You VS Artificial Intelligence

Would you bet on you if there was to choose between you, as a freelance tester, and Artificial Intelligence? There is a lot of buzz around how AI will influence anything from jobs to food. And there is no doubt it is already doing it. What about you? How will influence you? With all this

What to do not to get insane as a Freelance Tester

People often say that as a freelancer you can easily go insane if not careful. What do you mean not careful? Well, meaning you tend to forget that you are a human being and act as a freelance tester robot walking around in pajamas and dark circles around your eyes.   As a freelance tester, you must

What is exploratory testing?

As days pass, we can all notice how the world around us becomes more and more technology dependent. People have panic attacks when they don’t find their phone, or if their phone seems not to work properly. Companies call the day off if the employee’s programs don’t work properly and who is to blame? Testers…This

Can you plan the exploratory testing?

So, how to plan exploratory testing? In a previous article about Exploratory testing, I told you about the differences between exploratory testing and scripted testing and which one is the best. The conclusion was neither. Go back to the article if you haven’t read it already to understand why. Now that you are back, I can

Why you should consider Exploratory Testing

FIrst of all, what is exploratory testing? And why you should consider exploratory testing? There are different approaches for software testing. Some are more rigorous, while some others enable the freedom and creativity of the tester. Cem Kaner is the first one who came with the concept of exploratory testing, in the year 1984. He

How to manage your time better as a freelancer

If you’re like most of the freelance developers out there, you probably chose this career path in part for the freedom it promised. Maybe you were being overworked and underpaid at your previous job and saw this as a way to solve both of those issues. What many people fail to realize, though, is that,

How to Agile as a Freelance Tester?

When you decide to become a freelance tester, agile is part of the deal.  But what is an agile freelance tester? The agile methodology is a trend everyone talks about and more and more companies approach it in their teams. Freelancing requires from you an agile approach so it shouldn’t be a surprise. We want

Are you a mobile or web-based software tester?

Have you ever asked yourself what kind of guy are you? Better said what kind of software tester are you? Are you a mobile or web-based software tester? I’ve actually met testers who told me they are mobile guys or others who were definitely web-based guys. Technology has evolved and testing is no longer for

Freelance Testers need Soft Skills also, like Effective Communication

Is the myth about testers being introvert true? In some ways, yes. I met several testers that have hesitation when they have to sell themselves, or when they need to deliver a speech about the work they’ve been doing. Anyhow, there are some importante freelance tester soft skills. One of the most important is the

Why QA is essential for your company and you should give it more attention

People tend to reject what they do not understand and unfortunately many times the role of the QA team is misunderstood or underestimated. Like in every field, the client’s project comes with expectations and obligations. There are many skills QA testers should have. Check them here. But what is, in truth, the role of the