Your Weekly Testing News - Issue 430

Does a keyword robot sift through our CVs? Plus many testing events and helpful business posts. Seek inspiration from your fellow testers in this week's newsletter.

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How to Break Performance Testing Silos
Performance testing has been siloed away from development due to the need for specialized skills and tools. New low-code approaches help teams take ownership over performance – and non-functional app quality.

Last week's This Week in Testing discussion centred around worth.Β Β 

How can we as testing professionals continue to demonstrate our value? And how can we be rewarded accordingly? This theme comes up a lot in the testing community – a sense of feeling less valued when we compare ourselves to our developer colleagues who might be paid more. It was a good discussion, and while not recorded, I'll aim to write up my notes so keep your eyes and ears out for that. In the meantime, have a read of what Callum Akehurst-Ryan has been sharing about why we have to sell testing into an organisation.Β 

There are many ways to support your career right now. For example, you could join 30 Days of Career Growth.Β Thank you to everyone who is already deep in the woods of the challenge – you'll inspire more folks to get involved. πŸŽ‰

You could also get yourself to a modern-day physical conference, like TestBash UK 2023. Richard Bradshaw, the CEO BossBoss of Ministry of Testing, shares an important message about the changing landscape of physical conferences.

Erin Donnelly answered countless questions about how to get hired. She debunked a lot of myths too. Apparently, there is no keyword robot sifting through our CVs!Β Here are my notes. The recording will be available soon via the AMA recordings page. πŸ‘€πŸ‘‚

One final thing. If you've not been on our forum for a while, please visitΒ The Club. It now has chat enabled and a dedicated space to ask questions. We're in the process of overhauling The Club to simplify and improve the experience for all community members. Read more.


πŸ™‹πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ Join the conversation

  1. What tips do you have for attending a testing conference?Β 
  2. New to the community or revisiting? Could you say hi and add yourself to the new quarterly introductions thread?Β πŸ‘‹
  3. A new tool to explore.Β Have you used Yattie? What were your experiences with it?
  4. Share how you've worked on your personal brand and how it's helped your career
  5. How do you market yourself as a tester?Β 
  6. Will demand for QA grow with AI?
  7. What advice do you have for someone who is executing the first collection of tests?
  8. How do you test that web analytics are working correctly on your sites?
  9. Celebrate with those who have started a new job! πŸŽ‰

Have a good week.

β€” Simon, CommunityBoss

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Simon Tomes

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Simon is the Community Lead at Ministry of Testing and his pronouns are he/him. He has a passion for all things testing with a career in various testing and tech roles since 2003. He particularly enjoys promoting and sharing the value of exploratory testing, leadership, collaboration, creativity and community.