Has anyone found a name for a software testing team that they think really communicates our role well? Our team is brainstorming ideas right now, and I know this is something my last team struggled with as well. That suggests lots of other test / SQA teams also have this issue.
I've seen a lot of options, and a lot of rebuttals, e.g.:
- Test team: We aren't just testers, we do a lot more than perform functionality checks.
- Quality Assurance: We can't "assure" quality.
- Quality Control: We don't get to "control" quality.
On top of this, QA and test each have certain connotations that vary from place to place. Here, QA implies low-skill test work or a bureaucratic approach to testing (process over people). I've heard almost the reverse from other people - that QA was chosen because testing implies low skill levels - suggesting this is pretty localized.
What is the best option out there?