Joel Montvelisky – Will we call it testing 2030?

We will explore the data captured from our project of yearly surveys (State of Testing), plus additional sources within the Industry, to understand and map where is the testing profession evolving to, in order to be better aligned with the challenges to come in the next 10 years or so.

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“Testing is changing”, this is already a cliche!

But many testers and managers are actually missing the pace this is happening and the direction the movement is taking.

The facts are already there. We see test teams being dissolved and testers inserted into Agile teams, to work more closely with their developers. Testers are now formally taking on roles in release management, live application monitoring, and agile teams leadership. And if this was not enough, it is not uncommon to see organizations where “formal testers” are not recruited in the first place.

These are not isolated events, I believe they are part of a major evolution/revolution changing the face of the testing industry. And we have 5 years of surveys with over 5000 respondents confirming these findings.

The objective of this presentation is to explore the data found in the State of Testing surveys, to sketch the path we are taking as a Testing Profession towards our future.

Takeaways:
There are concrete indicators that the testing profession is changing.
Testing is not dead and is definitely not dying! It is morphing into something more interesting and with more responsibility than ever before.
Some of the changes are already clear, and so are the skills that will be needed to succeed as a tester in the coming years

 

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