How do I start a career in QA testing?

How do I start a career in QA testing?

I currently am in High School and am a junior in my first year.

I'm interested in QA testing because there's no jobs in it, or I know of, and I'd like to know how to start. Also, does anyone know where I could go to get more info about it?

2 Answers.
QA testing is very challenging. To work in the field of QA, you should have a background in computer science and experience in software engineering. You can gain this background by obtaining an undergraduate degree. You can start learning the required skills by attending an online course offered at Coursera. These are some of the courses available on this platform:

The other thing that can really help you in QA field is to get a master's degree. One course that you can take is Master of Science in Software Engineering (MSEE), offered at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This program has flexible starting time and also covers theory that you need to learn for QA testing.

Hi, Thanks for your post. I started out as a junior this semester and this summer I have a job in an IT department. From what I have read online they usually go through recruiters. For that reason I would just stick with getting a resume and applying through the appropriate channels

Ladon May 20 '12 at 13:30. You need a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering. If you don't have one yet, get it now! After you get that, you can take a certificate in Computer Security or Networking at an university if you want.

After that, you can apply for the certification offered by the QA Society. If you can get good grades, you will probably be fine and can start working in QA almost immediately.

This is pretty much it. You need at least a Bachelor's in computer science or software engineering and then become certified in QA and you're set. I wish I had a better job when I was in school. Good luck!

You need to do three things to get into a qa job. You need a bachelor's degree information technology. Most colleges teach information technology majors either software development, networking, security, web design, or something similar. Go through the QA society. There are certifications and diplomas for software testing. 3.

Can you do QA testing without a degree?

QA (Quality Assurance) Testing isn't an exact science, but you do need to have a background in IT, as well as understanding of the technology, it's development, and the application you are testing. While your degree will allow you to obtain a higher salary, it won't guarantee you the job you desire. But, don't be disheartened. It is possible to obtain a QA position without a degree, and here are some of the benefits you will gain:

A good job history. The majority of employers require a degree for any QA position. However, if you have good references, as well as good quality testing results and documentation, you can be considered for the role. It may take time, but if you are persistent and demonstrate skills, it is possible to be offered a position without a degree.

A QA role is an excellent opportunity to learn new technologies. If you have a background in IT, you will already know the basics of how to test applications and websites. But, if you have no experience in testing, you will need to learn this new skill. This will help you to become more efficient when you start working on QIt will also help you to understand what is being tested, how it is being tested, and what the findings are. These skills are essential for an entry-level QA role.

Passion for technology. It is not just a job, it is a career. You will be developing your skills, learning new technologies, and you will be working with the latest versions of software and websites. As a QA tester, you will be part of the development team, and you will be working on what they develop, so you need to have a strong interest in technology. If you have passion for this field, you will enjoy your QA role and you will want to learn more.

As a QA tester, you can see technology in action. As a QA tester, you will be working on software, websites, and apps, and you will be testing the functionality of these products. Your testing is very detailed and you will be working closely with developers and other members of the IT team. You will need to be able to think critically and think like a developer, so you need to be able to use your skills in problem solving.

Is a QA tester an entry level?

I have been working as a web-application developer, mostly on LAMP stacks.

Recently, due to some personal financial problems and to pursue a hobby, I have decided to start developing my entry to QA position.

I am not new to Linux nor to development. I have programmed my way out of a C class for my High-school graduation. I understand OOP and some other stuff from Computer Science. I would not say that I am a professional in any field, but I have spent some time with Linux and Python. So, what do you think I can do for your company? Please help me.

Thanks! The reason QA testers are called so is they are the bridge between what the programmers are creating (in that case "tests" are how programmers test programs to make sure they are as reliable as possible). However, the QA team does much more than just code testing, which I have talked about a number of times here, there, and everywhere, it's too extensive a topic to write about here.

The entry level of QA is the person who creates test plans for the software based on the needs of the people developing the software. For larger companies it is fairly easy to get hired to fill these roles. However, it is far easier to create what I call a test plan and then ask that they be tested than to create a QA team.

You have mentioned that you had already been in the field doing web application development but, while we can do without knowing, there may be a problem trying to land a software job in the near term where doing QA is also a skill. Even if someone like you did very well getting into programming without any experience with a testing position, it will be easier getting started in programming than it would to begin building up test strategies because there are no companies in need of QA testing at the moment.

If your goal is to have your entry position at something, like QA software, is to work in a software company as a developer then don't worry, you don't need QA test experience. If your real goal is to learn something that you can use to help those creating the software do their work a little bit better, like QA testing, then this could be a long term goal.

How to start QA testing with no experience?

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I'd say it's a good idea to learn how to design and build your own webpages and. Web-apps. That way, when you start developing new websites, you already have a good background in web-programming and can quickly start working with your. Customers. If that's too much of a hassle, start with smaller projects, say 5 pages or. Whatever. Don't try to build something you've never done before. I've read of stories about people testing their own website and getting a couple of weeks later a. Notice from Google saying "Hey, you need to fix a bug. Can we have the source code?

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