Hi, I'm Kevin Tuck
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About Me

A freelance software tester and content writer based in the Southwest of England. Working with start-ups, established companies and entrepreneurs. I provide bespoke services that are collaborative, unique, as well as valuable and cost-effective.

A keen writer of articles, blog posts, and creative materials. I also offer content writing services as well. Please see my services page if you have a project that you want to collaborate on. Or read my thoughts, musings and latest articles based around software and software testing on my blog.

Please get in touch with me using my contact form if you have a project that you’d like me to add value to.

Services

Below you will find details of the freelance software testing and content writing services. If you would like to discover more about how I can offer your business value. Please contact me using the contact form here.


Software Testing

A software testing professional with QA experience lasting a decade. I am able to offer a software testing service that will be bespoke, and cost-effective. Always aiming to provide valuable insight to test projects. I will collaborate with your needs at the forefront of my mind. Providing a service that is valuable, efficient and effective.

View my Fiverr gigs here. Or use the contact form and enable me to provide you with a unique solution.

Writing

If you need high-quality articles, blogs, or content to drive your online strategy. I can create the valuable erbsite copy that your users will love. Researched fully and SEO optimized. All my content will be error-free, as well as including free revisions. Please look at my blog for examples of my current work. Then reach out today to find out more.
 
I invite you to take a look at my Fiverr gigs here. Or, reach out and contact me today. So that we immediately begin on creating memorable content that your users will love.

My latest blog posts


You should always break what isn’t broken

  • 21st January 2020

You should always break what isn’t broken

Software testers often receive a reputation of the ones whose job it is to break software. And while that isn’t true (we received it broken, we merely informed you of the issues there were already present). Sometimes for things to advance, we need to break things.

You might be familiar with the well-known phrase: ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!’ And while this applies in certain areas. I believe that not breaking or changing things increases the opportunity for issues to appear. And in software testing where it is arguably our responsibility to reduce risk. It is therefore important to know of the problems that not embracing change can bring.

Software testers often hold pride in the tools and testing solutions that they have already produced. Declaring that: ‘It’s already the best way’, amongst other such claims.

Not realising that keeping on the path they have always trodden leaves them exposed to potential risks which include:

  • The risk of using outdated testing methods
  • The risk of using ineffective tests
  • The risk of missing out on those unthought-of items (like edge cases)

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Functional vs Non-functional testing

  • 16th January 2020

Functional vs Non-functional testing

Software testing usually has two types of tests. These are firstly functional and also non-functional.

But why the two? And why are they both important?

Let’s give the example that we are testing a new website. The websites main purpose is to provide an easy way for people to order items online. And although it does allow the processing of orders. Concerns are raised about the quality of the product.

Testers have found that the website is slow to respond. What’s more, it has a confusing UI, doesn’t work in certain browsers. And if released to the public. Wouldn’t attract many sales.

If the goal of software testing is to provide feedback to contribute to a quality product. Then we can say that functional and non-functional testing are two sides of the same coin.

But what is the purpose of each one? What are the advantages, and disadvantages? And in what situations are they used?

Let’s take a closer look at these in detail.

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How to get your first software testing job

  • 14th January 2020

How to get your first software testing job

Want to kick start a career in software testing? A wise decision.

Getting your first software testing job can seem like a daunting task to take on. Which it can be, but that ultimately depends on you and your willingness to learn.

New terminology, new techniques, and possibly, even new ways of thinking.

But don’t let that put you off. In fact, it’s extremely rewarding. You get to work with the latest advancements in software technology. Are encouraged to think creatively about your challenges. And best of all, have the opportunity of working with some really amazing people.

But with no testing experience. What is the best way to get started?

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Get in touch

If you would like to learn more about my services, or discuss how I can add value to the testing strategy in your startup, digital agency or software development project. Please get in touch using the contact form below.