Technology evolves very rapidly and the same goes for Software development and Testing technologies. Almost every month we see some new, advanced testing/test management tool getting launched in the market which claims to “Add tremendous value and increase the efficiency off the charts”.
At present there are so many testing tools and options to optimize our QA process but in the heart of each of them lies the Testing. and a Bug-free Product! (Which is impossible even by theory.) In the race of packing more tools in the box just in the name of increasing efficiency/adding value, the actual testing is somewhat left behind which is contrary to the reasons the advanced tools were introduced in the first place.
So new skills are not as important as holding on to the actual essence of testing as long as they are apt for testing the product.
What do you say ?