If videos are one of the modern tools for solitary software testing training, podcasts can also play an important role. Audio-only training is useful in a context where the eyes are already busy, when you commute in your car for instance.
This article lists active software testing podcasts. Most episodes are available as mp3 files that can be downloaded. Other are available only in certain audio / podcasts distribution platforms like SoundCloud, Podbean, Stitcher, Spotify or iTunes. The active software testing podcasts mentioned in this article are: AB Testing, ASTQB Software Testing Podcasts, Decoding Automation, Let’s Talk About Tests Baby, Perfbytes, Quality Remarks, Rex Black Consulting Services, That’s a Bug!, Test and Code, Joe Colantonio TestTalks, The Ministry of Testing Podcast, The Testing Show, Women Who Test. Do not hesitate to suggest important software testing podcasts that are missing from this list using the contact form.
January 23 2020:
* Added: Decoding Automation, That’s a Bug!, Women Who Test
* AB Testing
In the AB Testing podcast, Alan Page Brent Jensen talk about modern software testing, including Agile, data, leadership and more. Topics for episodes are around the Modern Testing principles and include communing with software testers or how testers (and test specialists) can use the power of community to discover what they don’t know they don’t know.
* ASTQB Software Testing Podcasts
The software testing podcasts of the ASTQB (American Software Testing Qualifications Board) discusses software testing topics with the viewpoint of software testing a certification board. Registration is required to listen to this podcast.
* Decoding Automation
Decoding Automation is a no-code test automation podcast brought to you by the company Leapwork and hosted by Lucía Cavero-Baptista. In each episode, you will gain insights into the world of codeless automation through interviews with top industry experts and learn how to optimize your enterprise for digital transformation through no-code test automation.
* Let’s Talk About Tests, Baby
Let’s Talk About Tests, Baby is a weekly podcast on software testing, QA and Agile proposed by Gem Hill. Topics might be sometimes away from the core software testing area and include also the people domains with an episode that discusses being uncomfortable for instance.
Perfbytes is a podcast managed by multiple hosts that have all a long experience in performance and load testing, also in very large corporations. The podcasts are mainly centered about specific (commercial) software testing tools and software testing conferences.
* Quality Remarks
Quality Remarks is a podcast about software testing and quality management produced by Keith Klain. In the recent episodes, you can find guests like Michael Bolton, Rob Lambert or Anne Marie Charrett discussing coaching software testers.
* Rex Black Consulting Services
Rex Black Consulting Services podcasts discusses important topics in software testing and training. Topics mentioned in the last episodes include Stupid Metrics Tricks and How To Avoid Them, Measuring the Value of Testing Using Cost of Quality, Test Automation ROI.
* Test and Code
Test and Code is a podcast produced by Brian Okken that discusses software testing when you program with the Python programming language. It focuses on testing and process questions like “How do I know it works?”, “How do I effectively test?”, and the like.
* That’s a Bug!
That’s a Bug! is a software testing podcast where each episode discusses one software bug.
TestTalks is a weekly podcast on software testing presented by Joe Colantonio that discusses software test automation. TestTalks covers news about software testing space, reviews books about test automation and speaks with some of the thought leaders in the test automation field.
* The Ministry of Testing Podcast
The Ministry of Testing Podcast is made of interviews of software testing experts that discusses specific software testing topics. An interesting part of the topics are also related to topics more personal for software testers like office culture improvement or finding allies.
* The Testing Show
The Testing Show is a monthly podcast published by Qualitest. The topics discussed in the last episodes include security testing, hiring testers or testing in DevOps.
* Women Who Test
The Women Who Change Tech podcast from Women Who Test highlights women who are contributing, trailblazing, and disrupting in the business of technology. In each episode, your hosts Alison Wade, president of TechWell and founder of Women Who Test, and Jessie Shternshus, owner of Improv Effect and coauthor of the book CTRL Shift: 50 Games for 50 ****ing Days Like Today, offer you a dose of inspiration from some of the most talented and creative women who are changing the face of technology.
Inactive Software Testing Podcats
A short list of podcasts that seems to be no more active, but that can contains material that is interesting and still relevant.
* The Good, The Bad, And The Buggy from SmartBear: https://smartbear.com/podcast/
* Testing from the Pub: http://testinginthepub.co.uk/testinginthepub/
* Testcast: http://testcast.net/
* Randy Rice Software Quality and Testing Podcasts: http://www.riceconsulting.com/podcasts.htm
* Testing Bias: https://www.testingbias.com/
The reference website for software testing podcasts is https://testingpodcast.com/