Software testing jobs are involved with conducting trials of newly developed software for industries ranging from software publishers to video game developers to financial institutions and medical research companies. Testers work with software development teams to detect bugs and performance issues before a product reaches the consumer. Software testers have the freedom to work as independent contractors too.
A job in testing basically requires an associate degree in electronics technology or a related field. International certifications like ISTQB, CSTE, PMP and domain certifications like LOMA, AICPCU, NCFM, AHM helps gain more opportunities than others. There are some prestigious institutes and organizations like International Institute for Software Testing (IIST) and The American Society for Quality which offer certification as a Certified Quality Improvement Associate also known as a CQIA.
Alternative careers for a tester would be as a Computer Programmer, web developer, QA Analyst, Sr.QA Analyst, QA team coordinator, Test manager, Sr. Test manager. Prospective tester can pursue automation testing, performance testing and business analysis for a bright career path.
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