My employer (a large government organization) recently put out a ppt to the org regarding career streams. Reading the doc, I encountered the term “Functional Business Tester.” The term was new to me especially since I’ve been in this business almost 20 years and in that department for the last 12 years. So, I googled it. Got 11 links back. 3 returns spelt just as I entered and the remaining with a “/” between functional and business.
Needless to say, none of these responses answered question or provided a definition. So now I’m asking you my brethren, can you define this term for me. I ask cause if you’ve ever worked in a government department or consultant to the government you then realize how those in positions of authority will shape, twist, turn and attempt to rationalize terms to their needs without asking the subject matter oracles.
So to the oracles of the testing communities, I humbly ask only this one question “What is Functional Business Testing.”
According to Wikipedia: "Business test cases are the cases which state the behavior of any software system with regard to any business flow situation."
So it would appear that the Government, in all its infinite wisdom has decided that FBT is a nifty acronym for User Acceptance Testing. Since anyone involved in QA already knows what UAT is.