What daily tasks do you perform as a software tester? Does your work include writing test plans, bug reports and automated scripts, communicating with developers, manual testing and analyzing automated tool results?
I've done a little research and came up with two links that offer some insight in this $34B industry!
http://www.thinksys.com/blog/software-testing-trends-that-will-rock-2016/, which says that "the role of Automation is to support the testers and not to replace them. " That article also states that "Nelson Hall predicts that by 2017, the software testing market size will be $34 Billion." And https://www.quora.com/What-is-latest-technology-trends-in-Software-testing, which mentions: "Independent Software testing (trending): With increased focus on QA, many businesses are relying on specialist QA organizations to provide testing services. This is largely due to the expertise that specialist QA organizations bring to the table, including TCoE capability. Hence partnering with them helps the business to circumvent the pain of finding skilled QA resources and setting up a mature QA, both in terms of process and technology."
Previous conferences of Star West and the agile methodology in general have accepted the concept that testers and programmers are both subsets of the developer category. Is this still the accepted definition or are programmers the only team members that are considered developers.
With Technology disruptions happening in fast pace, testing gets embeded as part of the development and testing as a phase may not exist, so what is the futuer of testing professionals after 10 years from now. What is the future ?