Factors Influencing the Choice of a Career in Software Testing among Norwegian Students

Anca Deak, Tor Stålhane, and Daniela Cruzes


Software testing, Testers, Career, Education


There is an identified need of software testers in the industry with the required number of testers being expected to increase, yet the future candidates looking for positions in software industry tend to lean towards software development coding rather than software testing. In the same time, there is a gap between the education and industry needs with graduating students not being fully prepared or having the required skills when entering the testing industry. In addition to these factors, we noticed a reluctance towards this professional choice among students. In this paper we look into the elements influencing the students when making a career choice in the direction of software testing.

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