da Joel on Software:
“Who should be a tester? That’s tricky! Software testing is one of those careers that isn’t that well known, so a lot of people who would be great at testing and would probably enjoy it a lot never consider applying for jobs as testers.
Signs of a good tester:
- Loves a good puzzle, even the kind that takes days to solve
- Likes to think about things methodically
- Generally likes working with software and computers
[…] Since testing can be taught on the job, but general intelligence can’t, you really need very smart people as testers, even if they don’t have relevant experience. Many of the best testers I’ve worked with didn’t even realize they wanted to be testers until someone offered them the job.”