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Software testing stable in a recession

Posted in Software testing by testing in London on December 18, 2008

From Network World

Which jobs are recession-proof? We’ve looked at IT career paths that remain stable even during an economic downturn a few times, most recently in early December. A survey by Jobfox found that software design and development, networking and systems administration, and IT security specialists were among the most recession-proof job titles in the United States. A similar Jobfox survey in July found that database administration, business analysis software implementations, and software testing were also among the most stable careers.

Exam cheating is one of the more interesting topics we’ve covered. Cisco and Microsoft have both employed new technologies and tactics this year in the fight against cheaters. In July we looked at Cisco unveiling new photo identification requirements designed to prevent proxy testing, in which candidates hire others to test tests for them. Cisco also announced a new data forensics program, similar to one employed by Microsoft, which is trying to find cheaters through statistical analysis of their exams.

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