Thinking past the simple answers to the myths and methods of testing.

13: Anybody can Test

Andy and Ian pull open the idea that "anybody can test". What's behind the perspective? What's missed?

  • "Testing is easy, doesn't require a special skillset"
    • We hire testers without experience
    • Pay gap
    • Sub in non-testers to help, and they find bugs
    • Scripted, repeatable tests
  • Testing as a general word
  • Testing to provide information