Software testers have a wide variety of career options that are available to them and the role has changed dramatically over the last decade. Testing software is more important than ever for businesses before release because testing can help find bugs in their product or application early on, saving time and money later down the road.
Ms. Mariana Joseph from Techfetch RPO (https://rpo.techfetch.com/), the US-based recruitment process outsourcing services expert shares her views on this , “Testing has evolved into a variety of different levels and types, and specialization in these various types of testing has increased a software tester’s intrinsic value.
Numerous aspiring young people are now considering careers in testing. As previously stated, test engineers can advance to senior test engineers, test leads, and test managers; or they can advance to QA leads and QA managers”.
Numerous testing tools are available. Apart from test management tools like HP’s Quality Center and IBM’s CQTM, a plethora of functional, performance, and security testing tools are available.
Testers in Demand!
There is a high demand for specialized skills such as SOA testers and security testers. Test automation skills, such as scripting in tool languages such as Visual Basic and Java, as well as other scripting languages such as Perl, Shell, and Python, are in short supply.
The demand for technical resources capable of evaluating automation tools, developing automation frameworks, and reusable components is high. Performance testers who are capable of analyzing test results, identifying bottlenecks, and recommending tuning techniques are in high demand.
In the testing industry, specialization is here to stay.
Apart from a thorough understanding of the Software Lifecycle Testing Process, the following are some critical areas in which testing professionals must specialize in order to advance in their careers.
- Automation: Automation and performance testers are in high demand. The ability to script in these tools’ scripting languages is required for test automation success. It is critical to understand how
test automation frameworks are created, validated, and improved.
- Certifications: Organizations such as QAI, ASQ, ISTQB, and others offer testing-related certifications. Clients’ trust in testing professionals increases as a result of these certifications. Certain managerial certifications, such as the CQTM and PMP, aid testers in their career advancement.
Certifications in testing tools provided by vendors such as HP help an individual improve his or her technical competency.
- Domain Knowledge: Testers who understand the application’s domain add value to their work. Domains such as BFSI, Telecom, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Embedded are perpetually active. Each of these areas offers a variety of certifications, which the tester
- Testing Niches – according to industry experts, soa and security testing will gain traction in the testing space. in these fields, a slew of new tools are emerging. as testing professionals, we must be aware of the direction of the industry and keep current on relevant topics.
Maintaining current knowledge is a never-ending process. Numerous websites, including sticky minds and QAForums, provide valuable information on various aspects of the testing industry. I always recommend to my team members that they spend at least two hours per week on these websites to stay current on current events and news. Read More
To succeed in this competitive environment, testing professionals must constantly strive to improve their testing abilities; as the proverb goes, “you must run continuously to stay in the same place.”