What don’t you like about testing?

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    I am sure there are a lot of things that you enjoy about your role as a software tester (including this great community!). However, like any job there must be some parts of it that you don’t like at all. What aspects of your job could you do without?

    Ronan Healy

    Test Cases were the main issue that many testers highlighted when we asked this question in the Sunday survey recently. Sunday survey Test Cases


    Is there any more you would add to the list?


    @Ronan Totally agree with polls results i.e. Writing Test Cases are amongst the most boring and annoying part of Testing.
    I would like to add “attending meetings about non-testing topics” i.e. those monthly and quarterly meetings who do nothing to improve testing.


    Documentation of all types including test cases is something I like the least

    Trevor Leahy

    This is a very interesting discussion. Why do I love testing. It is because I love the analysis. I love working out what the problem area is, understanding it, working out where the problems are likely to occur. Having done that, designing the test cases and documenting them in an optimal way is challenging but rewarding when completed. When I feel happy that I have covered the length and breadth of the test requirements, it feels great. I know I’m in a good position to raise defects when necessary. My relationships with developers are greatly enhanced and there is not an endless conversation in the defect management system, sucking in test managers , project managers and loads of others. This saves one heck of a lot of time and money. Good test case documentation is also a great way of recording all those nuances which I have worked out and do not want to forget in the sprint of getting things done at test execution time. I think it is time to start loving test case documentation.

    Trevor Leahy

    Really interesting statistic.


    Sometimes, mostly because of time constraints, or because of change of scope for project, I have to scrap a lot of test cases and preparations in favour of other more prioritized areas. However necessary and a part of testers life, it is not fun.

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