Basic introduction to software engineering concepts
Build a career in STQA that will help you solve software problems, manage risks, and improve quality throughout all phases of the software development lifecycle
Here are few reasons why you should think about pursuing a software testing career.
- It’s challenging – Testing is not easy — there are constantly puzzles and problems to solve. The job will likely bring something new every day. If you prefer a boring job where you don’t have to think too much then don’t pursue a software testing career. But if you want a job that keeps you on your toes, anyone will tell you that testing is a really great choice.
- It’s important – Testers don’t always get enough recognition for the work they do, but we’d be lost without them. As a tester, you’re advocating the end user and making sure that they’re being delivered a quality product. Without someone to find bugs before software is delivered, many businesses would be suffering from poor reputations and unloyal customer bases.
- It’s creative – You have to get a little innovative when testing. The process isn’t going to be spelled out for you — in fact, it takes a little detective work. By acting as the end-user, you’re the one who has to get creative when thinking of places there may be inconsistencies.
- It’s in demand – If you want a high growth, high paying career, QA is the way to go. As a software tester, you’ll always be needed and will find no lack of leading companies trying their hardest to recruit you, and there are constantly opportunities to grow in your career to reach a managerial level.
- There are many paths – Every company that uses software needs software testers, which is to say, pretty much everyone needs software testers. Testers are valuable in basically any industry, from healthcare to retail to video games. Additionally, you can choose whether you want to go into manual testing, automated testing, performance testing, etc.
- It’s a specialized skill – Despite misconception, not anyone can test. Most testers start in a similar field and find themselves being drawn to the role, but it requires in-depth knowledge of UI/UX design and development patterns and practices, as well as analytical and communication skills. Not everyone will find that they have what it takes to be a tester, but those who find it’s their calling are sure to fall in love with it.
- It’s rewarding – You’re essentially helping your company build a better product. If you take pride in your work and these people you work for, then testing is an exceptional way to make a measurable difference in your organization’s goals, objectives, and bottom lines. In fact, you’ll probably see your impact every day on the job.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner Quality Assurance Engineers