Virtual Software Testing Workshop


Hands-On Software Testing Workshop with Ajay Balamurugadas

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9.6 / 10

The Testing Lab was an excellent hands-on workshop, with very valuable learning to improve our Software Testing skills. Ajay provided very useful feedback on our weaknesses, what to improve, and many resources to follow. Highly recommended!​


Sharon O'Boyle

Software Tester at IBM

The Testing Lab Software Testing Workshop has helped a lot on how to best use Test techniques, Test strategy, Reporting, collaboration, Software Testing Tools. This workshop helped me improve my testing skills through hands-on exercises.



QA Analyst at Encore

One of the best workshops I have attended. Ajay Balamurugadas is an excellent instructor. His approach was inspiring, informative and his method of delivery was easy to receive. Totally enjoyed and learned a lot in a comfortable environment.


Jeevitha G​

QA Engineer at Attune Technologies

The Testing Lab was a great Software Testing Workshop organized by The Test Tribe. Learned a lot about Testing. The exercises provided were superb and the feedback given was very valuable. Also had a great Q&A. It was a great experience overall.​


Aravind M

Quality Analyst

It was really great to attend The Testing Lab Software Testing workshop with Ajay. I recommend this to freshers and anyone who is really passionate about Software Testing.


Balaji Santhanagopalan

Test Engineer at Siemens

An innovative way to induce Software Testing concepts and techniques in a creative format. It was my first such experience and the tips gained through it helped me improve my Software testing skills. The Testing Lab also helps you enhance your team collaboration skills in an agile setup.


Geosley Andrades

Associate Engineering Manager

It was a wonderful experience. Ajay has very good knowledge of Software Testing practices. He wonderfully demonstrated the ‘How to’ approach through a live Testing Session. Shared tons of resourced to improve our knowledge. I thank TTT for this wonderful Software Testing Workshop.


Dharmendra Pal

Sr Test Engineer at BNP Paribas

Learned a lot about Testing through The Testing Lab Software Testing Workshop. Got aware of the steps that I need to follow in order to increase my ability to test better. Learned and got introduced to new ways of using tools and technologies to our advantage.


Riddhi Choube

Associate Test Lead at Zycus

The Testing Lab Software Testing Workshop gave me an opportunity to execute a testing task with the testing professionals from different organizations, where I came across not only the new Test strategies but also mistakes I was making all along in the test executions. I learned a lot of things to be taken care of in The Testing Lab workshop at TestAway, Shimla.


Jugal Sanjay

QA Engineer at Tavisca

I thank from bottom of my heart to The Test Tribe for giving me this opportunity to be a part of testing community through The Testing Lab Workshop after a short one year break away from testing and finally wishing every fellow participants for making this Independence Day 2020 , more memorable and responsible.


Raghu Sai Mumunuru


The Testing Lab Software Testing Workshop by Ajay at TestAway Shimla has actually helped me improve analytical skills, test reporting, defect reporting, questioning skills. What all factors need to be taken into consideration before the start of testing. Apart from it how can we utilise available resources, build and apply existing knowledge.


Jayesh Wankhade

Senior Test Analyst at Softronics

The Testing Lab Software Testing Workshop was structured to enable participants to understand the true nature of Software Testing. The lab helped me to improvise my thought process about testing and evolve my test approach! I now see any app I test along multiple dimensions and that helps prioritise test samples that are relevant to the given context.


Chidambaram Ganesan

Test Lead, Moolya Testing


Batch #7

Mode: Online

Date: 27th Feb, 2021 Day: Saturday Timing(in IST): 1 PM to 8 PM​

Batch #8

Date: TBD
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Batch #9

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Event Schedule & Outline

  • The best learning happens when there is hands-on participation from the participants in addition to the instructor sharing their insights. The Testing Lab is in fact a Lab with testing activities to simulate real world experiences.

What is the focus of The Testing Lab Software Testing Workshop?

There are key elements of any testing session. Right from understanding the mission, taking the right approach, using the right set of test data to collaborating with multiple stakeholders and sharing the insights from testing, there are multiple areas within any testing activity that needs sharp skills. 

We would focus on those skills by getting the participants to focus on the simulated problems and highlight the areas of improvement after every exercise. Though most of the solutions are simple and known, we need to experience the traps to realize the importance of those solutions. 

