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Tester Motivation – the results of a 600 tester survey

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The results of a motivation survey of over 600 testers are presented in this webinar.  The study separated out the survey respondents into six distinct testing roles: Developer/Tester, Test Analyst, Test Lead, Test Manager, Test Consultant and Head of Testing.  The factors and job characteristics that affect testers in each of the roles are compared and contrasted, as are the range of activities they perform.  It is clear from the results that different roles are best motivated by different factors and job characteristics, and, for some factors, something that motivates testers in one role demotivates testers in another.  The effects on motivation of education, professional qualifications, experience levels, salary, and outside interests for each of these different roles are also reported.

Key Takeaways:

• Increase your team’s productivity by learning a smarter way of motivating your testers
• Identify areas that will make you more motivated in your job as a tester or test manager
• Learn how testers in different roles are motivated by quite different factors

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Stuart Reid (Testing Solutions Group, UK)

Stuart Reid is Chief Technology Officer at Testing Solutions Group.  He has 30 years’ experience in the IT industry, working in development, testing and education.  Application areas range from safety-critical to financial and media.  Stuart also supports the worldwide testing community in a number of roles.  He is convener of the ISO Software Testing Working Group, which is developing the new ISO 29119 Software Testing set of standards and is the software testing representative at BSI.  He chairs the BCS Specialist Group in Software Testing and founded ISTQB to promote software testing qualifications on a global scale.

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