career in software testing

By shorya shorya Points: 0 | Level: Starter | Status: [Member]
Posted on: 7/27/2009 11:31:21 PM | Views: 2028
i am 2008 passed out BE(cse)..having experience of just 4 month in web developing...after that i tried so much
but as u know this the phase of slowdown in IT.i did'nt got any i am thinking to do a software testing course and looking to build a career in testing..please suggest me that which are the institutes for training in software testing and am i doing right .and software testing is right career option or not.

sainath's Advice on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 :
Firstly, it is great to know that you managed to gain 4 months of experience in web development, considering that fact that you have entered the field when the recession has been at it's peak. Clearly means that you have the ability to persist. The programming track and the testing track are 2 different things altogether, changing streams with the aim of finding a safe career option may not always be a good choice in the long term.

You are aware of your own abilities - you must have definitely considered where your interests lie and taken a calculated decision before stepping into software development. Stepping into testing keeping short-term employment goals may not do full justice to your ability - you may regret the same some years down the track. If you are sure of your ability as a programmer I would suggest that you persist hard and try and gain project experience. Small companies are trying to gain advantage of the recession - by hiring freshers at lesser salaries. However, if you are getting project experience then in my opinion it is worth it. Do not allow pay packets to define your sense of self-worth. Just convince yourself that you are preparing for the next economic boom and raise your skills.


Sainath Sherigar

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