Recently our article “Manual Testing Is NOT Dead, But Manual Testers Are!” got major traction on social channels and triggered a debate in the Testing community. Some say “I have been doing Manual Testing since a decade now, and I am alive” while others approve of the title. Whatever be the debate (or discussion), Manual testers are finding it really tough to cut through the current jobs market. Want a proof? Try an experiment by analyzing the humongous response to a job opportunity posted for Manual Testers with 3-8 years of experience. How to move forward in Software Testing career?
Though the aspiration for being a successful IT professional is strong, we assume that the word ‘IT professional’ is synonymous with ‘Developer’. When a testing opportunity presents itself, there are many doubts in our minds and we often wonder if it’s the right career move or not. While being a developer is great and has immense potential, it should not be concluded that being a tester means the exact opposite. Let’s explore the reasons behind the perception – Software Testing is inferior to Development,
The overwhelming evolution of the software testing industry is forcing testers to continuously strive to upgrade their skills. In the last couple of years, software testers have seen the writing on the wall: as test operations grow increasingly automated, scripting skills are essential to grow your career in Software Testing. Automation testing is the new ‘necessary’ trade you at least need to know about. Software testers with manual testing skills alone won’t cut it in today’s job market. It all started with Manual Testers, but as the supply grew (it’s really crowded now) the industry needed some measure of Tester’s capability apart from Manual concepts. The easiest was of course – scripting skills – after all IT is all about that ‘lines of code’ 😉 and hence Automation Testing became the new ‘Generic’. The fact remains that automation testing continues to rise.
2017 is here…what is your New Year resolution? New Year resolutions are often ignored for months, only considered again at the next New Year 🙂 Creating a list is a good place to start. Prioritizing that list and planning to invest in the most important can help accomplish the goals. This article summarizes the Top 10 latest trends in Software Testing for 2017. Unlike other lists focused on enterprises, this list is for ‘Software Testers’ to focus their energy on the right skill sets. The overwhelming evolution of the software testing industry is forcing testers to continuously strive to upgrade their skills. This list is based on our observations and experience with the current hiring market. After all everybody needs a respectable ‘Job’ first & professional growth thereafter – leverage these latest trends in Software Testing, re-strategize and re-skill.