Top 10 Software Testing books – 1st One is Must Read

This year, I have read nearly 15+ books, Including some of the famous books in Software Testing. 
Are you a Book lover?
A Software Tester,QA, SDET looking for some good Software Testing Books recommendation?
I got you covered.

I have researched and curated a list of Top 10 Software Testing Books that you must as fresher or experience Software Tester, QA or Automation engineer. 

“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” – J.K. Rowling

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Decades of software testing experience condensed into the most important lessons learned. The world's leading software testing experts lend you their wisdom and years of experience to help you avoid the most common mistakes in testing software. Each lesson is an assertion related to software testing, followed by an explanation or example that shows you the how, when, and why of the testing lesson. More than just tips, tricks, and pitfalls to avoid.

  • Must Read for Beginners
  • Some Awesome Tips that you implement
  • In Depth.


2. Software Testing Techniques, 2nd Edition.

Software testing techniques, 2nd Edition is the first book-length work that explicitly addresses the idea that design for test-ability is an important as testing itself - not just by saying that test ability is a desirable goal, but by showing the reader how to do it. Every chapter has test ability guidelines that illustrate how the technique discussed in the chapter can be used to make software more easily tested and therefore more reliable and maintainable.

  • Awesome Techniques
  • Guidelines, Very expedience author.
  • In Depth, Well explained.

How-to-Break -Software-A-Practical-Guide-to-Testing

3. How to Break Software: A Practical Guide to Testing.

This book helps testers develop this insight. The techniques presented in this book not only allow testers to go off-script, they encourage them to do so. Don't blindly follow a document that may be out of date and that was written before the product was even testable. Instead, use your head! Open your eyes! Think a little, test a little and then think a little more.

  • This book does teach how to do planning.
  • Book is fast paced.
  • Provides lots of examples to relate

Mastering Selenium WebDriver

4. Mastering Selenium WebDriver

If you are a software tester or a developer who has learned the basics of Selenium using the WebDriver API and is now ready to take the next step, then this is the book for you.

  • Solid selenium Book
  • Principles and guidelines specified are good.
  • Tips and full in out.


5. The Art of Software Testing. 3rd Edition

What can Say, this book has a powerful underlying analysis.Whereas most books on software testing target particular development techniques, languages or testing methods, The Art of Software Testing, Third Edition provides a brief but powerful and comprehensive presentation of time-proven software testing approaches.

  • Solid test fundamental knowledge covered.
  • Principles and guidelines specified are good.
  • All Basic aspects in software testing are covered. 

Testing Computer Software

6. Testing Computer Software, 2nd

Software product testing is an esoteric and very technical field but software product development operates under very tight time and budget constraints. As a result, by-the-book testing just doesn't happen in the real world, and consumers suffer accordingly. 

  • Awesome book for software testers with less than two years of experience
  • Gives insight of testing.
  • Written in such an easy and straightforward manner

Agile Testing A Practical Guide for Testers

7. Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers

In Agile Testing, Crispin and Gregory define agile testing and illustrate the tester’s role with examples from real agile teams. They teach you how to use the agile testing quadrants to identify what testing is needed, who should do it, and what tools might help. The book chronicles an agile software development iteration from the viewpoint of a tester and explains the seven key success factors
of agile testing.

  • Explain how testers and QA managers fit on an agile team
  • Get testers engaged in agile development.
  • Learn how plan and perform task in agile as QA

Software Testing 2nd Edition

8. Software Testing 2nd Edition

This book is an excellent investment if you want to better understand what your Software Test team does or you want to write better software.

  • If you are QA you will know what are you doing
  • Learn all the testing methodologies
  • Learn How to break the software.

Software Test Automation Effective Use of Test Execution Tools

9. Software Test Automation: Effective Use of Test Execution Tools

This book describes how to build and implement an automated testing regime for software development. It presents a detailed account of the principles of automated testing, practical techniques for designing a good automated testing regime, and advice on choosing and applying off-the-shelf testing tools to specific needs.

  • best reference book on why and how to analyze, architect etc.
  • Gives idea about metrics, process, organisation of test software
  • A deep, practical treatment

How Google Tests Software

10. How Google Tests Software.

Software engineer in test at Google talks about they have tested a large scale services like google, gmail and Gtalk with custom invented methods.

  • Give insights how to to test a large scale app.
  • Gives idea about metrics, process, organisation of test software
  • Give insights how to to test a large scale app.

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