“SDET” is becoming a popular job title in many Software Engineering departments. But it’s not always clear what the difference is between an SDET vs. QA tester. Making matters more confusing, some companies use the title differently than others. Does it just mean a QA engineer or automated tester, or is there more to it? Let’s go over the basics.
What Does SDET Stand For?
SDET stands for Software Development Engineer in Test. This clarifies the fact that SDETs are involved in testing. But it still doesn’t explain exactly what they do, or how it differs from “regular” QA testers.
Differences Between SDET vs. QA
All SDETs are performing a type of QA, but not all QA testers are SDETs. Confused? You’re not alone. Sometimes it can be easier to consider what SDETs are not. In this case, we’re talking about manual testers. Continue reading →