“Testing is so boring.”
The bore of testing is a frequently mouthed complaint that comes from people in testing who are not mentally stimulated by their work. They are no longer challenged at work and are now bored by testing. Meeting someone that does find a challenge in the work process is rare. The problems they are faced with are multi-faceted and complex.
Many people that enter the testing industry come from various backgrounds with limited information about formal test training. What they’ve learned so far has been through experience, not formal training. Leading many to just do what they have always done. It’s common to find teams who have never been trained in Scrum using ScrumBut practices. If you believe that then you are one of the ScrumButs—then check out this article from the Scrum Alliance.
When we released our Automation Survey last year, we asked our survey takers “What would prevent you from automating more tests?” and an overwhelmingly majority replied “Not enough technical skill to build more successful automation”. If you find that your team is in this situation, you’re not alone. Continue reading
We often find teams that don’t have enough knowledge of the basics. They regularly lack support from management, and also don’t have access to the right tools. Despite all the obstacles, the testers are expected to carry the burden of driving exceptional quality and customer satisfaction for the company.