Proficiency Level 1
Basic Understanding

Cites examples of common errors and tests designed to detect them.

Describes types of application testing and respective goals and objectives.

Highlights the roles and responsibilities of testing teams, management and end-users.

Names key phases and deliverables of a testing process.

Proficiency Level 2
Working Experience

Works with a specific testing methodology and toolkit.

Describes key features and aspects of a specific testing discipline or methodology.

Lists key goals and objectives of the specific type of test and associated methodology.

Explains the relationship, dependencies, and integration of test results.

Participates in planning and development of testing suites and campaigns.

Proficiency Level 3
Extensive Experience

Shares experience with design, planning and executing comprehensive tests of major applications.

Explains and justifies product testing costs, tools, approach and benefits.

Consults on matching testing methodology and tools to application being tested.

Compares and contrasts effectiveness and appropriateness of manual and automated test execution.

Differentiates between major testing strategies, methodologies and tools.

Elaborates on tools and techniques for estimating testing time, effort and resources required.

Proficiency Level 4
Subject Matter Expert

Demonstrates extensive experience in the full spectrum of test activities for multiple applications.

Monitors the effectiveness and efficiency metrics of the test processes and tools.

Directs the development of strategies and best practices for testing.

Monitors marketplace trends and experiences; explores new methods and technologies.

Explains issues and considerations for outsourcing all or parts of the testing process.

Elaborates on the history, evolution and trends in testing IT applications and services.

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