| Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2005 13:14:36 +0000
| From: David Jamison <david.jamison1 at ntlworld.com>
| Just to take the certification discussion on to a slightly different track!
| The company Im working for in Belfast are currently recruiting graduate
| level trainee software testers. The really odd bit is that the degree
| must be in a non IT related subject and applicants must have a degree no
| execptions. Therefore anyone with an IT degree or relevant experience
| would not even get an interview.
| Now odd is that?
assuming the software being produced is not aimed at
the software development, IT, or similar communities,
this could be quite a sensible thing to do. (maybe a
the issue is that among the worst people to test the
software and its documentation _as-if_ they were the
end-users are developers (even if they did not develop
people who know how software works can have amazing
blind spots when testing software and documentation.
of course, you do want/need people capable of doing
white/grey/black-box (e.g.) testing, which more-or-less
by definition means people who know how software works,
so never using developers as testers is also an issue.
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