Friday, December 11, 2015

Keeping Up with the Times

Yesterday I conducted two phone screens seeking Senior Quality Assurance experts for a 6-month contract.  They were both great candidates with traditional testing skills and passion.   I am not responsible for hiring these individuals but to offer my assessment.  My conclusion was that they have the skills necessary to do the job.

Here is what alarms me.

  • Neither one has recently read a Testing Book
  • Neither one follows testing blogs
  • Neither one ever heard of SBTM or RST
  • Neither one seemed to participate in local testing community or meet-ups
  • Neither could write code
  • Both assumed documentation exists
  • Both assumed there were people available to help them
So I have a one-word message to all testers around the globe.


We have a thriving and pioneering global testing community.  We need everyone to continuously improve our craft by being involved in the learning.

Is my perspective misguided or would you agree?

Happy Testing!


Unknown said...

one advice for these people "Sudo apt-get update testing"

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