Software Tester

What Does Software Tester Mean?

A software tester is an individual that tests software for bugs, errors, defects or any problem that can affect the performance of computer software or an application.

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Software testers are part of a software development team and perform functional and non-functional testing of software using manual and automated software testing techniques.

Techopedia Explains Software Tester

A software tester primarily performs software quality testing procedures on software. They generally have strong grasp over software quality testing tools and techniques, along with some level of software development knowledge/experience. The software tester ensures that the software performs as expected both functionally and non-functionally.

Some of the techniques software testers must have experience with include:

  • Unit testing
  • System testing
  • Black box testing
  • Load testing
  • User acceptance testing (UAT)
  • Scalability testing
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