TestCon Europe 2020
Vilnius and Online
Phynd Technologies, USA
Sheekha Singh is currently working as a QA Engineer at Phynd Technologies in Omaha, NE USA. She has been providing expertise in automation testing in the healthcare and banking domain for almost 5+ years. She holds a Master’s degree in MIS. Prior to Phynd Technologies, she worked at D3 Banking and was a part of the team instrumental in developing and testing a cloud based project.
She was also a founder of a non-profit organization in India. Sheekha was a Recipient of Best research paper award in 2016 at 6th annual PKI Capstone conference in Omaha. She has spoken at many conferences in the USA and India. Speaker at MINK (Missouri Iowa Nebraska Kansas) Women in Computing conference, Quality Jam in Atlanta and Test Leadership Congress in NYC.
Testing, aspiring women to explore technology and working for social causes has been her keen area of interest. She is also an avid traveler, reader and a writer.
Millennials and Automation Testing
One interesting and appalling fact is that millennials constitute 40% of the overall workforce today in the U.S.A. Millennials are the driving force for e-commerce changes in the market since they constitute an astonishing 21% of the consumer discretionary purchases. The reason why millennials would be amazing test engineers is for the sole reason that this generation is technology infused. Millennials know what are the latest apps in the market as they might already be using some of it. (Example: Shopping apps, Banking apps, Messaging apps and many more). In the IT industry, especially with the agile-ish shops, millennials would encourage automation due to the following reasons:
● Reduction in post-prod incidents
● Less time consuming
● Intelligent decisions by mitigating risks
● Strategic automation use cases
● Reviews and Insights increase quality.
If you are an agile shop and a software based service or a product company, then millennials would be beneficial and apt for the QA team, because you not only get people who love automation but also a team packed with innovative ideas and energy. Owing to the inquisitive nature of this generation and the next, their thirst for innovative testing will yield efficient results.