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In addition to what everyone else has said, it's absolutely realistic. With respect to what the hiring agencies are telling you, here are some reasons you could find difficulty convincing a developer that they want to be part of the test team: if your automation specialists are paid significantly less than your developers, you'll be asking any developer ...


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There are plenty of testers who have learned to develop and there are also many testers who began their careers as developers. It is absolutely possible to find these kinds of people. There may be other hindrances however, such as availability in your area who have all of the skill-sets that you require, especially when it comes to specialized skill-sets. ...


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Yes, its realistic to find these folks. They form the majority of the teams that I've lead. You may want to adjust the title to be Software Engineer in Test, or just Software Engineer. In my org, the pay scale, and prestige for the software engineers in test are the same as software developers.


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Yes, it's certainly realistic to find such folks. I am one, and I've hired many. What is more difficult (and might be what the Agencies are saying), is to convince a current developer to become a tester. That sort of career change is a challenge, as is any career change. But there are many, many testers with automation experience who used to be developers ...


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Checking black-box and white-box skills You've been given a task to test the isPalindrom(String text) : boolean function. What are test cases you would propose and why? Now implement the function under test yourself. Are you seeing some more test cases to verify? We used that question at our interviews, inspired by What are the test cases or test ...


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As someone in this role, I feel I can add some insight: I began with a Computer Science degree and moved arbitrarily into test - manual and automated. Frustrated with not having an impact on the code, I moved into software and quickly to senior at the company. I then went overseas to travel + contract as I went. I found that there was a gap forming - an ...



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