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.

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The changing face of software testing

  1. 1. THECHANGING FACEOF SOFTWARE TESTINGSOME SCARY TRUTHSFOR SOFTWARE TESTERSAND WHAT WE CAN DOABOUT ITBruce McLeodMANAGER, TEST AUTOMATIONNBNCo
  2. 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. 3. THERES A STORMCOMING IN
  4. 4. LEADINGINDICATORS
  5. 5. ENTRY LEVELTESTING ROLESARE BECOMINGEXTINCTLEADING INDICATOR
  6. 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. 7. JOB 400SEARCHES 300 200 100 0 $30K $40-50K $60-70K $80-100K $120-150K $200K+
  8. 8. INCREASEDOFFSHORINGLEADING INDICATOR
  9. 9. AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL SERVICES UNION
  10. 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. 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. 12. CAN’T PUT THE GENIE BACK INTHE BOTTLE
  13. 13. THE TRADITIONALTESTERROLE IS CHANGINGLEADING INDICATOR
  14. 14. AGILECOMBINES BA ROLES DEV TEST
  15. 15. AGILECOMBINES ROLES BA DEV TEST
  16. 16. HOW IS TESTINGVIEWED ?
  17. 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. 18. OR ANOTHER WAYTESTING IS ... GOOD BAD 67% 33%
  19. 19. POORJOB LISTINGS DONT HELP
  20. 20. SOME EVEN CLAIM TESTING IS DEAD
  21. 21. TESTING HAS AREPUTATION PROBLEM
  22. 22. HOWEVER ...
  23. 23. WE CAN CHOOSEOUR OWN PATH
  24. 24. TESTING IS NEGATIVETHINKING
  25. 25. POSITIVE THINKINGIS POWERFUL
  26. 26. POSITIVE THINKINGIS POWERFUL
  27. 27. THECHANGING FACEOF SOFTWARE TESTING
  28. 28. CHANGING THE FACEOF SOFTWARE TESTING
  29. 29. REDUCE THECOST OFTESTING
  30. 30. BECOMEBETTER AT SELLING TESTING
  31. 31. BECOME A TESTING MASTER
  32. 32. UNDERSTAND AND USE YOUR DATA
  33. 33. MAKE RESEARCH YOURSUPERPOWER
  34. 34. NEVER STOPLEARNING
  35. 35. BUILD YOURCOMMUNITY
  36. 36. BUILDYOUR OWN TOOLS
  37. 37. COACH
  38. 38. CHALLENGETHE STATUS QUO
  39. 39. ANDREMEMBER ...
  40. 40. YOU DONT NEEDCORPORATE APPROVAL TO BE A TESTING ROCKSTAR

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