IT students are being skeptical when it comes to the software testing career opportunities. They are scared about the future of software testing career due to some rumors that have been spreading these days. I come across this as there are many students who come to us for software testing training and ask about the future scope of software testing. This is why I have written this piece of article to take out your misgivings.
If I want to say in one line about software testing, then I would say “without testing, software companies are dead.” You can read about it on my next article on it.
Software testing is being a must do task of the software development life cycle. Skipping the software testing is like you have missed to wear helmet while riding, without wearing a helmet, driving a bike is risky. Same way without testing software, launching in the market is risky. Business persons have realized the significance of the software testing and have given equal importance to it as software developing. This is why nowadays software testing is a show-stopper for software applications.
This increased significance of software testing field accelerates the field which has puffed up its level. Software testing is being more advanced which has created various levels and types and specialization. The advancement of software testing has increased the several career options.
What are the career options after completing software testing course? Most frequently asked questions from students. Here, I have depicted the career assortments after completing a software testing course are:
Test engineer -> senior test Engineer – Test lead – test manager
Test engineer -> QA lead – QA manager
If we first look at the career option after completing Software testing, you can initiate your career as a Test Engineer. Test engineer has the responsibility of iron out any bugs in the product/application and report it to software developers and program managers to improve the quality of finished product/application.
After gaining a good experience as a test engineer, you can continue as a senior test engineer, test lead and test manager or you can shift to the QA lead whose responsibility is to establish and evolve formal QA processes and ensuring that company is using industry accepted best practices.
The next step of the QA lead would be QA manager.
SCM analyst -> SCM manager
SCM analyst-> Security tester – IS auditor – IS Manager
A Second option for you after completing software testing training is a Supply Chain Analyst. The job responsibility of the Supply chain analyst is to study the operations which company performs for forecast of customer demand against inventory levels in depth to balance it. To analyze the operations SCM analyst apply modeling and other testing methods and recommend new procedures or processes.
Test Analyst-> senior test analyst – test manager – test center manager
Test Analyst-> Business Analyst
Test Analyst-> Tools Engineer – Tools Architect.
The third option after completing software testing training is Test analyst. As a test analyst is responsible for identifying required test for the product/application, evaluating the overall quality of the product/application, specifying required test data and evaluating the outcome of the each test cycle. Once you gain experience you can continue with a senior test analyst, test manager and test center manager or switch to the business analyst.
The one more choice you can switch as tools engineer who develops tools used by quality assurance and system engineering team. There are many more other tools are security testing tools, performance tools, functional tools which require tools engineer to develop it.
In short, there are many career options after completing software testing training, what you required for better career growth is specialization in any of the following areas apart from the skilled knowledge in software testing.
1. Domain Knowledge in any particular or all areas:
You should possess domain knowledge of various fields like Telecome, health, manufacturing, online shopping, shipping any of. Even you can possess expertise in any particular domain field and get the certification in that. This can add value to your testing career.
2. Automation Testing must know:
Automation testing is a required for every single product testing to perform repeated tasks. To get the expertise in automation testing you need to have skills in scripting language, in addition you should have skilled knowledge of automation framework, that how to create and validate the automation framework.
There are numerous certification courses that offer you training and certificate of specific courses, once you clear an examination conducted by them you can own certificate. This certification adds a value to your CV. TOPS Technologies is one of the best outsourcing and training company who provides Software testing training with 100% job placement guarantee. TOPS Technologies has 22 branches across the India which all are providing software testing training certification course. If you want to add a value to your CV by getting certified in software testing, visit our nearer branch to get more information.
Update your knowledge frequently:
If you want to sustain in the software testing market, you need to keep updated yourself about what are the new tools have launched in the market for testing and how to deal with them. To get updates on software testing, follows some blogs that give updates about software testing. It is like you need to run continuously on trade mill, if you don’t you may fall.