Inspired by this article from @claire.reckless “What Does It Mean To Be A Technical Tester?”
What does it mean to you to be a technical software tester? When this topic came up at the Open Space at TestBash Manchester 2017, it was clear to see from the group of people there that technical meant something very different to everyone at the table. We were all software testers (or QAs if you prefer) but our experiences in the industry seemed to have shaped our feeling about this.
There were a few of us in agreement about certain aspects of what it means to be technical such as how knowing how to use proxy tools felt technical to us. Many agreed that you didn’t need to know automation to be technical. Many disagreed with this point. It was an interesting session!
Do you agree with Claire? Would you add anything to what she has written?