Re: Great for this Engineer
It's about supply and demand. The enormous demand for software means that less competent people must be drawn in. The results are predictable, but unavoidable. The alternative would be a world of high standards (possibly) but almost no software, since that software could be provided only by the few. "Smartphones", for example (if they existed at all), would sport only a few dozen basic and unsatisfying "apps", certified to have been written only by members of the BCS and bought only by those who could afford their high standards.
Of course, there are reasons to insist on high-quality software where safety depends on it. In most cases, it does not. Users prefer the present world of bug-ridden software, filtered by their experience and by the reviews of others. The alternative is a return to the relatively software-free 1970s.
The BCS has been largely ineffective in raising standards generally. Many have never even heard of it.
There is no need for an accountant to be "registered" (nor is anyone's status exalted by writing their job name with a capital letter). Anyone can practise as an accountant in the UK, but must be "chartered" to carry out certain types of work.