I started a discussion over at Software Testing Club questioning whether testing was dead yet.
The responses were pretty clear that testing is, infact, not dead. Yay! Perhaps we can relax a bit now and have a celebration?
However, on a serious note, the responses have indicated that whilst testing is not dead, it has changed. This made me wonder how has it actually changed? What does testing look like for a tester on a day to day basis? And how can we communicate this better to the ‘outside’ world?
If we were testing 10 years ago, our jobs (for example) may have focused highly on test planning, scripts, test environments, testing and managing bugs. It feels pretty different and perhaps somewhat dry compared to how many testers describe their jobs of today.
In an attempt to clarify to the whole world around us what it is testers (can) actually do, I’d like to see if we can gain further insight from you, the testers, about what it is you actually do on a regular basis.
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The more practical and specific you can be, the better, I think!
Some examples, to get you going might be:
- work alongside developers to create automated tests
- work with support team to solve problems
- train developers to write less buggy code
The results will be shared with the community as soon as we can make sense of them. Thanks!
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