Why software testing is often viewed as low-grade when comparing with software development?Report
I recently had an interesting discussion in Quora on the same topic.
Why software testing is often viewed as low-grade when comparing with software development?
There are a few answers for the questions but the most interesting one to me is:
"Because it is easier to find problems than to solve problems. I worked as a software tester for close to 7 years and now work as developer.
There are two types of testing: manual and automation. Manual testers are least paid as they don't solve any technical challenges and simply use the application for various business scenarios and report if there are bugs."
The discussion thread is a little bit long, so I could share the whole discussion here.
As a tester for several years, I don't see software testing as low-grade in comparison to software development. However, in general view, I agree that software testing is often viewed as low-grade.