All posts by: Anca Serban

Outsourcing vs. In-House Testing

Software testing comes hand-in-hand with any software product. It allows the development team to see how a feature will work and how users will receive those features. This means a software product needs testing from the very beginning, even before...

Employee Spotlight 10: Crina Sava

Today’s employee spotlight presents our dear colleague, Crina Sava. Learn about our recruiter below! What is your role at BetterQA? I am a recruiter and marketing analyst at BetterQA. I take on tasks like recruiting new people depending on the...

Non Functional Tests You’re Not Running (But Probably Should!) (guest post)

It’s been a while since most companies realized that simply developing software does not guarantee success. Building successful software also means testing it to ensure quality. In this process, several non functional testing types are crucial to evaluate the software you’ve built. ...

Tips & Tricks on time management at work

Time management is the key to working smarter and not harder, as projects can get very stressful and complicated. To this end, we decided to interview some of our colleagues on how they use time management as quality assurance testers...

Employee Spotlight: Camelia Sfîrlea

What is your role at BetterQA? I work as a Marketing Analyst. My responsibilities vary from doing Lead Generation searches to writing technical articles for junior testers and assisting with our LinkedIn. Whenever I have some time to spear, I...

Bugs of the month: May

While you can find a lot of information on the most common types of bugs on the internet, we decided to ask our testers about the interesting and out-of-the-ordinary ones.  Although not all of them are project-specific, the context might...

Employee Spotlight 06: Alex Boda

We are back at presenting our manual testing team to you! This time, we talked to Alex Boda. With an exciting background in special wedding effects and even managing the event planning team, Alex embarked on the opportunity to switch...

The 7 Principles of Testing 

The seven principles of testing have been established by the ISTQB as testing and software development has evolved over the years and are considered the core of testing.  Principle 1: Testing shows the presence of defects  Software testing indicates the...

Acceptance/ Sanity/ Smoke Testing: A QA Guide

Let’s talk about the differences between smoke testing, sanity testing, and user acceptance testing (UAT). Generally, there is some confusion surrounding the topic of smoke testing vs. sanity testing. You might also be confused about why UAT is next to...

Software Testing Career Path: Switching to QA Part II

Last week, we asked our colleagues about their experiences before and after switching careers. If you’re thinking about taking the leap yourself but are hesitant, check out these other two interviews we got! From Salesman to QA Our third employee...

Software Testing Career Path: Switching to QA Part I

People from all fields are migrating towards a career in software testing. They don’t always have IT experience, but they all share a passion for technology and want to learn more about it. Our recruiters can vouch for it. We...

Employee Spotlight 05: Rucsandra Brun

Meet the manual testing team: Rucsandra Brun We are back with another employee spotlight. This time, we are presenting another one of our manual testers: Rucsandra’s two big passions are testing and video games, so there’s no wonder she tried...

Working From Home When You Have Kids

Adjusting to working from home during the pandemic has undoubtedly been a challenge, even more so if you happen to have kids. We wanted to hear all about it, so we asked our colleagues how they manage to have two...

How to handle Dev-QA interactions if things don’t go according to plan

As a software tester, your main focus should be reporting issues and prioritizing customer satisfaction. However, doing it successfully depends on many factors outside of your control.  Your teams need cooperation. How to foster it? Most of the time, the...

Employee Spotlights 04: Meet Sergiu

From Online Marketing specialist to QA Manager Sergiu Olpretean has been a part of BetterQA ever since the company’s early days. With tech as his one big passion, it comes as no surprise how dedicated he’s been to his software...

Bug reports: how to write expected results

A successful bug report shows the developer the difference between the expected behavior and the actual test results. It is a tester’s job to know how to write actual and expected results properly. Following the bug summary, the actual results...

Time-wasters in the QA Process

The testing life cycle involves time-consuming, complex processes, so tech teams are constantly working together to smooth out the process and get rid of any time-wasters. We’ve compiled a list of factors that might help you cut the dead ends. ...

How to Prepare for the ISTQB Exam

Software Testing is a great domain to start your IT career. No wonder it’s gaining more and more popularity! Whether you are a fresh graduate looking for your first job or just want to go on a different career path,...

Get a Glimpse of the Marketing Team: Roxana Faur

This is Roxana Faur. Today, she represents the marketing team. While still studying for her Master’s degree in ‘Marketing and Advertising’ she’s been working as an indispensable part of our team as a Marketing Analyst. Recently, she also found her...

Employee Spotlights 02: Flaviu Sălăgean, QA Engineer & Talented Guitarist in his Free Time!

It’s time for another employee spotlight: let’s talk about Flaviu Sălăgean! Having a head start in tech as a UI/UX designer, Flaviu Salagean quickly became one of the most valued testers at our company. Although not in his plan originally,...

BetterQA joins the top 7% at Pangea.ai!

We are proud to announce that we have successfully been verified as Pangea.ai vendors! That means we are now part of an exclusive community of software engineering professionals where transparency and quality are the only way in. To begin with,...

Employee Spotlights 01: Bianca Iancu

Walking in the Shoes of Bianca Iancu for a Day Our team is our strongest suit! It’s about time you get to know it through a new series of posts on our blog: employee spotlights! The first one to go...

How to Test APIs: QA Guideline

In this guide, we will cover how to test APIs or the Back-End side from a QA perspective. We believe that API testing is a crucial part of the SDLC, and it should not be forgotten. This type of testing...

Cheat Sheet Guide for QA: File Upload Testing in 11 steps

The file upload feature is becoming a more and more essential part of any program. That’s because, on many platforms, users usually need to upload their photo, CV, or a video showcasing a project they are working on. But what...

Testing Behind the Scenes – Global Trade Project

We’ve just started working on a global trade project, and we’re excited to tell you all about it! But first, let’s go through the basics. Software testing for a Global Trade project Global trade software appeared as a response to...

Cheat Sheet Guide for QA: Response Times and Loading Indicators

You’ve probably found out already that we like to be tech-savvy and that we love statistics, response times, and loading indicators. Why? Because all of these items are some of the most important sources that inspire us to defy more...

Testing Behind The Scenes – Crypto Wallet Project

Blockchain technology testing Blockchain technology became more mainstream a couple of years ago. However, not a lot of testers have the experience of working on a crypto wallet project. This morning we had a chat with one of our manual...

Is Manual Testing Dying?

You can't think of the future of software testing without asking yourself ‘is manual testing dying?’. In this article, we’ll compare the two main branches of testing: manual and automation, and leave the facts to speak for themselves....

How has #WFH been treating you so far?

Working from home came with a lot of flexibility – alluring at first, but it quickly becomes a problem once a lack of a strict schedule interferes with your productivity. Has this been the case for you? We’ve been working...

Top technology predictions 2021 (published in CIOApplications)

2020 has been challenging and unpredictable, to say the least. It has forced people, businesses, and governments to adapt and keep everybody safe while still managing to thrive.  Despite that, 2020 has proven to be fruitful for many tech start-ups....
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