Today many people are opting for Software Testing as a career. While choosing Software Testing as a career you will come across following questions.
Should I opt for Software testing?
How to switch from other domain to Software testing?
What is the career graph in Software Testing?
What training one should take for Software Testing?
Which training institute to join for Software testing?
Common Myths Of Software Testing.
Now lets begin by answering each of these question one by one.
Q. Should I opt for Software testing?
A. Before answering this question you should understand what Software testing is about.Software Testing is a process wherein we check our computer system /program whether it meets the specified requirements and produces the desired results. In process, you identify bugs in software product/project. In past few years, Software Testing has become an extremely good career choice in terms of professional growth, learning experience and income. Software Testers can be from any background i.e, freshers, experienced, MS,PHDs but Most of them will be engineers or computer professionals. Software testing area varies from domain to domain and company to company. It is really helpful if have knowledge about your domain, some testing tools, automation or if you are certified in ISTQB or in some tools. You will be required some basic skill set to be a software tester.
Strong technical skill. Knowledge of programming is an add-on.
Strong communication skill both verbal and non-verbal.
Being positive towards your work i.e, Attitude.
How passionate you are
How keen you are to learn
Ofcourse one can opt for this field as there is lot of scope, many projects are there,
good salary, career growth and many more.
Q. How to switch from other domain to Software testing?
A. It is better to acquire basic knowledge of Manual testing first. Then you can start with automation by learning some tools like QTP, Selenium. If you are having programming skill it will help you in learning Automation testing. You can join some training institute for the same.
Q. What is the career graph in Software Testing?
Senior QA Engineer
Senior QA Lead
Senior Test Manager
It is ok to start with manual testing but with time you should learn automation testing.
As Automation testing is the mainstream of this industry now.
Q. What training one should take for Software Testing?
A. First one should start with the fundamentals or basics of software testing. Then you can proceed with Automation(QTP, IBM Rational Robot, Selenium, Windmill etc.) or Performance testing tools(Load Runner, WEBLoad). After this you can go for ISTQB certification
Common Myths Of Software Testing
1. As a career it pays less than developers: As a matter of fact they are paid as par with other software professionals.
2. Software Testing is boring. But in reality it will test all the nerves as you need to understand the business requirement and draft the test cases.