LondonUnited Kingdom EC2M 1NH
March 30, 2013
The satisfaction of a job well done. If something is worth doing it is worth doing properly and "minimal testing" is always a false economy. The earlier you can identify an issue the cheaper and easier it will be to fix.
Asking "why" is often as important as asking "how" - if you understand something you should be able to explain why a decision was made; and if you don't understand something then you'll understand the bigger picture rather than the mechanics of something.
Working smarter and not harder - particularly more focus on automation and continuous integration.
Networking, and doing something completely different - "speed testing" in an hour is a very different concept to rigorous and structured testing over days, weeks or months.
Tester of 7 years. Currently working for a financial software company in Central London.