Dan Caseley: What do testers even do all day?

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Most organisations that build software employ testers.
• Who are they?
• What do they do all day?
• Could we just automate all of this?
• If this is testing, then what is QA?
• Are testers technical?
• We have many disciplines/specialities of developers… are there differences in testing too?

We’ll discuss this and more, leaving time for questions / dissent / pitchforks.


Dan works for Surevine as a Test Engineer & Test Lead. He’s been a manager, a support engineer, an automator, a coach, and was once a rubbish project manager. He’s an organiser of NottsTest, regular local speaker on testing, and promotes continuous learning.

Loves Star Trek (including Discovery), thought the first Daredevil movie was good, his favourite biscuit is a digestive, prefers Pepsi over Coke, and doesn’t mind that you think he’s a monster.