Software Testing is a process of verifying a system program to decide whether it meets the specified requirements and produces the desired results. As a result, you identify bugs in software products.
Software testers play a critical role in application development, as testers help to deliver quality products.
The core skill required to be good tester is analytical mind to think about why , who , when, How for any task and understand business requirement to control the quality process. There are following skills should have to be a good software tester.
Analytical skills : A good software tester should have sharp analytical skills. Analytical skills will help to break up a complex tasks into sub tasks to gain a better understanding and create test cases to test the functionality of the given tasks.
Communication skill: A good software tester must have good verbal and written communication skill. Writing test cases , plans , bug reports etc created by the tester should be easy to read. To deal with developers will require a good communication skills to explain the issues.
Time Management & Organisation Skills : A tester must manage their workload. Tester should have high productivity with optimal time management, and organisation skills.
Team Player : Person should be team player. Acting as tester in development team require to interact with all the team members like product owner, business analyst, developer etc.
Knowledge of Web & Mobile Apps
Good understanding of Task Management Tool Like JIRA etc.
Can understand Software terminologies
Database Knowledge like SQL, MySql, Oracle etc.