The Tester is Dead, Long Live the Tester [Video]

Jonas Hermansson, a testing industry vet and founder of the Swedish community site, was one of the great presenters at MeetUI 2013, SoapUI's first ever user conference held in Stockholm on May 23.

He had an interesting session in which he argued that testers who do not have deep technical knowledge of their business will lose their jobs in the near future. Modern testers in the modern world, he argues, need to have an understanding of both the business and technology they use and deliver in order to become an irreplaceable linchpin in the machinery. Apart from performing tests, Jonas states that a tester’s responsibility and purpose also includes coaching the whole team to take responsibility for test work.

Over the next couple of weeks, we'll be publishing all of the presentations from MeetUI 2013, including a presentation from Kristian Karl of Spotify and a panel discussion entitled, "Using Tools or Being Tools." We hope you are able to take something from each of these presentations and we are excited at the possibility of hosting more user conferences in the future.

So, without further ado, here is "The Tester is Dead, Long Live the Tester" as presented by Jonas Hermansson:

Click here to view Jonas's Slideshare presentation.

About the presenter:

Currently a test geek at Claremont and founder of, Jonas began working with quality assurance and testing in 1994 He specializes in testing organization, process and test tools. He has worked as a test manager, teacher, and mentor and in requirements and tool procurement. Jonas is also a member of the Board of SAST and the DSDM Consortium.

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