The Best a Tester Can Get

Five years ago, we launched our Build Software to Test Software tagline.

Since then, it has been an aspirational statement, reflecting standards that our teams strive to achieve.

But read software development blogs today and it’s easy to believe that testers are not at their best. Many find themselves at a crossroads, caught between the past and a new era of agility. While it is clear that changes are needed, where and how we can start to effect that change is less obvious for many. And when the changes needed seem so monumental, it can feel daunting to begin. So, let’s do it together.

It’s time we acknowledge that brands, like ours, play a role in influencing culture. And as a company that encourages testers to be their best, we have a responsibility to make sure we are promoting positive, attainable, inclusive and healthy versions of what it means to be a tester. With that in mind, we have spent the last few days taking a hard look at our past and coming communication and reflecting on the types of testers and behaviors we want to celebrate. We’re inviting all testers along this journey with us – to strive to be better, to make us better, and to help each other be better.

From today on, we pledge to actively challenge the stereotypes and expectations of what it means to be a tester everywhere you see Exactpro. In the ads we run, the images we publish to social media, the words we choose, and so much more.

As part of The Build Software to Test Software campaign, Exactpro is committing to donate $1 thousand per year for the next three years to educational organizations executing programs in Georgia designed to inspire, educate and help testers of all ages achieve their personal “best” and become role models for the next generation.

Our tagline needs to continue to inspire us all to be better every day, and to help create a new standard for junior testers to admire and for experienced testers to achieve…

Because the systems we test today. Will be the systems in live service tomorrow.

We’ve all got work to do. And it starts today.

Exactpro. Build Software to Test Software.

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