I have 10 years experience in automated testing and have watched with dismay as our qa jobs go overseas to the lowest bidder. I also have noticed that these same 'low bidders' spend a lot of time on these forums learning how to do our job once they get the contract and we seem to be too quick to help out. Some of the questions asked make you realize these guys are clueless when it comes to automated testing. Maybe it's just 'sour grapes' on my part... Anyone feel the same way??
I, for one, welcome our new Russian outsourcing overlords. Oh, wait. This isn't slashdot. Being the single guy that I am, if outsourcing hinders my career, I'll be one of the guys moving to Asia or E. Europe. We've already had a few Russian programmers in our office learning about our product so that they can update some of the back-end code. In my situation, I consider the outsourcing trend to be a great career opportunity. I'd love to move around and "see the world". It's basic evolution. Survive and adapt or face extinction.