9 Great Software Testing Blogs You Probably Don’t Follow (But Should)

In the past couple of years, several sources of software testing wisdom have risen to help educate an inspire software testing teams of all types and sizes. With thoughtful content, original ideas, and clear how-tos these software testing blogs have created quite a fan base (at least in your software testing department).  In effort to sort through all the content available to testers we tapped into our community and figured out what the favorite and best sources of content are.

If you’re on the hunt for new perspectives to read in the software testing space, below are eight great software testing blogs that our community thinks should get more attention. Check out the blogs below.

1) Software Testing Help

In a sea of great software testing blog, this one manages to stand out with a strong emphasis on Software Testing and Quality Assurance topics. This blog is growing fast and they currently have  thousands of testing professionals who visit every day.  Additionally they post career packages and freelance opportunities for the testing job seekers out there.

The blog is run by Vijay — who does not describe himself as a thought leader but as “a simple guy who always aspires to learn new things and works harder to make this place a better one for all especially our readers.”

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Check out the Software Testing Help blog and subscribe to the blog updates here.

Get our free guide The State of Test First Methodologies – The first of it’s kind, this report gives software professionals deep inisght into test first trends, best practices and lessons learned to help them succeed with adopting or improving test first approaches.

2) DevelopSense [Michael Bolton]

Michael Bolton is a sporadic blogger, only posting about once a month, but when he does find something interesting he shares it here– dropping bombs of knowledge that you can’t afford to miss.

Bolton has taught the Rapid Software Testing course with James Bach since 2003.  You can also find is writing over at Better Software Magazine — he has written a column for them regularly since 2005.

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Check out the DevelopSense blog and subscribe to the blog updates here.

3)The QASymphony Blog

And of course I am a bit bias — but I think the QASymphony Blog is pretty great.  Our team puts a lot of work into the QASymphony blog — sharing best practices, tips, tricks, industry news, customer stories, product updates and much, much more.  We feature thought leaders like Keith Klain, Matt Heusser, Kevin Dunne and consistenly post 3+ blogs each week.

If you haven’t already subscribed to our email list I encourage you to do so in order to get first access to our free resources (which we launch a few of each month).

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4) James Bach’s Blog | Creator of Rapid Software Testing

James Bach’s blog might be my favorite one person owned blog.  He answers several questions here that he is asked on forums – and there is an honesty about his blog posts that can’t be faked.

Bach is a software tester, co-author of “Lessons Learned in Software Testing, trainer and consultant. He is a proponent of exploratory testing and the context-driven school of software testing and is credited with developing session-based testing.  So it makes sense that the most popular categories on his blog are Testing Culture, Context-Driven Testing, and Exploratory Testing.

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Check out the Jame Bach’s blog and subscribe to the blog updates here.

5) QA Journal

QAJournal is TestFort QA Lab’s blog, a fast growing company offering independent QA and software testing services: automated and manual software testing, dedicated testing teams, QA/QC support in IT outsourcing projects, and others.

They don’t post often, about once a quarter, but when they do you are bound to be entertained with their posts like “Top 3 Soul-Eating Terrors of QA” and “Deepest, Darkest Dangers of Continuous Integration”.

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Check out the QA Journal blog and subscribe to the blog updates here.

6)DZone

DZone isn’t exactly a blog — but it is a great resource.  They compile the best articles from around the internet and publish them for their 1 million+ members to view.

Developers from all over the world come to DZone for the latest and best content to hone their skills and advance their careers.

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Check out the DZone Help blog and subscribe to their weekly updates here.

7) Clearvision Blog

Clearvision is a software development company with headquarters located in Southampton, UK, and offices in the UK, Ireland and USA. Clearvision offers licensing, consulting, training, support, and development and branding services for Atlassian and Open Source tools.

Their blog covers topics like Agile, ALM, Atlassian, GIT and Tips & Tricks.

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Check out the Clearvision blog and subscribe to it.

8) StickyMinds Blog

From weekly articles to interviews with software industry big brains to A LOT of TechWell conference presentations (Think STAREAST, STARWEST and more).StickyMinds delivers techniques to help software testers excel in their careers and build their craft.

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Check out the StickyMinds blog and join as a member here.

9) Quality Remarks

Quality Remarks is owned and run by Keith Klain.  He has over 20 years of experience managing enterprise-wide quality programs for financial services and global IT consulting firms.

Klain is passionate about coaching and empowering testers — and you can see that as well as a collection of his thoughts, experiences and things he thinks are important to managing and improving software testing.

