Prologue: One of my most important roles currently at work includes responsibility on improving our ways of working. Yet when I am asked by someone on what I believe is a good way of working - I have trouble answering in a simple manner. Below is my attempt to answer it.
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: - Creativity - Analytical (critical) thinking - Activ e learning with a growth mindset - 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.