How to Get a Software Testing Job as a Fresher?

Many students who want to build a career in IT look forward to being a software tester as a stepping stone.

Whether you want to transition into software development later on or continue to become a rock-star software tester, it is a good idea to pursue a career as a software tester as your first job.

This post will cover what you should and should not do to get your first job as a testing professional.

How to Get a Software Testing Job When You Have No Experience?

Software Testing Job

#1: Be Passionate About Testing

Why do you want to do a testing job?

This is probably the most common question across all testing interviews. You should have a clear answer as to why you plan to pursue a career in this field.

If you are a computer science engineer, why did you not choose software development? If you are from some other streams, why not look for a job in your field of study?

People who are passionate about this field and would love to grow as a quality tester often end up getting the best jobs out there. Anyone can be trained. But only the people with real interest in this field can make a name for themselves.

#2: Have the Right Skills Required For the Job

As a software tester, you’d be spending most of the time trying to “break” the software. You should have excellent aptitude skills coupled with knowledge of testing methodologies and tools.

As a fresher, most of the time, you would not have exposure to any test cases. In such cases, you could join a training institute that offers hands on testing training. You could also take up some freelance work to improve your experience.

Nowadays most job openings require you to have some certifications. This is made mandatory by most companies so that the candidate can be productive from day 1 and no amount of time or money need to be spent on training the candidates on the basics.

If you are serious about testing career, you could go for certifications like ISTQB which will enhance your value in the job market.

#3: Choose Your Niche

Have you heard the saying “Jack of all trades but master of none”? Well, these days, especially in IT field, you need to specialize and not generalize. A specialist is always preferred over a generalist by most companies (Although it’s not a good idea to choose specialists as they have limited scope, most HR’s find the easy way out to fill up the position fast).

Some of the popular testing niches you can choose are

  1. Manual testing: In this method, a tester takes on the role of the end user- one who will be using the software product. It’s a tedious process by which the tester has to use all of the software features to find bugs. In most cases, testers perform these tests based on an already laid out plan
  2. Automation testing: Using this mode of testing, a tester can evaluate software by writing scripts that automate the tasks. No need of manually doing everything which saves a lot of time. This is often the most cost-effective way of testing a software over the long term
  3. Performance testing: In this method of testing, software is tested against a specific workload. Some of the metrics that would be evaluated are responsiveness, maximum load capacity and so on.

Similar to software development, software testing is a vast field. So you should focus on one area of testing. This will make you a hot property in the job market. Even though you should specialize in one area, you should also try to be familiar with other areas. You must also be flexible enough to shift to another track if required.

#4: Bust All Myths

Sadly, the industry and students have a lot of misconceptions about software testing jobs.

Some of the myths still prevailing are

Software testing is a simple job. So anyone can do it:

Although it’s not rocket science, testing still requires a lot of work and intellect from the part of the tester. So don’t think this is a walk in the park type of job and jump into it.

Testing is a second tier job compared to development:

We had one student apply for a job who supposedly thought that she was entitled to a testing job since she had already worked as a software developer.

Her argument was that since testing is inferior to development, and she cracked development interview and worked on a project or two, she was entitled to a job as a tester without an interview.

Well, we have news for you. It isn’t the case! Software testing is just as important and valued as software development. So experience in one domain doesn’t necessarily entitle you to a free pass to another.

Automation testing means clicking a few buttons and the software will do it for you.

While it can be true for some existing test cases, most of the time you’d have to create the script for automation testing. So don’t think that it will be easy and since you don’t know/hate programming, it’s the perfect opportunity for you.

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#5: Write a Perfect Cover Letter and Resume

How many times have you applied to a set of jobs at a stretch using the same resume and not even thinking about including a cover letter?

If you are like most people applying for a job, you reply should be “most of the time” or “always”.

We receive several resumes each day from candidates who simply attach their fresher resume and blindly apply to just about any job they can without even reading the titles. Do you really think a recruiter will take the pain to evaluate you after such an attempt?

