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Join us for a networking evening with a talk and a panel discussion
18:00 - 20:00 BST
Location: Craneware Edinburgh

Ministry of Testing Edinburgh 2024 May Event

Location: Craneware,1 Tanfield, Edinburgh, EH3 5DA

Please, bring along a photo ID


  • 1800 - 1830 Pizza and networking
  • 1830 - 1835 Intro
  • 1835 - 1855 Bryan Jones - Soft skills of being a Tester
  • 1855 - 1910 Break
  • 1910 - 1945 - Software Testing Careers Panel
  • 1945 - 2015 - Close

Why Testers Are the Rock Stars of IT - Bryan Jones

We have all heard the negative comments in the past – “Just get any tester in”, “Anyone can test”, “Testers are just failed developers”, “Testing is easy”, “That costs too much, cut out some testing”.

Well now’s the time to stand up and put them right! Now is the time for us to celebrate what a Tester truly is!

A good tester is not a jack-of-all-trades. They are a multi-faceted, cross-skilled, emotionally intelligent, critically thinking, risk-aware, balanced rockstar of IT.

Using stories of personal experience in both IT and rock bands, this talk is part motivational speech, part personal development coaching, part career coaching, and part advice on how to be a rock star.

But above all, this is a celebration of what it means to be a Tester.

Our Speaker

Byran Jones has been in testing for over 35 years and has done every testing job possible, from reviewing assembler code to being Director of a Quality Engineering & Test Practice. He now works for 2i as a QAT Architect, and is a podcast host and conference speaker.

When not working he is obsessed with motorbikes & music, playing bass and electric guitar. He is also a qualified psychotherapist and hypnotherapist.


Software Testing Careers Panel

Wondering how to progress your Software Testing career? This month we have a panel answering all your questions around everything from what a good CV looks like, to interviews, automation testing, career development and more!

(Please come with questions!)

Our panel is:

  • John Holt - Talent Acquisition Manager at 2i
  • Jules Robinson - Lead Quality Engineer at Lloyds Banking Group, and active Quality Influencer
  • Aaron Hamilton - Senior Recruitment Consultant at Harvey Nash
  • John Honeyman - Test Manager at Smarter Grid Solutions