There is so much to say on this topic, but what just got me going is a recent job posting. The company is looking for a "QA Tester’ to help them out - temporarily. Yep - it’s a temp position. That shows their commitment to quality!
Then I decided to look at the Company’s Team - 27 people total. 12 were in the Business arena with 15 in the technical arena. Not a single tester there! The only front-end dev was an Intern. Perhaps this is because their app runs on iPhones and Android devices and the UI options are so limited, they don’t need an experienced front-end dev? Not sure.
It’s sad to think that tech companies would develop a product without seeing the need to include a full-time tester on the team.