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According to me these are the fears:

Outsourcing

As some organizations move their in-house testing teams to cheaper offshore services, job security for software testers is perennially a concern. Said one uTester simply enough as to what they fear -- 'the time when my company goes for outsourced testing.'

Getting Lost in Redundancies

It's easy to miss finer details when you're bogged down in something that's familiar or repetitive -- the mind can inevitably wander.

Said one uTester: 'It would probably be missing critical issues while doing repetitive testing tasks (checking) due to lack of focus. So I'm afraid I'll miss an important issue because my mind wandered off thinking about the architecture of Sega's Duck Hunt gun instead of paying attention to what I'm doing while I'm working my way through the manual parts of regression tests.'

Coming Up Short

This was one that came up from a tester newer to software testing that likely would be quelled merely with time and experience. However, it was a valid point nonetheless of a tester that cares about getting the job done right:

'I'm afraid of a situation where I didn't find bugs at all. This is my biggest fear. And, if the client or even my colleagues find some, or worst, many bugs, I know I would blame myself for a while. Now I am more confident, but this fear of not being good enough stays in the corner of my head.'

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