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1) Are there a difference between those ones? The Australian IT industry still views testing as a job that anyone can perform with minimal technical skills. A quick search on a leading recruitment site has a number of advertisements for Testers with requirements similar to the following: At least 3 years experience in a Tester or Test Analyst role ...


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I agree with Bruce in general; however, 1) Are there differences between a STAE/STE and SDET role? Maybe...it depends on the company. Some companies to not differentiate roles based on title. For example, at Microsoft we used to have both STE and SDET roles and titles. When I started in '94 only people whose primary job was to build and maintain test ...


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Working remotely as a tester is certainly possible, however the key factor is knowledge and timing. A tester should initially aim to get a greater understanding of: the business domain the product and features the current company direction the current direction of features and bugs the workflow for bugs and features the personalities of developers ...


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Strongly opinionated answer: For classic project work testers should be co-located to the developers. Even with today's communication facilities like chats and messengers personal contact on a day to day basis is vital for good test results e.g. Common understanding of requirements leads to fewer false positives Nevertheless there is a trend to outsource ...



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