And that got us thinking… what other testing animals make up the testing profession zoo?
- Possum testing – Playing dead in the headlights of process. aka pathetic compliance
- Leopard testing – “Leopards are agile and stealthy predators” – Wikipedia. The stealthy tester is well camouflaged and appears possum-like to the untrained eye. But quietly, the leopard is an agile hunter and will do valuable testing unseen and below the radar.
- Peacock testing – A deliberate attempt to wow via a magnificent display of extravagant test cases and scripts
- Meerkat testing: Always sticking your head up and being receptive to new information. First to stand when overhearing a BA talk to a developer and go “wait, what was that?”
- Ostrich testing: Testing with your head in the sand. If it ain’t in the requirements document, I don’t want to know about it. It doesn’t exist until it’s written down.
- Penguin Testing: Testing in a tuxedo. Black Tie testing. Or Formal Testing. 😉
- Blue Whale Tester: Big ‘fish’ but all blubber. Has to stay near the surface lest it gets out of its depth.
- Manatee Tester: Noone really knows what they do or what they are. They just seem to sit there
Have you spotted any other testing animals in the wild?
Author: Aaron Hodder