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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

How to Become a Software Tester?

Software testing plays a critical role in the quality and usability of the final product. Testing at times is a demanding position on the rise. If you are one of those who wants to have a foot in, then you have come to the right place. This post will give you an insight on how to become a software tester.

What is a software tester?

They are the quality assurance experts who root out bugs and save end user from poor performance and highly buggy software or application. They are a part of what builds a good company image for decreasing support calls from frustrated customers.

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How to become a software tester

How can you become a software tester?

1. Education Background and Training

Many employers look for candidates with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering or related to math field, although that’s not always the case. There are still people getting into this job without a college degree. If you do not hold any of these degrees, then you can complete a software testing certification like:

  • International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) - This is one of the most the popular software certificate in the world - an excellent investment that makes your resume stand out.
  • Rapid Software Testing (RST) - a methodology focus on testing software.


It is not mandatory, but most of the companies have this criterion. Having this will give off an excellent impression and ensure a better chance to land the job. A newbie can also find internship programs to give you a good experience. Maybe you will have to work for free but try your best in this position because a letter of recommendation and influence reference is going to help you wonder.

You need to have a solid background in this field in other to excel in this. Most people work in the tech industry must have self-learning skill, a strong passion and a mind of curiosity. There are many open resources for tester out there for you to explore. Try reading good books, blogs or articles about software testing,  working on various tools, keeping up with the latest trends.

2. Find a job.

According to the World Quality Report 2015-16, the budget for quality assurance expert in tech companies is going to reach 40% in 2018. This has indicated that software testers have become promising jobs at the time. If you want to become a software tester, then you should prepare as soon as possible, not just about knowledge but also about your non-technical skills like critical thinking, analytics, communication, etc.  

You should start spending time browsing jobs sites like Linkedin, Indeed, and Dice. Make sure to have a well-written, scannable resume, and you’ll better consider composing a cover letter before sending out applications. Practice mock interviews. Take the feedback and fix the issues after mock interviews.

Here a small tip: if you are finding the job when having little experience than your attitude is what difference you from other candidates. Don't worry too much since you are a newbie in this field employers won't expect you to know complex ideas.

Testing can be an exciting area since it doesn’t focus on just one particular technology. But, in the end, what matters the most is the pure passion that will lead you to success if you truly want to become a software tester.

1 comment:

  1. Some friend suggests me that I should learn to become a tester because this job is not require that you need to know more about coding. Thought I learn in IT industry, but it's hard for me to learn code, it need a skill that i don't have or i'm not ready to code. Really. can you write an article about how to become a web developer? It help me a lot.

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