Workshop on The Testing Lab | Worqference 2024 | Software Testing Workshop

The Testing Lab

by Ajay Balamurugadas, Senior Director - QE at GSPANN Technologies

About Topic

About Topic

The fundamentals of software testing are rarely discussed in detail. As an industry, many of us are obsessed with automation and now, slowly with GenAI in Testing. A solid understanding of testing and a focus on testing skills helps any tester get the best out of various tools and techniques. 

This hands-on testing lab is designed to test you with many exercises throughout the software testing lifecycle. We will start with mini-exercises on requirement analysis, modeling an application, quick learning, test design, test execution, tools, and utilities and finally wrap it up with test reporting. At the end of the mini-exercises, we will debrief on better approaches to each exercise and apply all the learning on a mock application.

Participants are encouraged to participate in all the exercises with their current knowledge and fearlessly make mistakes so that they don’t repeat them at work. Based on the experience of working with hundreds of testers across a variety of contexts, our instructor Ajay will share feedback after each exercise. Look forward to receiving critical feedback, tips, and cheat sheets as part of this intensive testing lab. 

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About Speaker


Ajay Balamurugadas

Senior Director - QE at GSPANN Technologies

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 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 and collaborating with The Test Tribe community. His short books are popular with many testers for the practical, ready to use tips. You can check them out at and

He associates most of his learning to the Context-Driven testing community.

Companies Worked at

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Books Written

Software Bug Stories - Ajay

Software Bug Stories

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Ultimate Productivity Toolkit

50+ mistakes of my software testing career - Ajay B.

50+ mistakes of my software testing career

Awards & Achievements

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Workshop on Load Testing for Testers | Worqference 2024 | Software Testing Workshop

Key Takeaways: - Understanding and importance of Load Testing - Overview of popular distributed load testing tools – Apache JMeter - Importance of designing realistic test scenarios. - Explanation of distributed testing architecture - How to interpret test results and identify bottlenecks. - Tips for optimizing tests and improving efficiency.

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Start Date: 2024-02-23 10:00

End Date: 2024-02-25 22:00

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Sandra John

Specializing in problem solving and their techniques. New problems to identify and test them have always interested me and I am always on the lookout for it. I have practiced advanced manual testing practices and am well versed in not only following them but also creating and establishing QA practices in projects. From Test Planning, Test Case Writing, Test Prioritization, Defect Identification, Defect Priority, Root Cause Analysis to Sprint Retrospective, I have been an active participant in all. Along with QA related activities, I have been an active part of Sprint Planning, by playing the role of a Product Owner on a project. So defining of acceptance criteria, setting expectations for the project is something I have a good hold on. I have been a core member, who started the development of Automation Framework in projects for various types of applications. These frameworks are being used to design automated test cases. I’ve used Java, Selenium WebDriver, Cucumber, SQL, AWS IoT Manager to design these frameworks and test cases for Web and IoT based applications. Performance testing is also a field that interests me, and have actively studying and learned about it, to advance myself in it. I believe that along with being updated with technological advances like automating test cases, core values of testing should not be forgotten.

Gender: Female

Job Title: Software Performance Engineering Lead at ZS