Suresh Chandrasekaran

Senior Test Delivery Manager

Credit Suisse


The Dying Art of Testing

In the race for more automation and a drive towards more Agile and DevOps delivery models, have we lost sight of the art of testing, and our real purpose?  What happened to designing great tests using highly honed analysis skills?  Have we focused more on the technology gains to the detriment of the actual ART of testing and being a great analyst?  Are SDET’s going to obliterate the analytical skills that we used to consider so imperative?  Do we even call Testers, Test Analysts anymore, as they were always referred to in the 80’s, 90’s and the 00’s?  In this talk we will explore this question and what we need to do to ensure the ARTof testing remains intact, whilst responding to the technical gains and expectations of our craft.

Suresh Chandrasekaran is a Senior Programme Test Manager/ Head of Test with ~ 20 years of extensive experience in various roles for prestigious Financial Services firms including Credit Suisse, L&G Investment Management, JP Morgan, Barclaycard, Co-operative Bank and Bank of Scotland.  He is quality evangelist who is passionate about providing continuous value adds through leadership, problem solving and enforcing efficiency especially through Automation.  Suresh is currently working as Senior Test Delivery Manager and Automation Practitioner within the Corporate Services Technology organisation at Credit Suisse.