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The tester is Dead…
Long live the tester
Bernd Beersma |18-03-2014| Erik Bits
Belgium Testing
Days
International Software
...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper
m: +31 6- 10157172
tw: @erikbits
m: +31 6-11010659
tw: @bbeersma
E S T E R
I N 2 ?0 ?
R - U - A -
T
E S T E R
I N 2 20 0
A R E Y O U
T
Introduction Growth Maturity Decline
<1956
•debugging-oriented period
1978
•demonstration-oriented period
1982
•destruction-oriented period
1987
•evaluation-or...
Too many Functions
Too many
methodologies
We know too little
about too much
NOW!
Evolving
Technology
Changing
Customer
Demands
Changing
Development
Methods
Quality EngineerQuality Director
Heritage
Internal External
• Exploratory
• Verification & Validation
• Helicopter View
• Craftsmanship
• Techniques
• Func...
Tester 2014
Quality Director
Arm against external
factors
Quality Engineer
Extent Maturity fase
Generalist Heritage Specia...
For those who
are convinced
that their life as
a tester is over
by 2020 ,
We’d like to
say: “Don’t
wory…”
“…It’s
Not the
e...
The tester is dead, long live the tester. A vision on the tester by Beersma & Bits
The tester is dead, long live the tester. A vision on the tester by Beersma & Bits
The tester is dead, long live the tester. A vision on the tester by Beersma & Bits
The tester is dead, long live the tester. A vision on the tester by Beersma & Bits
The tester is dead, long live the tester. A vision on the tester by Beersma & Bits
The tester is dead, long live the tester. A vision on the tester by Beersma & Bits
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The tester is dead, long live the tester. A vision on the tester by Beersma & Bits

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This is the presentation of Bernd Beersma(@bbeersma) & Erik Bits(@erikbits) created for the Belgium Testing Days. It's a vision on the changing profession of the tester by 2020.

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The tester is dead, long live the tester. A vision on the tester by Beersma & Bits

  1. 1. The tester is Dead… Long live the tester Bernd Beersma |18-03-2014| Erik Bits Belgium Testing Days International Software Testing “Doing” Conference
  2. 2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Hopper
  3. 3. m: +31 6- 10157172 tw: @erikbits
  4. 4. m: +31 6-11010659 tw: @bbeersma
  5. 5. E S T E R I N 2 ?0 ? R - U - A - T
  6. 6. E S T E R I N 2 20 0 A R E Y O U T
  7. 7. Introduction Growth Maturity Decline
  8. 8. <1956 •debugging-oriented period 1978 •demonstration-oriented period 1982 •destruction-oriented period 1987 •evaluation-oriented period >1988 •prevention-oriented period Gelperin, Hetzel”The Growth of Software Testing” [ Communications of the ACM, Volume 31 Issue 6, June 1988, pp. 687-695].
  9. 9. Too many Functions Too many methodologies We know too little about too much NOW!
  10. 10. Evolving Technology Changing Customer Demands Changing Development Methods
  11. 11. Quality EngineerQuality Director
  12. 12. Heritage Internal External • Exploratory • Verification & Validation • Helicopter View • Craftsmanship • Techniques • Functionality versus Characteristics • Test automation • Virtualization
  13. 13. Tester 2014 Quality Director Arm against external factors Quality Engineer Extent Maturity fase Generalist Heritage Specialist Maintain & Gain characteristics/skills Tester 2020
  14. 14. For those who are convinced that their life as a tester is over by 2020 , We’d like to say: “Don’t wory…” “…It’s Not the end of the world”

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