Always customize your resume and make sure that you include a custom cover letter with each application. Instead of trying to apply to 50 different employers at a stretch, apply to just a few relevant ones.

You’ll drastically improve your chances of hearing back from the employer.

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About Author: This is a guest post by Adarsh Thampy. Adarsh is a career and marketing expert at Jombay. He talks about various resume formats freshers can use while applying for testing jobs.

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Update from Vijay

Our friend Govardhan Reddy added some good points in comments on getting jobs as a fresher. Below is the same comment I’m adding in the post:

@ Freshers/Job Seekers: My views/suggestions
#1: Be Passionate About Testing : Remove all other tracks/paths that you’re working on. e.g.. one fresher may be searching job on oracle, c, c++, java, testing, bla, bla bla. If you want to get into testing, Just keep testing path – NOTHING ELSE. If not today, tomorrow you get the job. But till that time keep mastering testing skills!!!

#2: Have the Right Skills Required For the Job: This is achievable just through friends/relatives who are already working or from good institutes. Don’t draw any pictures/conclusions blindly (just by assumptions). This definitely kill your interviews!!! Learn Learn Learn. Google online, Practice Practice Practice.

#4: Bust All Myths: Well said. No primary. No secondary.
All are of equal priority. How much a dev engineer draws his/her salary, Same or more the test engineer draws every month. Just keep in mind that you need to beat the competition. Nothing else matters @ interviews.

#3: Choose Your Niche: Don’t enter into automation/performance without manual. What’s wrong if you go step by step? It’s always good to know in and outs of manual testing before stepping in to automation or performance. Slow & Steady wins the race.

What you answer for “why you chose testing?”.
Ans: Just say that you have passion at testing and not interested in programming (or you can always tell that you’re poor at programming). It’s not a crime!!! Just add a tag that “you can’t make better software but you can make software better” :-)

Remember that all questions have answers in one way or the other way. But don’t act very smart!!! No vendor prepares a lock without a key. Respond wisely.

You can see my other comments at this website but on different articles.
Just do Google as ‘software testing interview questions by Govardhan Reddy M’ and you will end up digging more information.

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Over to You:

Are you trying to get a job as a software tester and getting stuck somewhere? What are the challenges you faced? Let us know in the comments.



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123 comments ↓

#1 Parera Kumar on 07.29.12 at 7:10 pm

getting interview call is very tough when u are a fresher. Once you cross this hurdle you are on the right path.

Using different resume versions as per the requirements is the key to success.

#2 Kanif on 07.29.12 at 7:38 pm

This post is very informative guide for the people those want to enter in Testing field.

#3 sachin Policepatil on 07.30.12 at 5:35 am

I am sachin,2010 Pass out,I had trained in Qspiders bangalore,but i could not getting any calls because my poor resume,can you please send me any projects to my mail id Sachinsindgi@gmail.com,please

#4 Prathima Renukamurthy on 07.30.12 at 7:05 am

Hi

Its really good suggestion to all freshers.I need few tips from your side.
Currently I’m working on hardware testing platform(can say technical support) and doing Software testing course.Now I should go to the field as fresher or will be able to convert my experience into software testing.

Please have few words on this.

#5 santhosh on 07.30.12 at 10:21 am

i am fresher passed out in 2012 with 55 % . how to get testing job , and company cut off is 65 % .

#6 sonal on 07.30.12 at 10:25 am

Hi,

I have done diploma in software testing from seed,mumbai on2008.That time my job profile was different one customer care type.After some family problems I left job on 2010. now days if I m looking job in to software testing as fresher,I didn’t get the same.
Now I want to do maunal & automation testing both together,can u help me with which institute in Mumbai offer this course.so that I will brush up with my testing knowlege.
pls have guidance on this.

