RoundTable: Career Development for Software Testers and QA

by Alina Gazarova on October 21, 2014

As a software tester, do you have thoughts like,

 “What do I eventually want to become at the zenith of my career?”

“How do I grow in my organization, what are the different paths I could take?”

“What all should I do to help me build my reputation with my peer community?”

“Where are the places that the community is referring to and learning from?”

If your answer to any of these is yes, then the good news for you is, you are not alone. Many of your peers are plagued with these challenges and want to know how others are growing and becoming a name in the testing community. The bad news is, there are no set paths. It appears there are many paths to choose from. Some work for some QA and others work for others.

BUT the BEST news is – YOU can now participate in a roundtable to hear from the community itself, and the leaders, and find out what worked for them. Discuss the specifics with the peer community and leaders attending the conference.

Does a career path for a software tester exist and if so, what are the some of the key stages in that development path that lead to optimal achievement of a rewarding career in software testing? Should specialization be a consideration–not only mobile, web, technical but what about performance or automation; or industry specializations like telecom, healthcare, manufacturing and embedded applications? What about education? Is a formal education necessary and if so, what specific programs are available for software testers? What about certifications? How about development outside of the workplace—writing articles, joining testing groups, attending and participating in conferences?

We welcome your other queries, too!! Bring your questions to the table for all to discuss and share their thoughts and experiences or submit in advance to .

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