The field of software testing has become one of most desirable careers for many individuals who want to start their career in information technology. To be well equipped with the skills and the thought process is a mandate to handle the job, so it’s important to pursue a service provider who specializes in training and skill development.
Most of the individuals who want to start their career in Software Testing are confused about picking and choosing what to learn and what to not learn. So to clarify such kinds of questions we want to write this quick note, to help individuals understand what is required to start your career in Software Testing.
Where do i start my journey to become a Software Tester
Well, there are many sources on the internet where you can learn what software testing is all about. However to get a comprehensive understanding of the subject tagged with real time and practical instances on how, why, where and when these conceptual understandings make a meaningful sense, you probably need guided and a management training provider, to help you thru this journey. (Check our upcoming Software QA Testing Job Placement Programs)
Should i have a computer science education to start a career in Information technology
No its not; When most of us graduate from university programs, 90% of us are not sure what career path we are going to end up; we pursue a choice that suits our personality at that point of time, and ironically most of study something and do something else in life. So don’t let a choice you made at a tender age of 18, dictate what you want or don’t want as your professional career. We have been in the field of Information Technology in Canada for the past 18 years now, and we have observed 100s of talented QA test professionals, who have come from very diverse backgrounds.
Should i be technical, if i choose Software Testing as field of choice
To make a choice to being part of Information Technology, and not being technical is a definite mismatch. But, don’t consider this as a show stopper, this is where the learning curve kicks in, where you need to understand, that technology is an evolving space, and what you learn today is obsolete tomorrow.
So its never too late to learn new technologies and tools and really become an contributing asset towards any project that you will endower on. We at Resolve6 understand this challenge and have tailored our programs with unique skill development methodologies that will help transform aspirants to successful Information technology practitioners.
Is Test Automation enough to land a job ?
Well, first you should realize the fact that, not every job is a test automation job, so the test automation skills that you learn may or may not be used in real time on a project. Having said that, to access a technical capability of a QA tester in an interview, QA test automation interview questions become an obvious choice for an interviewer.
So what we feel is that, if you are pursuing a career in Software Quality assurance, do make the effort to learn both manual testing and test automation. Check out our posts on test automation tools, to get a better idea of what to learn and what not to learn.
Should I learn Test Automation, only for interview purposes ?
Yes and No. If you have a little understanding on SDLC, you may already know that when IT started evolving, most of the preferred method of the development process was traditional.
Very popularly waterfall, and then came the more modern methodologies like Agile, which has become widely accepted and very popular choice for a fast and effect work environment. So is that it, where is the world of IT heading towards.
We are now heading towards a more automated process of both software development and operations, widely referred as DevOps. Now DevOps actually came to light around 5 years ago, so its quite new around the block, and it does make sense, that we are heading into a direction of using the DevOps stack of tools for testing purposes.
Is it expensive to learn Test Automation tools
Most of the test automation tools which fall under the DevOps stack are open source, (Check our post on DevOps for information). These tools are available online and can be downloaded at your convenience on a Windows PC or a MAC OS. However make sure to get a comprehensive training to master these tools.
If you want to keep yourself up to date with these tools, attend our monthly webinars, its free of cost and a good amount of information can be found here.
Finally .. How long does it take to start a career in Software QA Testing
Well, its all drills down to who is training you and what approach kind of approach will be taken in order to get you the job placement. We at Resolve6 have 18 years of experience in helping individuals start their careers in Information technology. We train and work with you, until you get placed !!