I am currently working into Java development with one year exp. But I have got an opportunity in my same company to get into Performance testing which I really want to evaluate. I totally understand if you say that "what you choose to do, should be what you really WANT to do". I like the work done in performance testing like load testing, finding performance bottleneck in the application and also at the same time I don't mind coding either.
I have found out from some exp people that in Performance testing has good scope both in terms of opportunities and pay scale as compared to Java developer and that if I don't mind making a switch then I should really take it into consideration. And I really don't mind and I think I can do it.
Experts, I just need your word on the opportunities and pay scale part of my query.
Your inputs will be greatly appreciated.
Sainath's Advice on Thursday, June 23, 2011 :
This question has been answered before, please check the below link:http://www.dotnetfunda.com/advices/a82-need-advice--software-testing-.aspx
Xavi said on Friday, June 24, 2011
I have gone though the above link. It is very useful indeed.
But considering that from Java development I am getting into a more specialized area of testing like Performance testing what I want to know is whether it will fetch me better avenues both in opportunities and finances.
And also considering the industry standards, on an average in what range is the pay package for a Performance tester as compared to a Java developer, lets say if both of them are having for 1 to 2 years experience and equally intellectual in their fields.