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Date: 21 Feb 2016   Posted By: vijay kannan     Group: Computers    Category: Software   

I am a BCom graduate and planning to take software testing as my career. Since I am from a non IT background I have a few queries.
Will I be able to make a career in this field ? What courses and certification should I undertake to get a job in this field ?
Awaiting advice from experts.

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Author: Mahesh    22 Feb 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

You can get the job in software testing. Just make sure you have few certifications to show your interest in the field.

Start by taking formal education in software testing. For example there are online and offline training institutes. You can learn manual and automation testing in those institutes. Most of the online institutes are good for this sort of education too. I suggest you to start with manual testing. Get a job as an intern or any low end job in a testing position. Start from there.

Make sure that after 2 years of manual testing you are going to switch to automation. Because manual testing projects are not regular. So it is upto you to improve on career by taking automation projects or changing the job.

It's not hard to get the job once you have some testing experience. But once you get some experience the best thing to do is work harder to improve your skills.

Author: [Anonymous]    22 Feb 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Yes, you can have a good career in Software testing field even if your are from non-technical field.
You can pursue a short term course related to Software testing. There are many private firm which are providing such certification courses and even with job guarantee. NIIT is among top institutes which provides certification and good job afterwards. They also conduct weekend classes for those who wants to pursue course along with their job or other studies.

Author: Sheo Shankar Jha    23 Feb 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Soft - ware testing jobs are in great demand and what is needed from your end that you must be aware of the important tools required for testing in both the fields - Manual and Automation.
In this field, you may come across innumerable Institutes offering their expertise in this areas. Some of the prominent Institutes in this areas are APTECH, NIIT etc where you can avail of the specialised training in both Manual and Automation. The best recourse would be to start a job in any company offering you assignments and later by being familiar with all the tools for soft - ware testing, you may apply in leading IT companies for your better prospects.

Author: Akshaya Acharya    23 Feb 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

Yes. You can very well take up the job of a software tester.

You can either take up free online course for online testing. There are a number of online tutorials for software testing. Another way would be to join certification courses for software testing in various computer institutions. They are usually 6 month course. Many of the institutions also provide placement opportunities so i would suggest you take up certification course so it wouldn't be difficult to get a job.

Your career progression can go like this
QA Analyst (Fresher) -> Sr. QA Analyst (2-3 year experience)-> QA Team Coordinator (5-6 year experience> ->Test Manager (8-11 experience) -> Senior Test Manager (14+ experience)

There are also different areas in software testing like Automation Testing, Performance Testing, Business Analyst which you can opt for.


Author: [Anonymous]    23 Feb 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Hi friend,

Now a days there is a great demand for a software tester.
If you want to make career in software testing you must have the following skills.They are-

1) Analytical skills is most important part in software testing, it means that breaking a complicated software into small units for easy understanding.

2) A software tester should have good communication skills.

3) A software tester should have good technical knowledge.

Thank you

Author: Karthikeyan    23 Feb 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

Yes, You can very well make software testing as your career.

Below are some of the tips which will help you to get job in software testing field.

1. Join in any testing oriented courses like ISTQB from major institutions like NIIT. Many companies recruits students directly from such institutions.

2. There is big scope for automation testing nowadays. Get certified in automation courses like QTP or Selenium. Getting automation course certificate will increase your chance of getting placed in software testing field.

3. Apply through the career website of top IT Companies. You have good chance of getting selected through interview.

4. Increase your aptitude and communication skills. It will increase your chance of getting selected.

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