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who gets more onsite opportunities, whether Developer or Tester?

 
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Hi all,

I found many of the tester getting more onsite opportunities than developers. Can anyone suggest what would be the reason?

Thanks and Regards,
Vignesh Karthick.
 
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From where did you get this information?
 
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Hello Joe,

Basically, I am a developer. I know this question is ridiculous , but as far as I inquired, my friends and other colleagues were felt the same.
 
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onsite opportunities



Sorry but what is meant by onsite opportunities?
Like working on site a customer's location?
And if so, why would you like to do that?
Most programmers I know dislike that for the travel time, driving in the car for hours.
 
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Like working on site a customer's location?



Yes

Any answer provided here cannot satisfy your question. The opportunities open to you will certainly be different from the opportunities open to the general developer and tester demographic.
 
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A lot of development work is outsourced away from the customers, often to suppliers in other countries. That's one reason why there has been a drop in development jobs in some countries.

But the customers still want to know that the software they've paid for actually works. So although they may not need so many developers, they still need testers to test the software that they are getting back from their suppliers. Often, testing is just a short-term activity for a few months to cover staged deliveries, bug-fixing, re-testing, UAT etc. It is often performed on-site at the customers offices, because this makes communication easier, some tests may require interaction with other systems/user groups, business experts will usually be available, and the customer also wants to be sure that they are getting what they are paying for from their testers as well as from their suppliers.

One problem with this general approach is that customers often discover that their software suppliers do not really understand their business, and nor do the testers they may hire temporarily, and because they've often fired a lot of their own experienced staff, they often have problems communicating their requirements to their suppliers/testers.
 
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