Four kinds of testers
I have hired 50 or more testers and interviewed hundreds of tester candidates.
The trick is to hire the right tester for the testing job you need done. I have come to appreciate these types of testers:
The Developer Tester. Building up automation is crucial to preventing regressions. The worst kind of bug is a corruption error ( Silent Deadly) and computers are ideally suited to examing thousands of numbers and watching for changes. In my opinion, automated test suites need to be higher quality than the code they are testing. So hire top developers to build up quality automated tests. Automation can be broken up several ways.
This post was part of talks I gave and articles I wrote in 2013 about how to hire testers . Follow this link to find how Testing guru James Bach categorized the testers he has met.