The following are a few resources I use and recommend others use as well. Some of these are guides, lists or tools.
The report writer’s job is to describe the bug in a way that helps get it fixed. No one wants to read a bug report that doesn’t make sense, requires too much work to understand or is offensive. This document lays out some advice to help improve that process.
The following are mindmaps I use regularly. Feel free to use them as a template and make your own changes:
- Heuristic Test Strategy Model [xmind]
- Test Techniques Taxonomy [xmind]
- Parts of the Testing Process [xmind]
Templates for Test Design
- Classic Equivalence Class Table
- Risk Equivalence Class Table
- What to Automate Worksheet (by Angie Jones)
Test Idea Catalogs
Test Idea Catalogs are a list of related items that are effective at finding information (or bugs) that are efficient to use. Here is a hopefully useful list of public ones:
- Context Driven Testing
- LAWST - The Los Altos Workshop on Software Testing
- AST - The Association for Software Testing
- An open source list of Software Testing Conferences and workshops from around the world