Technical Skills That Tester in Software Testing Company Should Possess

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Not everyone can claim the title of a software tester. Quality assurance services require a truly unique set of skills and the best software testers are those individuals who always try to expand their knowledge base and prefer learning testing strategies. By the way, good testers do their best to be better than they are.

We created the list of technical skills that tester in software testing company should have.

    Subject Domains              Basic Level        Level of a Junior or Average-Skilled Specialist

                                              Operational Systems

         WindowsUsing on the level of Advanced   UserInstallation, usage and administration, problems solving, the configuration in order to set up the test environment and to perform test cases.
           LinuxGeneral KnowledgeInstallation, usage, administration, problems solving, the configuration in order to set up the test environment and to perform test cases.
          Mac OSNot RequiredGeneral Knowledge
   Subject Domains                 Basic Level     Level of a Junior or Average-Skilled Specialist
    Virtual machines Using on the Level of Novice UserInstallation, usage, administration, problems solving, the configuration in order to set up the test environment and to perform test cases.

                                                         Databases

Relational theoryNot RequiredGeneral understanding, ability to read and understand schemes of databases in generally accepted graphical notations.
Relational DBMSAbility to install, set up and use for test environment settings and to test cases performing.
SQL LanguageAbility to write and perform simple requests using tools for work with DB/DBMS.

                                                  Computer Networks

Network protocolsNot RequiredGeneral understanding of principles of TCP/IP operation, ability to configure local network settings of operating system.
Network utilitiesGeneral understanding and ability to use utilities for diagnosing network condition and network defects.

                                                    Web Technology

         Web server               Not RequiredGeneral understanding of web servers operating principles, ability to install and set up a web server.
     Application serverGeneral understanding of application servers operating principles, ability to install and set up an application server.
       Web-servicesGeneral understanding of the principles how web-services work and of the ways to diagnose defects in their work.
 Text markup languagesGeneral idea about HTML and CSSAbility to use HTML and CSS for creating simple pages.
   Data communication protocol                Not RequiredGeneral understanding of operating principles of OSI application layer protocols, the general idea of the defects diagnostic.
Web programming languagesBasic knowledge of at least one web programming language. 

                                           Mobile Platforms and Technology

             Android             Not RequiredUsing at a novice user level.
                iOSUsing at a novice user level.
       Windows PhoneUsing at a novice user level.

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