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4 Steps to Alleviate the QA Talent Shortage

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As the broader labor market tightens, workers in the IT sector remain scarce with an unemployment rate of 2.2%.  Along with software developers and security analysts, some of the hardest to find IT workers are QA professionals. Even more scarce is the true unicorn of the IT quality assurance world: the SDET (Software Development Engineer in Test).

A recent Jetbrains survey found that 44% of teams had less than one QA tester per 10 developers. This developer-heavy ratio of testers to developers opens the door for small but costly mistakes to slip through.

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Here are four ways to alleviate the pressure for additional QA skillsets − and ensure the best code gets to market.

Employ test automation, but know its limits

Investing in automation is one way to mitigate talent shortages and take tedious tasks off the plates of busy QA teams. Tests that are repeated multiple times for each build or need to be run across multiple environments are ideal for test automation.

While automation clearly has value, manual testers still need to be part of the process. By bringing intuition and scrutiny to how an app is supposed to work, manual testers can flag flaws that an automated test cannot.

Elevate QA skills

While test automation has enabled faster release cycles, it has also created the need for evolving skill sets that can keep pace with faster output. The rise of the SDET role is the perfect example of evolving expectations and responsibilities.

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Ford, ADT App to Signal Vehicle Owners of Break-ins

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DETROIT, Michigan: Ford Motor Co. and ADT, through a new joint venture called Canopy, are introducing two new vehicle security packages, with the first being for truck and van owners who use their vehicles for business, and the second for SUV and car owners.

The antitheft technology will first enter the market early next year as an accessory sold through Ford, Amazon.com, big box stores and other retailers. It

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Biden: Federal Reserve Should ‘Recalibrate’ Policy As Prices Rise

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WASHINGTON – U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday said it was appropriate for the Federal Reserve to recalibrate the support it provides to the U.S. economy, in light of fast-rising prices and the strength of recovery.

‘Given the strength of our economy and recent price increases, it’s appropriate, as … Fed Chairman [Jerome] Powell has indicated, to recalibrate the support that is now necessary,’ Biden told a

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Sinema, Manchin Prove There’s Still a Long Way to Go

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The Black community owes a debt of gratitude to United States Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin. The dynamic duo have managed, by supporting the filibuster and crippling two major voting rights bills, to remind any of us who had any doubts or historic contextual misunderstandings that Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a day …

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