The norm seem to be that people "stumble into" testing from somewhere else, sometimes almost like a happy accident, and has been hooked ever since.
That was certainly the case for me. Educated as a telecommunications engineer and off to look for my first development job I found myself doing a shorter summer job for a company called UIQ Technology.
My mission was to test doing software development with their SDK and the accompanying documentation only (no communications with the developers in-house).
Later it turned out that the errors and the missing things that I found in the documentation I also got responsible for fixing afterwards.
But shortly thereafter I saw an internal job opening where the system test department looked for a developer to the test automation effort... and the rest is history.
So I am really curious, since most of my readers have some association or another to software testing, and most make a living working with test, I wan't to know:
"How did You get into test in the first place?"
Leave a comment, I'm really curious in finding out how people get started with testing.
Update1: Thanks to Jesper L Ottossen (@jlottosen) for pointing to this earlier Eurostar blog post on the same topic!