Thursday, March 08, 2007

one good thing about the term "QA"

Most serious software testers of my acquaintance object to the term "Quality Assurance". There are any number of specific objections to the term, but the general objection is that competent software testing goes far beyond the definition of Quality Assurance.

However, searching for jobs online is a heck of a lot easier using the string "QA".

1 comment:

Scott Duncan said...

Well...yes...because testing is more properly termed quality "control," not "assurance." The mixture of these two ideas into the idea of QA as a testing organization, causes no end of confusion oin software as opposed to other disciplines where the two are very distinct.