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What is a good ratio of QA tester to developer?

It depends - is a correct answer on this no right or wrong Test Manager interview question. In my humble opinion, there exist no testing industry standards that cover the ratio of quality assurance testers to developers. In order to provide meaningful answer on the open ended interview question QA manager needs to know specific context. I would expect that the candidate for Test Manager position would ask these questions back:

How good a developers? Do they prefer to throw badly written code over the wall and blame QA testers for missed bugs and features? In this case QA Manager would need to hire more testers.

How much company is going to pay for mistakes discovered by customers? Probably it would be wise to spend more on hiring proper QA team members and save on the future expense of fixing bugs in the production environment.

How is the company budget? Could the company afford to hire additional QA Tester instead of another developer?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

we have one tester for five developers. we need to hire more testers, bce we cannot handle all testing

Anonymous said...

one tester for 5 developers??? man that is a game, quit that job man.

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