Survey: Ingredients of a (good) Tester

Can a good software tester be defined by typical characteristics?

I try to answer this question in a talk I will give this June at the Romanian Testing Conference.

For this purpose, I have created a survey. It would be really nice if you could answer it! It will take about 3 to 5 minutes.

Survey: Ingredients of a Tester

Thanks :slight_smile:


Nice one, @vero. And welcome! :wave:t2:

Curious to see the results once the survey is closed. When the time is right, would you be open to sharing them here to continue the discussion?

I think folks would value that and perhaps be more inclined to complete the survey.

@simon_tomes, there will be no problems from my site :slight_smile:
And thanks for havng me welcomed to this great community :smiley:

Excellent, thanks @vero.

I wish you all the best with your talk. Enjoy!

See you around The Club soon.

I think you have a spelling mistake in one of your answers xD

For the gender question, the options are M/F and ‘divers’. I think you meant ‘diverse’? (I would unrelatedly suggest that you use ‘Other’ instead, as men and women are also part of diversity haha) ((I would probably go further to suggest that you don’t need to ask this question at all, or that you should at least provide a ‘Prefer not to say’ answer))

Good luck with your conference talk! Have a lot of fun with it :slight_smile:


I was good. Despite the temptation to list myself as ‘divers’, I didn’t - aside from anything else, I don’t identify as a diver (as much as I enjoyed the one and only time I went scuba diving).

I would have liked the opportunity to comment more: I have a computer science degree, but I also joined testing by a rather roundabout route, and there really wasn’t an option to describe that in the survey.

I’d also like to see the end results.

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This is a typical german thing as I think. To use “diverse” as a third option. I just corrected the spelling mistake, so the people don’t go diving (or maybe they do ;)). Thanks for this.
The question is not mandatory. As said with the start of the site with “Demographic Data”: “We do not use this data to learn about you personally. Our goal is to gain an understanding about the diversity of our survey respondents. Thus, we kindly ask you to provide correct answers. Thank you!”

So it’s not really about what is your gender, but is my survey good enough to make it representative.

If you have any questions about this, feel free to ask :slight_smile:

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