Sunday, November 3, 2019
Testers of past be the IT stars of the future?
Been noticing two a bit conflicting themes lately.
1. Testers getting (or pushed) to be more technical and write test automation code
2. Articles listing future IT core skills as widely non-technical
So whereas many testers are moving to work more on test automation, the vital skills of the future may be such as:
- Analytical (critical) thinking
Judgment and decision making
- Interpersonal communication skills
- Complex Problem Solving
Which sounds almost like a list of vital skills needed for an exploratory tester.
So we should perhaps remind the ones starting a testing career or moving away from it, that also these skills are something that can be quite valuable in the future as well.
Maybe even the most valuable.