The feeling of guilt in testing about not doing enough came up a couple of times in discussions at TestBash Manchester. These talks ranged from not being able to do more, bugs being found after testing had taken a crack at the application and feeling guilty about not being able to do exhaustive testing (even though we all agreed we know this isn’t possible).
It got me thinking about this blog post I saw a while ago The guilt of not testing everything. I also wondered how other people deal with the varying guilt feelings we all have as testers? We tell ourselves over and over again that we can’t test everything and quality is a whole team responsibility but we still beat ourselves up when feelings of guilt surface. What have you found to be the best way around this in your own experience?