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What Does a Software Tester Do

As a software tester, you check whether the software developed meets the functional requirements. This can be customer software, but as a software tester you can also work at an organization to test your own software.

What Does a Software Tester Do

You perform functional tests and look for the cause of deviations. You often do this together with other software testers and software developers. Sometimes you're also involved in the more technically oriented installation tests.

This way you check whether the software can be installed without any problems. In addition, you can help build and maintain the tests that are performed automatically every day.

Features of software testers

Below are the personality traits that suit the profession of software tester. Do you've the same personality? Then software tester might be something for you. Not sure which personality traits you've? Then find and take a career choice test.


  • study things thoroughly
  • solve problems through analysis
  • specialist work
  • continuing to learn and gain knowledge
  • research


  • work where it's important that you're organized and tidy
  • work where others can trust that you'll work as agreed
  • work in which you avoid risks


  • physical work
  • work where you can get dirty
  • operate machines or equipment
  • working in nature and / or with animals
  • being outside
  • driving vehicles

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