Careers in Transition
The last ten years have seen a number of changes in the testing profession, such as widespread automation, agile, DevOps, and test-driven development. Yet we are only in the early stages of a profound transformation in testing skills and the roles testers will play in delivering quality software.
Today many testers are asking what knowledge and skills are needed to have a successful career in an era where testing means many different things. This presentation describes research on the advantages and limitations of flexibility, and how that relates to how individual testers work in the future.
Peter Varhol is a well-known writer and speaker on software and technology topics, having authored dozens of articles and spoken at a number of industry conferences and webcasts. He has advanced degrees in computer science, applied mathematics, and psychology, and is Managing Director at Technology Strategy Research, consulting with companies on software development, testing, and machine learning. His past roles include technology journalist, software product manager, software developer, and university professor.