Per Elisabeth Hendrickson, I’m one of the 80% of test managers looking for testers with programming skills. And as I sift through tester resumes, attempting to fill two technical positions, I see a problem; testers with programming skills are few and far between!
About 90% of the resumes I’ve seen lately are for testers specialized in manual (sapient) testing of web-based products. And since most of these resumes are sprinkled with statements like “knowledge of QTP”, I assume most of these testers are doing all their testing via the UI.
And then it hit me…
Maybe the reason so many testers are specialized in manual testing via the UI is because there are so many UI bugs!
This is no scientific analysis by any means. Just a quick thought about the natural order of things. But here’s my attempt to answer the question of why there aren’t more testers with programming skills out there.
It may be because they’re too busy finding bugs in the UI layer of their products.
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