Collective Noun for Testers?

The other day I tweeted a picture of our test team testing together as a group (for the first time) in our new test lab.


I asked “What do you call a collection of testers in a test lab?”

Some interesting responses below. Are we heading towards a collective noun for testers? No doubt someone’s done a collective noun post before 🙂


Stephen Newton @SteveAN01 – a play group. Or an informative.

@paul_gerrard – A “Newsroom of testers”

AQtime @aqtimepro – An argument waiting to happen.

George Dinwiddie @gdinwiddie – an exploration?

Darren Hails @rw_testing – correctly located!

mubbashir @mubbashir – Breaking Bad 😉

James Salt @saltpy – happy 🙂

Mark Keats @mkeats – A crash of testers.

neill mccarthy @MccarthyNeill – a curious of…?

Amy Phillips @ItJustBroke – Dangerous

James Lyndsay @workroomprds – an expedition


Thanks to all who responded.

3 thoughts on “Collective Noun for Testers?

  1. I remember dicussing this at work a few years ago. It depends on your perspective. From our side, we settled on ‘Assurance’. From the Dev side, we settled on ‘Impediment’.

    There are a few more here:

  2. I’ve come up with an “edifice” of testers.

    Edifice, n.
    1. a large, imposing building.
    2. a complex system of beliefs.

  3. Haha, I actually like to think of groups of testers as a ‘gaggle’. To me we are very similar to geese – great teams who always look out for one another but often seen as threatening to the outsider. Often noisy. 🙂

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