consultant for the T-Systems Global Delivery Unit "Testing Services," he has mastered the Quality Improvement Programs of several major companies, primarily in the financial and government sectors. In his current position, Graham is responsible for the company's training and test-consulting programs. Graham is co-author of the ISTQB Expert Level syllabus, Improving the Test Process. He is a long-standing member of the German Testing Board and is chairman of the ISTQB Expert Level working group.
Judy McKay has spent the last 25 years working in the high tech industry, with particular focus on software quality assurance. She has managed departments encompassing all aspects of the software lifecycle, including requirements design and analysis, software development, database design, software quality assurance, software testing, technical support, professional services, configuration management, technical publications, and software licensing. Her career has spanned across commercial software companies, aerospace, foreign-owned R&D, networking, and various Internet companies.
Judy runs a consulting and training business in the spare time from her "real job." Her courses are based on the real-world application of practical data, and cover the spectrum of software quality assurance, including creating and maintaining a world-class quality assurance team, designing and implementing quality assurance and effective testing, and creating and implementing useful test documentation and metrics.