I have noticed in the last few years that employers are now looking for QA/Developers (QA engineers that have been skilled developers).
I would like to know what others believe are the actually additional activities that these QA/Devs bring to the project.
These are a few that come to mind:
- Reading code while doing white box testing
- Creating Unit tests along side the Developers
- Creating Integration tests
This is not about how development experiences enhances the testers effectiveness in finding defects. But about understanding what those value added activities are, that this type of testing resource can bring to the developers and the project.
Thanks in advance for your feedback!
SQA Stack Exchange responses on value added activities: