Software Testing Books for Beginners

There are few software testing frequently asked questions, we have come across regularly from fresh graduates who are new to start career in software testing is “where can I learn Software Testing from?” What are the Software Testing Books for Beginners?

Testers generally learn testing skills from various sources like – reading a lot, practicing skills by doing some real software testing challenges, observing the things happening in other software projects, interacting with other testers, and more importantly understanding the projects.

We have short listed some of the highly recommended software testing books for aspired Software Testers, which can bridges the gap between theoretical knowledge and real world implementation.

Read the below Software Testing books at least one book per month.

  1. Testing Computer Software – Cem Kaner, Jack Falk, and Hung Q.Nguyen.
  2. Lessons Learned in Software Testing – Cem Kaner, James Bach, Bret Pettichor.
  3. How to Break Software – James A. Whittaker
  4. How to Break Software Security : Functional and Security Testing of Web Applications and Web Services – Mike Andrews, James A. Whittaker
  5. Perfect Software and other Illusions about Software Testing – Gerald M. Weinberg
  6. Beautiful Testing : Leading Professionals Reveal How They Improve Software – Tim Riley and Adam Goucher
  7. Software Test Automation – Mark Fewster, Dorothy Graham
  8. Agile Testing – Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory
  9. Software Testing: A Craftsman’s Approach – Paul Jorgensen
  10. A Practitioner’s Guide to Software Test Design – Lee Copeland
  11. The Art of Application Performance Testing. – Ian Molyneaux
  12. Explore It! – Elisabeth Hendrickson

The above lists of books covers various aspects of software testing such as Exploratory testing, Web Application testing, Agile Testing, Test Design, Automation Testing, Performance Testing, Security Testing – which helps software testers to enhance the capabilities of software testers, who are fresher’s (entry level) individually and as a team member.

Hope you found this list of software testing books for beginners useful.