I am Luka, a Software Tester from Zagreb, Croatia.
Software testing is pretty “new” profession in Croatia - IT universities are still not even mentioning Testing and most of the students have not idea that testing profession even exists, how to do it or anything about it.
This became a problem for us, since we (and many other Software developing companies) are struggling to find a new employees in this profession, to lure students in considering this as a profession as well or to make Senior Testers to change their current company since most of the companies offer similar things.
So wanted to ask you here and hope it will turn into discussion…
What have brought you into Testing profession?
How have you ended up working as Tester?
What do you like the most about this profession and what do you dislike about it?
What would some other company needed to offer you in order for you to change your job? (project types, bigger salary, better environment, more benefits…)
Am 24 years old myself and in testing business for a year so know these answers for myself, but will be holding a lecture on few Croatian universities to introduce Testing profession to a students so would like to hear opinions from others as well to be better prepared and to be able to present this wonderful profession to others as well.
Any additional feedback is very much appreciated!
Thank you very much in advance!