The typical paths for Testers often lead into Management, Program or Project Management (or PM/PO), Business Analyst, or even Development. These are typical growth paths in a lot of companies that want to make sure they keep on solid employees doing great work.
Likewise, people ask, what are your career aspirations for software testing?
6 career ideas for software QA professionals
- Product manager. …
- DevOps roles. …
- Customer experience leader. …
- Enterprise architect. …
- IT management. …
- Quality engineering and strategy. …
- Beyond QA: How to get there from here.
Then, what are the opportunities in software testing?
As a Careers in Software Testing, anyone can consider the following job roles:
- QA Analyst/Trainee Tester(Fresher)
- QA Analyst/Software Tester (1-3 years’ experience)
- QA Analyst (3-5 years’ experience)
- Software Test Engineer(3-5 years’ experience)
- QA Team Coordinator(5-6 years’ experience)
What is a career development plan?
A Career Development Plan is a written list of the short and long-term goals that employees have pertaining to their current and future jobs, and a planned sequence of formal and informal experiences to assist the employees in achieving their goals. These goals should be linked to each person’s strengths and potential.
The main goal of a software tester is to assess the quality of product and providing the real picture to the stakeholders. Most of the time, the management is not interested in what and how many numbers of bugs you had reported. They are interested in knowing whether the product is deliverable or not.
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- To prove myself as a better tester than yesterday.
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The goal of system testing is to minimize the risks associated with the behavior of the system in a particular environment. For this, testers use the environment as close as possible to the one where a product will be installed after the release.
Answer by John L. Miller, PhD, Software Developer at Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Oracle for 25 years, on Quora: Software testing is different from software development, not easier.
In general yes, software testing is easier than software development. For developing a software there are many processes involved like requirement gathering, analysis, design , software implementation and development. Software testing is generally taken up from the end user perspective.
Also, they have a good understanding of the product as a system and how it works. It helps them in testing the product end to end more effectively. A tester can become a good Scrum Master if he/she is willing to acquire more of the skillsets of a Scrum Master like Coaching, Facilitation, etc.