I have been in software industry for a long time now. I have seen that experience in Banking Domain(tested banking websites e.g. Axis bank, Yes Bank etc)or Insurance Domain asked separately as a skill set.
I always wonder:
- how testing these websites is different than testing any other complex (non-banking/insurance)website like Gmail, facebook or other nicely coded reputed websites.
- Don't they follow testing methodologies, agile, scrum, write-execute test cases, talking to Dev team, evening morning calls with stake holders, and so so many other things.
I always believed that its testers IQ, experience and Product knowledge (understanding of product) what matters. But some how this thing has come in trend that people put this as separate skill set or study. They put more stress on this keyword Domain Knowledge.
Most of the time it is even difficult to say which domain I am working for. Suppose website I am testing provides job search plus selling professional resume writing tools.
In this case domain is search-engine domain or e-commerce or banking domain or is it 'search-engine cum e-commerce cum banking' domain.