10 Best Software Testing Books You Must Read

If you are entering on this field or even an experienced Software Tester, you just can’t miss those books. They give a great cover for all levels of experience in Software Testing that just can’t be missed.

Here’s the top ten of my favourites Software Testing books. Enjoy it!

How Google Tests Software, James A. Whittaker, Jason Arbon, Jeff Carollo

Do you need to get it right, too? Then, learn from Google.Legendary testing expert James Whittaker, until recently a Google testing leader, and two top Google experts reveal exactly how Google tests software, offering brand-new best practices you can use even if you’re not quite Google’s size…yet!


Lessons Learned in Software Testing, Cem Kaner, James Marcus Bach, Bret Pettichord

The world′s leading software testing experts lend you their wisdom and years of experience to help you avoid the most common mistakes in testing software. Each lesson is an assertion related to software testing, followed by an explanation or example that shows you the how, when, and why of the testing lesson.

Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams, Lisa Crispin, Janet Gregory

Two of the industry’s most experienced agile testing practitioners and consultants, Lisa Crispin and Janet Gregory, have teamed up to bring you the definitive answers to these questions and many others.

Leading Professionals Reveal How They Improve Software, Tim Riley, Adam Goucher

Successful software depends as much on scrupulous testing as it does on solid architecture or elegant code. But testing is not a routine process, it’s a constant exploration of methods and an evolution of good ideas.

Testing Computer Software, Cem Kaner, Jack Falk, Hung Q. Nguyen

Testing Computer Software 2nd (second) Edition by Kaner, Cem, Falk, Jack, Nguyen, Hung Q. published by John Wiley & Sons (1999) Paperback

Reduce Risk and Increase Confidence with Exploratory Testing, Elisabeth Hendrickson

Uncover surprises, risks, and potentially serious bugs with exploratory testing. Rather than designing all tests in advance, explorers design and execute small, rapid experiments, using what they learned from the last little experiment to inform the next.

Perfect Software–And Other Illusions about Testing, Gerald M. Weinberg

Perfect Software: And Other Illusions about Testing by Gerald M. Weinberg published by Dorset House (2008) Paperback

Software Testing: A Craftsman’s Approach, Paul C. Jorgensen

This updated and reorganized fourth edition of Software Testing: A Craftsman’s Approach applies the strong mathematics content of previous editions to a coherent treatment of Model-Based Testing for both code-based (structural) and specification-based (functional) testing.

Specification by Example, Gojko Adzic

Specification by Example is an emerging practice for creating software based on realistic examples, bridging the communication gap between business stakeholders and the dev teams building the software.

Let me know what you think about those books. Have you read? Want to discuss? Is there any other book(s) you think worth to be in this list too?

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