State Of Testing 2018

This is a time of year when “PractiTest” and “TeaTime with Testers” invites all the testers to fill a survey to find out who we are, where we come from and on what kind of subjects we are working on. This is 5th year in a row and I am already looking forward to the picture we will get this time.

Big thank goes to contributors in the review team: Jerry Weinberg, Derk-Jan de Grood, Maria Kedemo, Helena Jeret, Alan Page, Brent Jensen, Eran Kinsbruner, Bas Dijkstra, Erik Proegler, Kristel Krustuuk, Gerie Owen, and Nermin Caluk. If you have any suggestions how to improve it, you are invited to join the review team.

The organisers estimate that the survey will take only 10minutes of your time. For me, it took more time. Why? In this year’s survey, there are few questions where you have to think and/or recall what did you learn last year. Hier are few questions for you to get a feeling:

Have you attended any conferences or training sessions in the past 3 years?
Have you started using any new tools to support your testing (Exploratory testing or in general) in the last year?
Have you made any important changes in the way you are testing during the last year?  

 

Those are few good questions, right? Be part of it! You can find the survey here.

Q & A about QA

Late summer 2008 I googled what is software testing. Found Software Testing Club and never looked back. MinistryOfTesting (MOT) has a platform for Q&A, learning platform – The Dojo and of course events.  Rosie and MOT have done a really great job!

So only this year I discovered new platform (new for me): SQA StackExchange. It is full of error messages thrown by tools and help requests how to fix those. Followed by very basic questions like: what is the difference between deviation from workflow and error. This is little bit funny – why people do not use search? You just found a StackExchange and really think that nobody before you asked that question? Think again. What I like the most: it is all about questions and answers – so everyone can edit one or another.

My invitation – don’t be only a consumer – participate on one or another platform and co-create better understanding about software testing!