Blizzard-Albany QA Unionizes

Zeze

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Mar 4, 2011
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Good.

I had to do a cost cutting for one of my project at work. We decided to entirely skip the regression suite and just run the targeted scenarios. This cut out QA time by 70% and 7weeks.

On the dashboard, I deleted the QA effort by 70%. They don't make the rates available to employees for obvious reasons, but when you're running a project, it's not hard to do basic math. After cutting 7 weeks of work, the cost was barely $5-6K.

I think QA made like $20-25/hr and that's before the vendor cut. I think actual testers take home about $12-15/hr.

Granted it's offshore (India), but that's crazy paying so little testing an enterprise system of a major company.

I saw it with my own eyes to stay the hell away from QA as a career choice. You make nothing, especially when your peer developers, product owners, delivery manangers, and even scrum master make more money.
 
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