• We are all Agile Testers

    When I started my first role as a Tester, I didn’t really know much about software testing. My role was titled Business Support Analyst, so for a while I didn’t even realise I was a Tester. The developers were all on a separate floor in the office, and we rarely saw or spoke to them. But as time went on, and I gained more knowledge about testing, I realised that what I was doing was User Acceptance Testing. Then I moved on to another company as a System Tester. We were all on the same floor with the developers this time, but there was still a separation between Developers and…

  • Reflections on Test Bash

    Last week I attended my first Ministry of Test: Test Bash, in Manchester. I’ve followed these conferences for a while on Twitter and through reading blogs from other attendees. So I was really looking forward to attending this one. I signed up for two workshops on day one, and these were followed by the main Test Bash conference on day two, and a new format Test.Bash() conference on day three, which included more technical talks than on day two. Before I get into my thoughts on the week, a few things about me. I’m not overly outgoing. I’m good at faking confidence, I think. I’m often told I’m quietly spoken,…