Quality Over Quantity Across Testing Types
- Location: India
- Specialty: Functional & Localization, Web & Mobile
- Experience: 6 years
- Languages: English & Hindi
Aside from being an exceptional software tester, Amit Kulkarni is also an extremely quick learner. Eager to make an impression in the uTest community, Amit logged a significant number of bugs during his first test cycle - only half of which were approved. From there, the message was clear: quality over quantity.
“Anyone who wants to ramp up with uTest must focus on the quality of work as opposed to the quantity of bugs,” he said. “In the long run, it pays to focus on things like communication, questioning, attention to detail and maintaining good relationships.”
Amit has taken this mantra and used it to improve his testing skills from simply “checking” to in-depth testing. Having previously specialized in web applications, Amit has recently made the transition to testing mobile applications. While learning this new area of testing can prove challenging, Amit doesn’t like to turn down test cycles, as each new project serves as a learning opportunity.
“I really enjoy the projects where it is much harder to find a bug,” he said. “That way if I find one, it gives me more of a chance to learn.”
Continuous learning and a desire to help others learn is what keeps Amit so active in the uTest Forums – a commitment that earned him the 2011 uTest Top Forums Moderator Award.
“I still consider myself as learning new things every day so I am still in “learning” mode, but in that process if I can help someone, then I feel good about it,” he said. “It’s important to be open, post questions on the forums, take part in discussions and help others. These are all small things that go a long way in the uTest community.”