Software Testing Books for Beginners

Software Testing Books for Beginners

There are few software testing frequently asked questions, we have come across regularly from fresh graduates who are new to start career in software testing is “where can I learn Software Testing from?” What are the Software Testing Books for Beginners?

Testers generally learn testing skills from various sources like – reading a lot, practicing skills by doing some real software testing challenges, observing the things happening in other software projects, interacting with other testers, and more importantly understanding the projects.

We have short listed some of the highly recommended software testing books for aspired Software Testers, which can bridges the gap between theoretical knowledge and real world implementation.
Read the below Software Testing books at least one book per month.

  1. Testing Computer Software – Cem Kaner, Jack Falk, and Hung Q.Nguyen.
  2. Lessons Learned in Software Testing – Cem Kaner, James Bach, Bret Pettichor.
  3. How to Break Software – James A. Whittaker
  4. How to Break Software Security : Functional and Security Testing of Web Applications and Web Services – Mike Andrews, James A. Whittaker
  5. Perfect Software and other Illusions about Software Testing – Gerald M. Weinberg
  6. Beautiful Testing : Leading Professionals Reveal How They Improve Software – Tim Riley and Adam Goucher
  7. Software Test Automation – Mark Fewster, Dorothy Graham
  8. Agile Testing – Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory
  9. Software Testing: A Craftsman’s Approach – Paul Jorgensen
  10. A Practitioner’s Guide to Software Test Design – Lee Copeland
  11. The Art of Application Performance Testing. – Ian Molyneaux
  12. Explore It! – Elisabeth Hendrickson

The above lists of books covers various aspects of software testing such as Exploratory testing, Web Application testing, Agile Testing, Test Design, Automation Testing, Performance Testing, Security Testing – which helps software testers to enhance the capabilities of software testers, who are fresher’s (entry level) individually and as a team member.

Hope you found this list of software testing books for beginners useful.

Software Testing Magazine for Testers

Testing Circus, a free software testing magazine was first published in the year 2010 by Ajoy Kumar Singha, one of the pioneers in the field of software testing from India. Testing Circus targets readers who are both professional and amateur testers. The regular articles and columns published in the magazine are written by professional software testers. A varied range of articles, topics and case studies are covered by Testing Circus and in course of 4 years they have successfully established themselves as one of the world’s most prominent software testing magazine catering to the needs of testing enthusiasts and software testers.

Software Testing Magazine
Software Testing Magazine

Some of the most famous software testers of the world like Michael Larsen, Chris Kenst, Narayan Taman, Markus Gartner, Lisa Crispin, Mike Talks, Pradeep Soundararajan among others regularly contribute articles for this magazine. One of the leading software testing magazines India, Testing Circus covers a varied range of topics like tutorials and testing tools, tips for security testing, reviews of books and recommendations by testing pioneers, test ideas on different applications, case studies and articles about software testing, interviews of professional testers, a list of testing sites to be followed, a list of testers to be followed on Twitter, latest testing news and updates and much more. Some of the most popular features of Testing Circus includes diary of a fake software tester. The interview section features one interview each month of the leading software testers of our time and the questions range from views regarding the future of software testing to the different new concepts which are developing in the realm of software testing. Testing experts like Anne Marie Charrett, James Bach, Ben Simo, Michael Bolton, Keith Klain, Vipul Kocher, Parimala Hariprasad and many others have been interviewed by Testing Circus. The section fake tester’s diary is an article written in an autobiographical mode where the various mal practices in the testing projects are regularly exposed. This is one of the most enjoyable section of the magazine through which enables our readers to discern the false practices which has been encountered by the writer. An ebook version of all the entries of the diary has been collected and published in PDF, mobi and epub format.

While publishing articles related to general testing in its previous issues, Testing Circus is now publishing special edition issue which focuses on specific themes revolving around software testing. A number of interesting articles on defect and reporting, mobile application testing, Black Box software testing, open source testing tools etc. have recently been published by our magazine. One can also find an ebook written by Rob Van Steenbergen titled ‘’Promoting Software Testing’’ on Testing Circus. One of the leading software testing magazines of our times, Testing Circus has recently helped and partnered with other prominent software testing magazines like the Testing Trapeze magazine and the Women Testers magazine. They help and promote software testing initiatives for other communities as well. In November 2014 the 50th issue of our magazine had been published. One can subscribe for Testing Circus for free and the monthly issues of the software testing magazine pdf will be emailed to all the subscribers.