Here is the second issue of our reading recommendations for year 2017. No, it is not a bug, we named it #4 because we are publishing it on the fourth week of the year but it is truly the second one.
For all tester newbies, or those who are willing to embrace this occupation, we highly recommend you to read this long article you will find in the dojo of Ministry Of Testing : 30 Things Every New Software Tester Should Learn by Heather Reid
The categorization of testers as manual or automated testers is still trending amongst us and this article from Mr.Viktor Slavchev puts things in their proper place: There are no manual testers and non-manual testers, there are only testers : The non-manual, unautomated tester
You are not a manual tester, unless you are testing manuals. You are a tester. You DO use tools. You may not be writing automated checks.
— Michael Bolton (@michaelbolton) January 17, 2017
Finally if you still need to persuade yourself whether you have the right skills for being a tester or not, check this list of
7 Qualities of Highly Effective Testers by Mahesh Chikane.
Happy reading and happy testing!