The Journey into Software Testing with Clint Hill and Ross Coetzee

00:00 / 00:00


Clint Hill & Ross Coetzee

The Journey into Software Testing

Clint Hill, QA Practice Lead, and Automation QA Ross Coetzee talk about the journey into testing in our latest Agile CTO podcast.
They delve into their journey towards testing. Spoiler alert! They both stumbled into it by chance.

The Agile CTO on Testing

For Ross, it was automation from day one. He loved problem-solving and programming, so a career in software development seemed natural.
He started in junior roles, interning and accepting any job to get in the industry. His goal was to learn everything he could from the people around him. He eventually moved into team lead and mentorship roles before landing in Automation QA.
Clint admits his journey to testing has been an interesting one.
He started in support roles but noticed similarities in support and testing. Today, 12 years later, he is championing quality assurance as Haefele Software’s Practice Lead.
The moral of the story?
Try as many things as possible.
Be open-minded.
Be curious.
Find what you’re naturally good at and work out where that middle ground is.
Your job is something you’ll be doing for a long time, so you’ve got to enjoy the hammer that you’re swinging.

Key Insights

Testing the Waters

For both Clint and Ross, testing wasn’t on their radar until later in their career. In fact, they both stumbled into it by chance. Clint and Ross will deep dive into their journeys into testing.

The Role of Testing, Decoded

Functional vs Automation testing? While Clint spent most of his time in the functional space, Ross was all about automation. We'll unpack both sides to the story in this episode!

Episode Highlights

  • “I guess I enjoy building stuff, but also breaking stuff, right? And I suppose even being in a support role, which is sort of unrelated, it's the same. But if you think about it, those skills definitely help you because you kind of understand where things go wrong.” — Ross Coetzee

More podcasts

20 / 09 / 2022

60 min

Keeping up with Coach Karina – Karina Bognon

With almost two decades of experience, Karina BOGNON has helped 1000s of individuals with professional and life… ...

20 / 09 / 2022

60 min

CEO of Payu with Karen Nadasen

We had the pleasure of chatting to Karen Nadasen, CEO of PayU, in the… ...

19 / 08 / 2022

40 min

Navigating a data-driven digital world with Dael Williamson

We’ve heard of data warehouses, but what about data lake houses? It’s the merger of the minds in the latest… ...
View all Podcasts
We use cookies on our website to give you the most relevant experience by remembering your preferences and repeat visits. By clicking “Accept”, you consent to the use of ALL the cookies.
Privacy Overview

This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Out of these, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website.

These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. But opting out of some of these cookies may affect your browsing experience.


Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.


Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.