auticon technologists have unique skills that make them exceptional testers – with the ability to notice patterns, identify anomalies, and focus over extended periods with little mental fatigue. Rather than looking for errors, they intuitively see errors. Bugs don’t stand a chance when our testers apply their unique visual and analytical abilities.
We provide implementation of best practices, tool selection, and strategic guidance around automation and performance testing.
Contact us to discuss adding autistic QA specialists to your team as consultants or contract-to-hire employees. Alternatively, you can engage our expert Project Services team to execute a full testing project.
The world’s most innovative companies are seeing the benefits of adding our autistic technologists to their teams:
Acquisition of domain knowledge and identification of testable requirements through collaboration with respective stakeholders. Creation of test-traceability matrix for determining sufficient test coverage and suitable methodology such as functional or non-functional as well as determining feasibility of test automation.
Deciding on the test strategy for various types of testing and most efficient testing methodologies, including defect management, configuration management, risk management, etc., in close collaboration with product owners and business analysts. Estimating the required test effort, determining roles and responsibilities and planning the use of resources. Evaluation and identification of appropriate testing and defect tracking tools, including planning of potential training in these tools.
Development of test suites with specific test cases and their respective test scripts based on identified test scenarios/user stories, in accordance with the created test plan. Setup of test environment/configuration management, including preparation and creation of test data and manual/automation test scripts. Creation, verification, adaption and approval of test cases.
Execution of test cases and test scripts according to test plan. Capture, review and analyse the test results. Logging, tracking, retesting and closure of defects as these are addressed by the development team.
Autistic adults often have extraordinary cognitive abilities, such as logic, pattern recognition, precision, sustained concentration, and an ability to intuitively spot errors, yet many find it difficult to secure or maintain mainstream employment. While autistic strengths are highly individualized, academic research shows advantages emerge:
auticon’s technologists and clients are supported by our job coaches who ensure that the technologists’ work environments enable them to deliver to their full professional potential. Our talented job coaches promote inclusion and well-being and are integral to making sure our technologists feel supported in their assignments. Most importantly, they provide clients with support and information regarding autism in the workplace and can convey feedback between the client and the technologist.
Our job coaches typically have a background in clinical psychology, performance coaching, managing anxiety disorders, special education, and vocational rehabilitation.