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The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
The changing face of software testing
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The changing face of software testing

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The changing face of software testing. Some scary truths for software testers, and what we can do about it.

The changing face of software testing. Some scary truths for software testers, and what we can do about it.

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  • 1. THECHANGING FACEOF SOFTWARE TESTINGSOME SCARY TRUTHSFOR SOFTWARE TESTERSAND WHAT WE CAN DOABOUT ITBruce McLeodMANAGER, TEST AUTOMATIONNBNCo
  • 2. DISCLAIMER The opinions and content expressed here are my own and do not represent those of my employer. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. Use only as directed. Batteries not included.
  • 3. THERES A STORMCOMING IN
  • 4. LEADINGINDICATORS
  • 5. ENTRY LEVELTESTING ROLESARE BECOMINGEXTINCTLEADING INDICATOR
  • 6. JOB 1,739 jobs containing test managementSEARCHES 607 jobs containing test analysis 604 jobs containing test lead 297 jobs containing manual testing 11 jobs containing graduate tester SOURCE -http://www,mycareer.com.au/ - Feburary 7, 2013
  • 7. JOB 400SEARCHES 300 200 100 0 $30K $40-50K $60-70K $80-100K $120-150K $200K+
  • 8. INCREASEDOFFSHORINGLEADING INDICATOR
  • 9. AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL SERVICES UNION
  • 10. "[Offshoring] is part of our industry, and weneed to embrace it, understand it, and workwith it as such," he said. "But we cant allow itto become a reason for people to not comeinto the IT profession."- Westpac CIO Clive WhincupSOURCE - http://www.zdnet.com/ - October 9, 2012
  • 11. CO STOFFSHORING SA VIN CAUSALITY GS CYCLE FF SE TA ND S OF F LA C K O FSHORE N O IT Y JOB SECUR
  • 12. CAN’T PUT THE GENIE BACK INTHE BOTTLE
  • 13. THE TRADITIONALTESTERROLE IS CHANGINGLEADING INDICATOR
  • 14. AGILECOMBINES BA ROLES DEV TEST
  • 15. AGILECOMBINES ROLES BA DEV TEST
  • 16. HOW IS TESTINGVIEWED ?
  • 17. HOW DOES YOUR COMPANYVIEW TESTING? It’s strategically important for the organisation’s success 23% It’s a necessary evil 18% It’s a cost to be minimised 11% It’s a critical element in producing reliable software It’s a low priority 44% 4% SOURCE - PlanIT Index 2011
  • 18. OR ANOTHER WAYTESTING IS ... GOOD BAD 67% 33%
  • 19. POORJOB LISTINGS DONT HELP
  • 20. SOME EVEN CLAIM TESTING IS DEAD
  • 21. TESTING HAS AREPUTATION PROBLEM
  • 22. HOWEVER ...
  • 23. WE CAN CHOOSEOUR OWN PATH
  • 24. TESTING IS NEGATIVETHINKING
  • 25. POSITIVE THINKINGIS POWERFUL
  • 26. POSITIVE THINKINGIS POWERFUL
  • 27. THECHANGING FACEOF SOFTWARE TESTING
  • 28. CHANGING THE FACEOF SOFTWARE TESTING
  • 29. REDUCE THECOST OFTESTING
  • 30. BECOMEBETTER AT SELLING TESTING
  • 31. BECOME A TESTING MASTER
  • 32. UNDERSTAND AND USE YOUR DATA
  • 33. MAKE RESEARCH YOURSUPERPOWER
  • 34. NEVER STOPLEARNING
  • 35. BUILD YOURCOMMUNITY
  • 36. BUILDYOUR OWN TOOLS
  • 37. COACH
  • 38. CHALLENGETHE STATUS QUO
  • 39. ANDREMEMBER ...
  • 40. YOU DONT NEEDCORPORATE APPROVAL TO BE A TESTING ROCKSTAR

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