Now these are the words of a True Tester!
Even while latest poles show testing is taking over 25% of overall IT budget and growing, we still face this low esteem which also affects our salaries.
Anyone saying developing a SW based on requirements requires more talent than trying to figure out what system engineers might have missed in these requirements, or where developers might have unintentionally failed -Is probably wrong.
Still we have yet to overcome our biggest challange -How to encourage people to follow this path, even before deciding what they will major on.
I believe that’s the key for a real change in our profession.