An employee is nothing if he is unskilled. And employers who place special focus on this often scrutinize a prospective employee by gauging what his or her skills are. Mentioning your skills in your resume is probably the best way to get your point across to an employer, who is banking highly on your work-related abilities to get his or her work done. If you have it in you to be able to work effectively in an organization, you are most likely to be hired. But if your resume lacks the skills section, there is no way that you can or will be considered a good match for the position that you intend to take up.
Why are skills so important? The reason is simple. You have to know how to work if you want an employer to consider you. Your ability to do things that are most important to a hiring manager needs to be placed in a resume. Everything else is secondary. Create a special skills section in your resume and then fill it up with information that says “I am all that you want in an employee”. When you do this, you are selling yourself as an individual to whom a job cannot be refused.
A skilled candidate is a hire-able individual. Keeping this in mind, have a look at the following list of skills statements that can be used for a QA tester position:
• Hands-on experience in creating and executing test plans and cases, and effectively finding, researching and reporting bugs.
• Highly effective in developing test plans, QA testing processes and test cases for product management and software development teams.
• Exceptionally well-versed in designing and supporting user interface testing applications and regression testing software.
• Demonstrated expertise in testing software for reliability and stability, through implementation of quality assurance testing programs.
• Familiar with designing and running testing scripts with oversight for deployment of tests.
• Proven ability to effectively and accurately create quality assurance documentation and reports, according to project specifications.
• Effectively able to adhere to established software testing governance policies, best practices and guidelines, and recommend improvements.
• Deeply familiar with maintaining databases with product defects, user reviews, survey information and functional improvements.
• Qualified to coordinate with product development teams and software engineers to provide recommendations for solutions, aimed at maximizing performance and efficiency.
• Competent in performing reviews, walkthroughs and inspections, and communicate performance results on multiple environments and platforms.