- Different styles of pair testing
- Expect-Expert like Exploring tester with Security tester, where instead of going back with feedback and forwards . Time saved on loop
Novice-Novice works because they have different strategies so while
Ping-Pong Pairing swapping
Mob popular in testing. Group of people testing at the same time.
- Team building and collaboration
- Share knowledge
- Mix of skill set based on requirement
- Disadvantages of pair testing
- work overload
- conflicts when paired incorrectly due personality incompatibility
- do not let pair testing create favouritism or elitism within your teams. let's opportunities to everybody not only one person.
- When to pair
- training newbies
- coaching and mentioning other team members
- when deadlines approaching (dev-test pairing)
- Common problems with introduction of pair testing
- fair of change
- not time efficient as 2 people are doing the same task
Anyway, if you haven't see this talk. It is worth check it out if you are interesting in pair testing (it applies to pair programming too).