“Hire Diverse Testers Initiative” Calls For Companies To Fill Software Testing Roles With Qualified BIPOC Candidates

The Hire Diverse Testers Initiative, brainchild of QualityWorks’ Consulting Group, an LA-Based Software Firm, is  dedicated to addressing the tech “pipeline problem” by identifying, upskilling and placing diverse candidates in testing jobs. Through the first bootcamp program, the Hire Diverse Testers project has created a team of talented and diverse individuals ready to put their newfound testing skills to work with a makeup of over 80% Black, 75% women and 12% Latinx testers. QualityWorks is now calling for companies to actively participate in the diversification of  tech by filling their software testing roles with candidates from the program.

In August of 2020, QualityWorks launched a software testing program in an effort to help close the testing skills gaps and increase representation and diversity in the technology industry. The decision to create the program was ignited by the increasing number of trained professionals being laid off due to the economic impact of the pandemic. The call for applicants from the BIPOC community  attracted close to 200 university-trained professionals with up to 10 years of valuable professional experience in industries such as  Banking and Finance, IT Support, Media and Entertainment, Engineering and Computer.  Through rigorous screening, the top candidates were selected and have undergone an intensive bootcamp to build fundamental and practical skills in testing.

The initiative promises to provide project ready testers that have not only built core testing skills but also the fundamentals of agile, communication, collaboration.  Candidates will also receive 6 months of customized technical mentorship by senior testers to meet the specific project needs of each company that joins the initiative. This eliminates the hassle of onboarding and significantly reduces the headache and high costs of a lengthy recruitment process. 

Interested recruiters and companies may email sales@qualityworkscg.com or sign up to learn more.

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