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WHY BECOME A SOFTWARE TESTER?

Saturday 3rd September 2016
 As a Consultant that speaks to Testers on a daily basis about their  career choices and where they want to go, a question I often ask is  “why did you choose to be a Tester?”

 The answers always differ in some way, but not very many people  say that they chose their studies with the intention of being a Tester  at the end of it, or that they embarked on their job search with  testing first and foremost  in mind as a career choice.

 So testing seems to have a reputation for being that job that people  accidentally fall into and immediately in love  with, but testing is a  thriving market and the demand for Testers is greater than ever without enough candidates to  complement it. So here are some reasons why I think you should choose a career in software testing.
 
SOFTWARE TESTING OFFERS A ROUTE FOR PROGRESSION 
It’s rewarding for many reasons, one of these being because you choose where you want to go. There are various types of testing that you can choose to specialise in, whether that’s manual testing, automation testing, performance testing, or a combination of these. Within these, you might find that you really enjoy database testing, or web testing, or GUI testing, etc. – the list goes on. You may choose to move into more of a leadership role from there on and go down the management route, or you may decide that you’re keen to develop yourself technically and expand on your knowledge of hands-on testing.

Whichever route you choose, there are courses and accreditation's that will help you in these areas and the roles are clearly defined.

THE FIELD OF SOFTWARE TESTING IS EVOLVING, WHICH MEANS YOU CAN BE AS TECHNICAL AS YOU WANT TO BE
Our clients look for Testers from all walks of life, but the demand is ever-increasing for Testers that can code and fulfill roles like Automation Tester, Developer in Test, Performance Tester, Penetration/Security Tester, etc. Picking up a new language and improving on your technical skills is a great achievement, whether that’s .Net, Java or SQL.

SOFTWARE TESTERS ARE VALUABLE IN THE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
And what’s more rewarding than adding value? Testers are crucial to the development of software. They vet the software for defects, which Developers often miss as they don’t have the same eye for detail, and they ensure that the software meets the business and technical requirements. Our clients recognise just how important Testers are and are heavily investing in their test teams, whether that’s providing Automation training or helping towards the costs of testing certifications.

YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH THE LATEST TECHNOLOGIES
You will get your hands on Selenium, Cucumber, and other test tools that are all the rage at the moment. We work with companies that apply the best Agile test processes to testing, that develop cloud-based software, and that make the best efforts to continually improve their testing and test processes with the latest technologies and techniques.

WHY WOULDN'T YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED IN THIS?
We recruit for testing roles at all levels at Amsource with specialist Consultants that cover permanent and contract vacancies. Whether you’re at the point in your career where you’re considering a move, or if you’re looking to get advice on the testing market, availability of roles or CV tips, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Contact Penny for permanent vacancies in the Software Testing market.

Call : 0113 357 0 444 or Click Here


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