There is enough freedom to make new mistakes, experiment with different approaches and collaborate with participants of the workshop who would come with diverse experience and skill sets. Individual attention to each participant would be provided. You would be put under just enough pressure to deliver both in terms of expectations and timelines. We would focus on the approach, the tools, test data, the presentation skills, domain understanding and problem solving skills. 


Section# 1: Analyzing Testing Coverage

The testing coverage is one of the trickiest aspects in the testing industry. Majority of the teams have a shallow test coverage and some teams struggle to justify the in-depth testing coverage. In this session, we will focus on visible elements, the non-visible elements, the interactions, the multiple components and its relation with different stakeholders. As we explore our existing test coverage approach through a hands-on exercise, let us understand the in-depth understanding of test coverage.

  • Come up with test coverage for a product
  • Analyse the gaps in the approach
  • Understand better test coverage approaches



Section# 2: Simulation of real world Testing Situations


Come up with a test strategy to achieve the highest test coverage and demonstrate a sample of the strategy while you are being closely watched by Instructor.

What you will be provided with:

  • Problem Statement
  • Access to the systems
  • Architecture diagram or some design document
  • Access to Subject matter expert

Skills put to Test:

  • Quick learning
  • Testing techniques
  • Test Strategy
  • Test Reporting
  • Collaboration
  • Selection & Usage of tools

Assessment by Instructor:

  • Learning driven through unLearning
  • Review of each Team’s work
  • What went well
  • What could have been better in the given context
  • Why we fail to realise (or respond well to) the traps
  • Few important habits we can try to form in order to respond, and respond better
  • Personalised Feedback

Section# 3: Another simulation but this time you are more powerful than ever before


What will be provided:

  • Problem Statement
  • Mock System
  • Access to potential Test Data
  • DB/API access as applicable 

Skills put to test:

  • Ability to unLearn
  • Learning from previous debrief

Section# 4: Revisiting the Learnings

About Workshop Speaker

Software Testing Community The Test Tribe
Ajay Balamurugadas

Test Professional & Leader with 14+ Years of Industry Experience. A graduate of Problem Solving Leadership, BBST Courses by AST, Rapid Software Testing, Rapid Testing Intensive workshop, Lean Software Testing Workshop, Ajay Balamurugadas doesn’t hesitate to spend on his learning. Starting his career as a software tester, he continues to be a hands-on software tester along with training new testers, meeting testers in person, presenting at conferences, conducting workshops and sharing his thoughts through his blog and tweets.

Ajay recently won the global award “Tricentis Exploratory Tester of the Year”.

Ajay started with testing standalone desktop applications and soon moved on to web applications and mobile applications. His journey was boosted by co-founding Weekend Testing (, Test Maniac ( His short books( are popular with many testers for the practical and ready to use tips. 

He considers being inducted into ‘Bach Brothers’ Testing Legion of Merit’, presenting keynote at CAST 2015 ( and attending Problem Solving Leadership workshop by Jerry Weinberg and Esther Derby to be his big achievements till date. He is also happy at the number of testers who have been influenced positively by his interactions.

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                                                                               Book your Tickets for INR 2499 /- or 34 USD or 29 EUR

Batch #7

Mode: Online

Date: 27th Feb, 2021 Day: Saturday Timing(in IST): 1 PM to 8 PM​

Batch #8

Date: TBD
Day: TBD
Timing(in IST): TBD

Batch #9

Date: TBD
Day: TBD
Timing(in IST): TBD

How the workshop would be conducted?

Online! You will get the platform details we will use to conduct the workshop post registration.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I need to join from my Laptop/Computer? 
Answer: Yes. There will be hands-on activities involved. 

2. Any other prerequisites?

Answer: Nothing as such. We will share URL to join the workshop prior to the workshop date.

3. I have few queries, how do I contact organiser/speaker?

Answer: Please email at [email protected]

4 Will I get any post-workshop guidance?
Answer: Yes, our speaker is friendly and love to help Testers. You can freely contact him for any guidance.

5. Any Group Discount?
Answer: Flat discount of 10% on each ticket when a group of 3 or more people register in one transaction?

6. I want to attend but unable to pay participation fee?
Answer: Please drop us an email stating about the problem and how badly you want to attend this and we may help 🙂

7. Will I receive any material after the workshop?
Answer: Yes, you will receive notes/cheat-sheet.

8. I want to attend this in person. Can this be in my City / Company?
Answer: Yes, post Covid19, we can explore the possibility. Please drop us an email at [email protected]

9. I cannot attend this live from my Timezone. Can I register and have access to the recordings later?
Answer: Yes.

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