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Software testing as a career

Posted in Software testing by testing in London on May 6, 2009

From PCQuest

Although testing is an integral part of SDLC, emphasis is given to keep it independent from development. In the past, testing was carried out after development was over. Today this has changed and the software testing activity starts right from the requirements definition stage. In many organisations today, ‘test driven development’ is the norm. This increased focus on quality has greatly increased the scope of testing activity.  Testing is now compared at par with other IT services in terms of revenue for companies and also for the kind of remuneration and career growth it has on offer for a professional to enter this domain.

However, software testing should not be taken as an alternative to software development. And as a career option it is not just open for software professionals but also for professionals from other industry domains, as today software testing has not just been confined to application testing but to the whole process of development and also the need to adhere to quality norms.

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