Software testers have assorted job titles such as Quality Assurance Analyst, Software Test Engineer, QTP Specialist, Lead Quality Assurance Engineer to list a few. Some people care deeply about their job title feeling their title is part of their identity professionally both at the office and within the greater software testing community. Other people don’t particularly care what their title is.
At the Belgium Testing Days conference, I’ll be giving a keynote called: “Why it matters what I’m called: Quality Analyst or Software Tester.”
I’m conducting a survey on job titles in our field. It would be great if you could help me. Here’s what I need: your name, country, job title and if you’d like to add your company name and any comments – comments relating to how you feel about your job title, that would be great.
I’ll probably out the data together in Excel so if you could send this information like this:
Karen Johnson, USA, Software Test Consultant
And comments like this would be helpful:
I care deeply about my title. I feel my title sends a message to my team mates about what I do and what my role is.
I don’t care about my title. I just want meaningful work. My team mates know what I bring to the group and the company.
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