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Check out the Quality Remarks

Honorable Mention

  1. Google Testing Blog 
  2. Agile Testing
  3. Agile Testing with Lisa Crispin
  4. Test Head
  5. Association for Software Testing
  6. Software Testing Tricks
  7. TrishKoo

Do you have a software testing blog to recommend? Let us know at @QASymphony.com or marketing@qasymphony.com

39 comments on 9 Great Software Testing Blogs You Probably Don’t Follow (But Should)

  1. Ashish says:

    This is really an amazing post. Your blog is very informative and selective.
    Thanks for the sharing !
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  2. smartiq says:

    Great article! Thanks for sharing such a good information.The most simple yet complete and explaining the purity and main point behind the topic.Do keep sharing these kind of posts,they are really helpful in making our mind to good thinking and apply our thought.

  3. A great article. I want to try the Software Testing Help I will come back with the results. Thanks Kyle

  4. Josh says:

    Excellent article. I found this blog, Testing Yes! (English and Spanish)

    http://www.testingyes.com

  5. Awesome post, !!

    Thanks for sharing !!

  6. This is great list of Qa Testing Blog, i am Reading regular bases regarding Software testing.

  7. Thanks for sharing this list. As a principal QA analyst, these all blogs are so informational for me.

  8. This is a great article! Thanks!
    You should also check out this great test automation blog of TestProject – https://blog.testproject.io/

  9. Philip says:

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  11. Beautifully written articles, effective and easy to understand. It is true to say that Software Testing is here to stay for long and with every passing day its development is securing grounds for its existence even more strongly. I can say this because I am a Software Tester and things have advanced to another level over the past years. I did my software testing course from MindScripts Technologies, a brand today among students across Maharashtra, the training provided by them changed by perception of looking at technologies and software.

  12. Hi buddy,

    Very nice collection.

    I am also a tester and I follows the blogs of softwaretestinghelp.com and testingxperts.com, their blogs are also good and readable and they provide latest information about testing. you can also add testingxperts in this list as their blogs are also good and to the point.

    Thnx for providing this information.

  13. Thanks for sharing, added to bookmark. Some words about softwaretestinghelp – about a year ago i just started to read about quality assurance from this blog and now i was hired to a testing engineer job! This blog helped me.

  14. renith harsan says:

    It’s great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same out of date rehashed material. Fantastic read.“Devops Training in Chennai”

  15. rosebk says:

    I am reading your post from the beginning, it was so interesting to read & I feel thanks to you for posting such a good blog, keep updates regularly.

  16. Great collection of blogs sites.

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  19. It’s so informational for me. Must add UTest in the list. Although it’s testing community, but you can have an easy access to the testing articles.

  20. ravi kumar says:

    thanks for posting good article .

    keep going

  21. Fantastic, Ecstatic… A refresher for the software testing… stands among the better blogs who present the clean information on software testing.

  22. ijaz says:

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  24. Irfan says:

    Hey Kyle,

    Very nice blog you shared !! The informations are really helpful and useful..Thank you And keep posting!!

  25. jameel says:

    Hey, would you mind if I share your blog with my twitter group? There’s a lot of folks that I think would enjoy your content. Please let me know. Thank you.

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    1. Kyle McMeekin Kyle McMeekin says:

      Hi Jameel – Not a problem. Feel free to share it! Glad you enjoyed the read.

  26. jayavel says:

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  27. Interesting post!!! Thanks for posting such a useful information. I wish to read your upcoming post to enhance my skill set and keep blogging.

  28. techfizy says:

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  30. kokila says:

    Thanks for this blog.

  31. ReQtest says:

    You did really great work i collecting the list of top software testing blogs. I have visited few of them and found helpful. Of course if someone is following these blogs then definitely you will be updated about latest news of testing process. Thanks for the great post.

  32. Alise says:

    Nice blogs! I like DZones from this list, but my favorite is QAwerk’s Blog https://qawerk.com/blog/. They write detailed reports on bugs found in random apps there, so I can see them and try to find in the app too, to be sure they exist. QAwerk team does quality work, and I always wait for the new post to see what bugs did they find in the new popular app. They have already tested BBC Sport, Periscope, Pundit and also they write articles about software testing that greatly help me in my work.

  33. Johnny Q says:

    Great list! Thanks, it’s very helpful!
    I found another, new one:
    https://qualityengineer.blog

  34. Sherlin says:

    Thanks for the information, Really useful to know about all these software testing blog in a single place. Also shared with my colleagues

  35. digieazytutor says:

    Thanks for the information

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