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How to Start Career in Software Testing?

Published on 02 August 18
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Software testing is basically an inspection of the software directed to furnish the investors with information about the idea of the product that is under scrutiny. It is a test that checks the execution of an application for the purpose of finding bugs in the software. It can also be thought of as a process to verify whether the programmed application meets expectations, both business and technical. That means that this is a means to ensure that the product works as expected. It includes the execution of a product segment or framework part to assess at least one property of interest.

To become a software tester, an individual needs a set of skills that are both technical and nontechnical. Some of the nontechnical skills include:

  • Analytic skills: Sharp analytical skills help a tester break the complicated code and understand it better.

  • Communication skills: Dealing with your clients require good verbal skills to communicate and understand better.

  • Good time management and organization: a tester should have a good handle on time management to be able to work with deadlines without causing stress and managing workload.

  • Passion: to excel in any job, you need to be passionate about what you do.

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The technical skills any software tester requires are the following:
  • Basic knowledge of SQL

  • Linux commands

  • Hands on experience of the test management tool

  • Defect tracking tool

  • Automation tool

  • Selenium

  • Jmeter

  • Test link

How to Gain Preliminary Experience in Software Testing?
You can keep working as a freelancer for clients in the meanwhile. This helps you gain experience and knowledge that will help not only with your testing but also with your job application for a reputed position. Once you have worked upon improving your skills, it is time to start working.
Get Certified
Getting a certification is an optional but recommended step to getting jobs easily. There are a lot many certification courses that exist in the field of software testing. A few of these are: Certified Associate in Software Testing (CAST) offered by the International Software Certifications Board, Certified Manager of Software Testing (CMST) offered by the International Software Certifications Board, Certified Software Tester (CSTE) offered by the International Software Certifications Board, iSQI Certified Agile Tester (CAT) offered by the International Software Quality Institute, TQB Certified Tester, Advanced Level (CTAL) offered by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board, and the ISTQB Certified Tester, Foundation Level (CTFL) offered by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board.
How to land a Job in Software Testing?

When you apply to a company for a post as a software tester, make sure to have an attractive cover letter and resume. Along with that, try to get recommendations from your known associates and previous clientele. This serves as a bonus to your attractive resume and helps you land a respectable job. Your future progress in this career changes as you gain experience but it is better to start good and keep gaining brownie points over the years with your company.

Software testing requires a particular skill set that needs a very logical mind and a good grasp of those skills. The more effectively you practice those skills, the easier it becomes for you to succeed in this field of software testing.
Software testing is basically an inspection of the software directed to furnish the investors with information about the idea of the product that is under scrutiny. It is a test that checks the execution of an application for the purpose of finding bugs in the software. It can also be thought of as a process to verify whether the programmed application meets expectations, both business and technical. That means that this is a means to ensure that the product works as expected. It includes the execution of a product segment or framework part to assess at least one property of interest.

To become a software tester, an individual needs a set of skills that are both technical and nontechnical. Some of the nontechnical skills include:

  • Analytic skills: Sharp analytical skills help a tester break the complicated code and understand it better.

  • Communication skills: Dealing with your clients require good verbal skills to communicate and understand better.

  • Good time management and organization: a tester should have a good handle on time management to be able to work with deadlines without causing stress and managing workload.

  • Passion: to excel in any job, you need to be passionate about what you do.



How to Start Career in Software Testing? - Image 1

The technical skills any software tester requires are the following:

  • Basic knowledge of SQL

  • Linux commands

  • Hands on experience of the test management tool

  • Defect tracking tool

  • Automation tool

  • Selenium

  • Jmeter

  • Test link



How to Gain Preliminary Experience in Software Testing?

You can keep working as a freelancer for clients in the meanwhile. This helps you gain experience and knowledge that will help not only with your testing but also with your job application for a reputed position. Once you have worked upon improving your skills, it is time to start working.

Get Certified

Getting a certification is an optional but recommended step to getting jobs easily. There are a lot many certification courses that exist in the field of software testing. A few of these are: Certified Associate in Software Testing (CAST) offered by the International Software Certifications Board, Certified Manager of Software Testing (CMST) offered by the International Software Certifications Board, Certified Software Tester (CSTE) offered by the International Software Certifications Board, iSQI Certified Agile Tester (CAT) offered by the International Software Quality Institute, TQB Certified Tester, Advanced Level (CTAL) offered by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board, and the ISTQB Certified Tester, Foundation Level (CTFL) offered by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board.

How to land a Job in Software Testing?

When you apply to a company for a post as a software tester, make sure to have an attractive cover letter and resume. Along with that, try to get recommendations from your known associates and previous clientele. This serves as a bonus to your attractive resume and helps you land a respectable job. Your future progress in this career changes as you gain experience but it is better to start good and keep gaining brownie points over the years with your company.

Software testing requires a particular skill set that needs a very logical mind and a good grasp of those skills. The more effectively you practice those skills, the easier it becomes for you to succeed in this field of software testing.

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