Podcast Episode 87 – Testing as a career – is it worth it?

Welcome to another episode of the Testing Peers podcast.

This week join Russell, David, Chris and first-time host, Beth Clarke, as the Peers discuss careers in software testing.

After a cuddly toy-themed opening, the group talk about paths into software testing, with the group’s academic paths coming from biology, astrophysics, architecture, humanities & politics.

We have talked before about #MakeATester and the clearly defined entry points into a career in testing is once again debated.

The Peers talk about the attributes that can make for a successful career in testing, as well as looking at career paths, and what roles are our there for us to move into as we progress.

We also look at what the benefit to an organisation there is to hiring a tester and discuss how we can best represent that in a CV.

Gareth Waterhouse’s post, discussing dispelling myths about testing is mentioned – you can find it here.

Misconceptions around QA & Testing.

A grid of 15 coloured boxes, containing:
Not technical, safety net, test everything, separate roles, testing is boring, anyone can do it, break stuff, slow things down, write & execute tests, more testing = better product, all testing can be automated, just find bugs, we only test last, gate keeper, testing is easy.

The Peers close off by talking about what they love about having a career in testing.

We hope you found the discussion useful and would love to hear your feedback.


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