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What is career path for Software testing job?

Software testing job

With the infusion of IT in every sector that anyone can name, huge number of job opportunities are created for IT professionals. Quality, being a primary requirement for all software, hiring an exclusive software testing team is a must. It is of significant need, for a software tester, to understand the career path for a software testing job to decide upon it.

As being the monotonous test case executor, several career options have evolved in front the testing community. The software testing job options available in testing tools are enormous. It has functional testing tools, performance testing tools and security testing tools other than the management tools like quality center from micro focus (earlier HP), CQTM from IBM. The demand for niche skills like SOA testers (service oriented architecture), security testers are increasing. We require large skill in automation areas, skills in scripting languages like VB, Java, Perl, shell and python etc. Technical resources should have capabilities to check the automation tools and create the automation framework and the reusable components which are on demand. There is always a good demand for good performance testers who can identify the bottlenecks and give suggestions on tuning techniques.

Specializtions in software testing job career: 

The specialisation  in software testing career are:

  1. Having good domain knowledge: A good knowledge in a domain area of the software application is an added advantage for testing professionals. There are domains like BFSI, Telecom, HealthCare, manufacturing and embedded. There is also a scope of software testing in government sector. It is the era of digital marketing in case of government sector as well.
  2. Automation testing tools knowledge: There is a demand for automation and performance testers. They need well equipped knowledge on validation, creation and enhancement in automation test framework.
  3. Certifications: QAI, ASQ, ISTQB are the certifications that are related to testing tools which are offered by vendors like HP, increases the technical competency of an individual.
  4. Niche areas in testing: There are many websites like sticky minds, QA Forums which offer very good insights into the various testing area facets. The testing areas like SOA testing, security testing are gaining momentum in the testing space.

To pursue the software testing job, apart from strong technical skills, self motivation, pivot, keep pace with new technologies, growth potential, analytical and problem solving skills are required.

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  1. The career path for Software testing job is to have a good knowledge of domain area of software application, be knowledgeable in automation testing tools, have the require certification that is needed and have the niche for testing. You should have good analytical skills.

  2. There are several career options that have evolved in the testing community. Many testing tools are available in the market currently which when learned can provide great opportunities for testers.Having good domain knowledge is an added advantage for the testers.There are domains like BFSI, Telecom, HealthCare, manufacturing and embedded. Automation testers and good performance testers are in huge demand now.Certifications like QAI, ASQ, ISTQB increases the technical competency of an individual.The niche testing areas like SOA testing, security testing are seeing more opportunities in the testing space.Keeping pace with new technologies, analytical and problem solving skills are required to pursue the software testing job.

  3. to get good software testing job includes :
    1. good knowledge & Project experience on domain like – Banking, Financial, E- commerce, Health care etc., also a scope of software testing in government sector.
    2.Good communication skills
    3. Documentation skills & making present.
    4. Fundamental of testing, programming skills like Java, Python.
    5. Automation testing tools knowledge specially -selenium
    6. Passion

  4. There is a tremendous demand for software testing in fields like healthcare, banking, finance, telecomm, Government. The software tester needs strong technical skills, self-motivation, growth potential and analytical and problem solving skills.

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