How to remain relevant as a software tester in the testing industry?

21 Feb 2022
How to remain relevant as a software tester in the testing industry?


In a rapidly changing world, where workplace dynamics are shifting and institutions increase the pace of digital transformation to meet demand, what do software testers need to do to get qualified, learn new skills and stay relevant in a competitive jobs market?

Software testing experts and creators of the Rapid Software Testing methodology, James Bach and Michael Bolton, joined Director of Inspired Academy, Bas Dijkstra, as they discussed how to remain relevant as a software tester in a fast-paced, ever-evolving world.

In this hosted panel session, they answered pressing questions from audience members, which included:

  • Is it our responsibility as testers to make sure that all bugs found are resolved?
  • Is ISTQB certification still important?
  • To stay relevant and grow my future in testing, do I need to become skilled in automation?
  • Is automation good for finding bugs, or is it for e2e testing?
  • How do I as a new tester stay relevant in cultivating my testing expertise while applying for jobs?

The panel discussed these and other topics in detail, and are each available to continue the discussion should you wish to engage with them.

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Bas Dijkstra

Director: International Academy

Bas is currently the Director of the Inspired Academy. Before joining, he was active in the test automation field for some 15 years, first as an engineer, but more recently mostly as a trainer and consultant.

He has delivered test automation training to a wide range of companies and conference attendees in the Netherlands as well as globally, to excellent reviews.