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.


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 - 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.