10 Software Testing Podcasts For QA Testers

There are many ways to learn more about software and QA testing, from online courses and textbooks to podcasts and YouTube videos. Podcasts have steadily become a popular form of entertainment. They allow listeners to consume topics they are most interested in, in a talk radio format. Some take a more storytelling approach and others are more educational. 

According to Podcast Insights, as of January 2021, there are more than 43 million episodes of podcasts. For those interested in finding podcasts that cover topics in Software Testing, that’s a lot of podcasts to sort through. To make things easier we compiled a list of testing podcasts to enlighten you and expand your testing knowledge.  

Want weekly content?

Test & Code: Python Testing

Test & Code is a weekly podcast hosted by Brian Okken. The show covers a wide array of topics including software engineering, development, testing, Python programming, and many related topics. When we get into the implementation specifics, that’s usually Python, such as Python packaging, tox, pytest, and unittest. However, well over half of the topics are language agnostic, such as data science, DevOps, TDD, public speaking, mentoring, feature testing, NoSQL databases, end to end testing, automation, continuous integration, development methods, Selenium, the testing pyramid, and DevOps.

Looking for shorter content?

That’s a Bug!

That’s a Bug! is a software testing podcast where each episode discusses one software bug. Take a deep dive into individual bugs and see how they work.

The Guilty Tester

Do you ever feel guilty for not meeting the standards set by others in the Software Testing community? Then the Guilty Tester is right for you. Hear from other people in the industry about their experiences.

The Evil Tester Show

Software Testing and related topics from Software Development Expert Alan Richardson. A special blend of skill, attitude, and pragmatism that helps software development teams test and develop better. 

Looking for inspiration?

Women Who Change Tech

The Women Who Change Tech podcast highlights women who are contributing, trailblazing, and disrupting in the business of technology. In each episode, 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.

Want to hear from industry experts?

Quality Remarks – The Podcast

Quality Remarks is a podcast about software testing and quality management produced by Keith Klain, where he interviews people in or around the software testing and quality assurance industry.

TestGuild Podcasts

Automation – One of the longest-running testing podcast dedicated 100% to helping you succeed with automation testing.

Performance – A podcast dedicated 100% to helping you succeed with performance testing and site reliability (SRE)

Security – A podcast dedicated 100% to helping you succeed with security testing and DevSecOps.

AB Testing

Alan Page and Brent Jensen talk about Modern Testing (which isn’t all that modern, and not really about testing) – including Agile, Lean, Delivery, DevOps, Data Science, Leadership, and more. Between them, Alan and Brent have nearly 60 years of software experience and are here to tell stories and talk about what they’re seeing in the world of software.

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.

Rex Black Consulting Services

The RBCS podcast allows you to stay current on important topics in software testing and training. Subscribe for the RBCS software testing podcast and, about twice a month, you’ll learn something new and interesting. Rex will share important lessons learned from RBCS’ consulting, training, and expert services engagements. Listen while exercising, going for a walk, shopping, or driving, and become a more informed software tester.

Quality Coaching Roadshow

A monthly podcast hosted by Anne-Marie Charrett and Margaret Dineen where they chat with Quality Coaches from around the world. They discuss their unique context, their approach, their challenges, and what they do to keep relevant.

Testing One-on-One

This podcast was created by Rob Lambert and Joel Montvelisky wherein each episode, they answer a number of interesting questions from testers and that focus around a number of different areas of the software testing profession.

PerfBytes

PerfBytes is a podcast dedicated to helping IT professionals to improve performance practices. It features multiple hosts that have experience in performance and load testing. 

Ministry of Testing Podcasts

The Ministry of Testing creates multiple podcasts with the software testing community. Currently, they are collaborating with four resident podcast hosts on their monthly Ministry of Testing Podcast and Neil Studd on the fortnightly Testers’ Island Discs podcast.

Interested in security testing?

Security In 5

Security In 5 podcast brings you security news, tips, opinions in the area of Information, IT and general security…all in about five minutes. Easy to listen to, easy to understand and adding awareness to help you strengthen your personal and business security posture. Be aware, be secure.

Smashing Securit‪y

A helpful and hilarious take on the week’s tech SNAFUs. Computer security industry veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault chat with guests about cybercrime, hacking, and online privacy. It’s not your typical cybersecurity podcast…

Focusing on software?

Maintainable

Feel like you’re hitting a wall with your existing software projects? You’re not alone. On the Maintainable software podcast, we speak with seasoned practitioners who have worked past the problems often associated with technical debt and legacy code. In each episode, our guests will share stories and outline tangible, real-world approaches to software challenges. In turn, you’ll uncover new ways of thinking about how to improve your software project’s maintainability. We’re in this together. Enjoy the show!

Podcasts can be a great way to learn more about the topics you’re interested in. Check out the podcasts we listed for insights and updates related to QA testing, security testing, and software development. If you’d like insight from our QA testing experts, feel free to reach out!

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