Amela Teftedarija

Lead QA Engineer at Comtrade Digital Services

Quest for Quality Speaker

Amela is a senior QA engineer and a team lead at Comtrade Digital Services with more than 10 years of professional experience in software development industry and proficiency in test automation. She is also certified Scrum master and a true Agile believer. She is an active member of Comtrade’s testing community and one of the organizers of ShareIT Sarajevo Meetups. She feels passionate about sharing knowledge, and that is the reason she is engaged in the local community and speaks at international conferences whenever there is a chance for that.

Would you like to be a Supertester?

“Working as a test automation engineer and a team lead for a bit more than 10 years, I have crossed paths with a lot of testers. I was also mentoring many of them. I noted that, despite completing successfully their testing tasks, only a small number of testers grow into what I would consider the Supertester. So, what it really takes to earn this prestigious title? To start with, the Supertester makes a difference! The difference is achieved by doing much more than just finishing your testing tasks. Curiosity, adaptability, seeing the bigger picture and willingness to learn new things are just some of the characteristics that can guide in your quest for becoming a Supertester. To summarize, using every opportunity to grow professionally.

A lot of people, for some reason, often do what they are told to and not much more than that. They don’t seem to have an energy or will to do something extra. But, is it really enough? In this presentation, I will share with you what I consider helpful for achieving more. Seek out a mentor, or become one to other fellow testers. Are you interested in finding more bugs? You think that your energy can contribute to every team? Then let’s explore this journey together.
Some of the things (my suggestions) that attendees will hear at this presentation and be able to apply them to everyday work:- what qualities make a good tester

  • how to be productive at what you do,
  • how to continuously improve yourself,
  • how to be able to define what information is important to the stakeholders and how to deliver it on time,
  • how to identify examples of good practices,
  • how to be the tester that makes the difference and is well respected and valued by other colleagues,
  • how to define your own road-map for the future career.

My suggestions come from my experiences and I think they can serve as guidelines to all young testers starting their career as well as to all others that are interested in improving themselves.”