Monday, February 15, 2010

Article on Test Proficiency

While looking up some LabVIEW details I came across this article about skills a test engineer should have. This dovetails nicely with quite a few blogs I've written. It will make you think.

3 comments:

Able Weis said...

Great article but didn't see any emphasis or mention about certified professionals or certifications. Was searching for various certifications' and was considering QAI's offerings - http://bit.ly/qaistp What are your views on the same.

The Test Engineer said...

Good article, but generic. You have to agree with most of the article as the prescribed attributes for a test engineer could describe just about any engineer today. I don't think that knowledge of RTOSs is a priority over say Verilog or VHDL.

Greg said...

It's been a decade since I did pure software testing, and the QAI certs are not familiar to me. When I did software testing at HP they taught an in-house software testing class that you were expected to take.

I've known plenty of engineers who knew very little, if anything, about programming, RTOS, or distributed systems. What I got out of the article is that test engineers - at least hardware test engineers - need to have a variety of skills, similar to a post I wrote in 2008.