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XConf 2 0 1 4 
ANALYSE THE ANALYST 
Hire QAs for the Right Reasons
MOST JOB DESCRIPTIONS LOOK LIKE THIS 
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MOST JOB DESCRIPTIONS LOOK LIKE THIS 
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THIS IS ME. 
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WE FELL BEHIND
WE BECAME THE 
BOTTLENECK 
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OUR TESTS WERE 
IGNORED 8
MINIMIZE TIME TO MARKET 
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AND THAT’S ME. 
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LET’S TAKE A LOOK BACK 
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I’M UNEMPLOYABLE.
"Facebook has no dedicated QA team; all 
Facebook engineers are responsible for writing 
automated tests for their code an...
EXPLORATORY VS. 
AUTOMATION 
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RISK VS. REWARD 22
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THE WORD ANALYST 
MEANS A LOT TO US. 
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LET’S SEE THE ADVERT ONE MORE TIME 
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Collaborate with the entire development team to identify 
needs and gather requirements. 
! 
This includes but is not limi...
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Have a deconstructive mindset. 
! 
Be a critical thinker - understanding of full life cycle development 
right from th...
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! 
Awareness of test automation and ability to spot points of value 
in the process. 
! 
Advocate for best practices l...
OUR REQUEST TO YOU… 
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THANKS! 
ANY QUESTIONS? 
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@kozak_chris @masaladani
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Analyse the analyst hire QAs for the right reasons

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Lately, it seems as though the industry confuses the role of QA with ‘test automation engineer’. The presenters will explain why, for a number of reasons, being a skilled analyst is more beneficial to a team. They will propose that some of these qualities are being sidelined in the industry’s drive for QAs who code and will discuss the consequences of these hiring decisions.

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Analyse the analyst hire QAs for the right reasons

  1. 1. XConf 2 0 1 4 ANALYSE THE ANALYST Hire QAs for the Right Reasons
  2. 2. MOST JOB DESCRIPTIONS LOOK LIKE THIS 2
  3. 3. MOST JOB DESCRIPTIONS LOOK LIKE THIS 3
  4. 4. THIS IS ME. 4
  5. 5. 5
  6. 6. 6 WE FELL BEHIND
  7. 7. WE BECAME THE BOTTLENECK 7
  8. 8. OUR TESTS WERE IGNORED 8
  9. 9. MINIMIZE TIME TO MARKET 9
  10. 10. 10
  11. 11. 11
  12. 12. AND THAT’S ME. 12
  13. 13. 13
  14. 14. 14
  15. 15. 15
  16. 16. 16
  17. 17. 17
  18. 18. LET’S TAKE A LOOK BACK 18
  19. 19. I’M UNEMPLOYABLE.
  20. 20. "Facebook has no dedicated QA team; all Facebook engineers are responsible for writing automated tests for their code and keeping the tests maintained as the underlying code changes.” - Steven Grimm, Engineer at Facebook 20
  21. 21. EXPLORATORY VS. AUTOMATION 21
  22. 22. RISK VS. REWARD 22
  23. 23. 23
  24. 24. THE WORD ANALYST MEANS A LOT TO US. 24
  25. 25. LET’S SEE THE ADVERT ONE MORE TIME 25
  26. 26. Collaborate with the entire development team to identify needs and gather requirements. ! This includes but is not limited to Business Analysts, Developers, User Experience Designers, Operations, and Product Owners to determine best strategy to achieve the highest quality application. !
  27. 27. 27 Have a deconstructive mindset. ! Be a critical thinker - understanding of full life cycle development right from the requirements gathering to delivery. ! Experience with exploratory testing, not just working to test plans.
  28. 28. 28 ! Awareness of test automation and ability to spot points of value in the process. ! Advocate for best practices like pair programming, Test Driven Development (TDD), Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD). !
  29. 29. OUR REQUEST TO YOU… 29
  30. 30. THANKS! ANY QUESTIONS? 30 @kozak_chris @masaladani

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