switch from development to testing

By abhivashishth008 abhivashishth008 Points: 140 | Level: Starter | Status: [Member]
Posted on: 10/10/2012 12:05:55 AM | Views: 14811 | Points: 30
Please give me some advice about my career. Right now i m working in a organisation as programmer. But i dont have any sort of intrest in programming. I like testing and passionate about it. I have 1 yr experience till now. Please tell me how to switch profile from development to testing. Also tell me the future scope in testing. And i would also like to know whether my 1 yr work exp in development will be useful in testing or they will treat me as a fresher? I am very confused. If i try to move into testing in my own company they said that there is no requirement in testing right now. I have really lost my piece of mind working as programmer. Every morning when i leave for the office i really afraid whether the work assigned to me will be completed or not. I want a job in IT which have less coding bt as well as good package also. Please suggest me what to do.

Eagerly awaiting your precious advice

Sainath's Advice on Sunday, October 14, 2012 :
Hi,

It is evident that programming is not your cup of tea. You can target testing as an option - initially, your 1 year of programming experience will not be considered, but after some months of actual testing work it will not be a problem. To answer the 2nd part of your question. please refer to the links below:


About performance testing

Regards,
Sainath S,




Abhivashishth008 said on Monday, October 15, 2012


Dear Sir,
Thanks a lot for your advice. I have two more quary regarding this. Firstly is whenever i' ll go for other company for testing job..will they concider me for testing as i am having programming background and if they accept me then they wil give me a package like as a fresher.. And secondly i alsow want to know option except testing which having less IT coding. I am sure there must be more option having less coding. Please suggest me


Abhivashishth008 said on Monday, October 15, 2012


Dear Rajesh,
It is not the case that i do not want to do coding at all. Thing is that i can do coding but not so deeply. I can comfortably do work on C# as i am doing this for last 1 year but i feel i am not so fast in development as i usually takes bit more time in developing application. But thing is that by doing this coding sometimes i really loss peace of mind . The only reason behind the shifting of path is just "i really like to do testing. I also looking for the automation testing but i have heared that for starting in testing field you hv to start from manual testing. I will definactly go for testing which includes some coding also but not so deeply coding as a developer does. Hope u will get my point and provide me precious advice.

Thanks & Regards:

Abhinav Vashishth


Abhivashishth008 said on Thursday, December 13, 2012


Dear Sainath, Rajesh,
In various interview a question being asked by the interviewer that since you have been in development for 1 yr then why u want to shift into testing? usually i answers this question in a way that " i am passionate about testing so i want to join testing" but this answers doesn't justify for shifting into testing. Kindly suggest proper answer to this question so that i can answer such kind of question for further interviews. Eagerly waiting for your reply.
Thanks & Regards:
Abhinav Vashishth

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Posted by: Rajesh_A_Kumar on: 10/15/2012 | Level:Starter | Status: [Member] | Points: 25
Hi,

Can you tell us if you are changing your path just because you need LESS coding? If yes, manual testing is the only option. If you are really interested in testing along with coding, then you will be having a bright future in automated testing which requires Programming Skills + Testability mind.

First of all, write down few STRONG points on "Why you want to shift the path" - then everything comes later.

- Rajesh
Posted by: Abhivashishth008 on: 10/15/2012 | Level:Starter | Status: [Member] | Points: 25
Dear Rajesh,
It is not the case that i do not want to do coding at all. Thing is that i can do coding but not so deeply. I can comfortably do work on C# as i am doing this for last 1 year but i feel i am not so fast in development as i usually takes bit more time in developing application. But thing is that by doing this coding sometimes i really loss peace of mind . The only reason behind the shifting of path is just "i really like to do testing. I also looking for the automation testing but i have heared that for starting in testing field you hv to start from manual testing. I will definactly go for testing which includes some coding also but not so deeply coding as a developer does. Hope u will get my point and provide me precious advice.

Thanks & Regards:

Abhinav Vashishth
Posted by: Rajesh_A_Kumar on: 10/15/2012 | Level:Starter | Status: [Member] | Points: 25
Hi Abhinav,

It's not mandatory that entry level candidates starts with "Manual Testing". Please check if you can take up some courses on Manual testing and automation testing (as well). Understand how manual testing happens and then try to automate them.
This way, you can become a valued resource in manual and automated testing areas.

It would be a good idea to have the certification as well to get you more weight.

- Rajesh
Posted by: Abhivashishth008 on: 10/15/2012 | Level:Starter | Status: [Member] | Points: 25
Dear Rajesh,
I also have query regarding scope in testing. My co worker says that there is no scope in testing in future. Is it so? i am confused little bit.

Regards:
Abhinav
Posted by: Rajesh_A_Kumar on: 10/17/2012 | Level:Starter | Status: [Member] | Points: 25
Scope for testing will be there as long as there is a Software Development. Please be aware that career growth may be little bit slow when compared to Developer.

- Rajesh
Posted by: Johndoe on: 12/21/2012 | Level:Starter | Status: [Member] | Points: 25
i agree

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