From January 2020 to mid-March 2020, I worked in the DMT (Catalogue Solutions) department at our location in Cologne. This department deals with the development of the TecDoc Catalogue.
At the beginning of my rotation phase, I received an introduction to the team, the TecDoc Catalogue and the tasks and responsibilities there. During this time I was able to get to know the QA (Quality Assurance) area better. First of all, I was assigned to the manual tests, where I gained an insight into the TecDoc Catalogue with the help of predefined test plans. Furthermore, I learned how such test plans are structured and written. In case I encountered bugs during this process, I had to note them down and forward them to the team.
After 3 weeks in the field of manual testing, I got an insight into the field of automated testing. There I was also introduced to the structure of the automated tests. My first task there was to write smaller tests with the framework “Protractor” and the tool “Cucumber”. For instance, I automatically started the Chrome browser, which then opens Google, enters a search term, selects the first displayed link and opens its page.
After a short “practice phase” I was allowed to work directly on the TecDoc Catalogue and write automated tests for it. One of these test cases, for example, checked the number of products in a list and their changes when a different filter option was selected.
Another QA task involves running the smoke and full regression tests and analyzing the resulting report, as well as fixing any bugs that occur.
I really enjoyed my time with the team in Cologne. There I also discovered my new passion of automated testing, which I am also able to continue in the IM-Tools team.