What does it mean to be a technical tester (Introduction (Should we be…
What does it mean to be a technical tester
Push toward being more technical
Lots of testers don't want to go down to management route
Technical is taken to mean automation
Testers have concerns about not being technical enough
Testers i've interviewed / work with talk about wanting to be more technical but almost exclusively talk about automation
Should we be labelling people as 'technical' and 'non technical' ?
At what point is someone 'technical' ? What the minumum skills set ?
Labels can cause feelings of inferiority
What is 'technical enough' ?
Understanding of architecture
Understanding of infrastructure
Docker / containers
Understanding of the code your app or site is written in
Understanding of sql / databases
Understanding of automation
Understanding of API's
You can be a technical exploratory tester!
Using the browser tools
Testing is a technical activity in itself !