#7 nadia on 07.30.12 at 12:34 pm

It’s such an informative artical, I am also working as a software tester and i work from home. I want to know about online courses for software testers to improve my knowledge and qualification. Thx

#8 Svetlana on 07.30.12 at 6:40 pm

Hello,

I am looking for Software Testing job as a fresher and received this article right on time. This was very helpful.

Thank you very much.

#9 Kannan Manoharan on 07.31.12 at 6:26 am

I hope this post will be useful for fresher those who wants to start career as tester. And also fresher should not think that testing is very easy so we can choose this field.if you are really passionate about testing means you can choose this field.

#10 Sheeba John on 07.31.12 at 10:22 am

send testing documents to me… I am searching jobs in testing.. testing companies too…

#11 Muralidhar on 07.31.12 at 7:56 pm

can i build my career in testing field without d knowledge of coding i.e without d knowledge of programming languages

#12 Chris K on 08.01.12 at 6:03 am

If you are a beginner the most important thing is to get experience. It’s true getting an interview is difficult but what’s the point of interviewing if you don’t have skill? uTest and Weekend Testing can help newbies get skills – don’t waste time on getting certified (which is widely considered a waste of time).

#13 Shoeb on 08.01.12 at 11:01 pm

This is very good post not only for the beginners, even for any one, who is looking for job with experience. Thanks

#14 Arete TestLabs on 08.02.12 at 3:03 am

Good software testing is a challenging intellectual process.Only through judgment and skill, exercised cooperatively throughout the entire project, we will able to do the right things at the right times to effectively test software products.

#15 Mohan on 08.02.12 at 4:57 am

Hi,

First of all thanks for posting nice article like this, it has useful tips to fresher those who are all step ahead in IT industry as the field of Software Testing.

More over am very glad for this one, because testers are innovative thinker, sense different thinking people only able to find bug. No need to follow the rules instead of break the rules.

Regards
Mohan

#16 Sonita on 08.03.12 at 6:34 pm

Very good article. I agree, being a “Software Developer” doesn’t automatically entitle someone as a “Software Tester”.
I’ve been a software tester for quite a few years now, and despite the challenges, I learn something new each day.

I agree, software testing is not for everyone, you mush have that zest and passion to getting to the bottom of the issue until you nail that bug.

#17 Adarsh Thampy on 08.04.12 at 4:08 am

@Parera Kumar- True. Many people use the same resume format for all interviews. This is a sure shot way for failing.

@Prathima Renukamurthy- It depends on the company you want to work for. It’s best to assume your experience wont be taken into account.

@santhosh- You cant get around such company requirements usually. Try talking to the HR and see if they can relax the requirement. In most cases, you’d have to face rejection. Try to get into companies with a lower cut off percentage. Then work your way up to big companies.

@sonal- Great to know that you want to get back into the field of testing. Take the course and start applying to fresher jobs. Since your previous job did not give you direct software testing exposure, you’d have a hard time leveraging your previous job for experienced jobs.

@nadia- You can take online courses. But be sure that the company you want to apply to or work with recognizes these courses. There is no point in taking a course, even if it’s cheap, if your goal cannot be met via this.

@Sheeba- Register on job portals like yournextleap.com where you will get a lot of fresher jobs listings. Apply via these job listings. Good luck!

@Muralidhar- yes and no. For automation testing, if you have to write your own test cases, you need to know programming.

@everyone else- thank you for your inspiring comments!

#18 shashank on 08.04.12 at 6:31 pm

I’ve done my bca passed out 2012 . I.ve joined testing course many people tel me there is not much job openings for freshers its very hard you find one . M worried wat to do . Please help me

#19 FRESHER on 08.06.12 at 11:24 am

I AM A B.E GRADUATE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING(2008-2012)..
i am having aggregate of only 58%,,as a fresher i really don’t know,which is the area/field of the job that i should look into…initially i was interested in computer science and i took the course thinking that i would learn something new ,like how the computer works etc,etc..but later due to some reasons and the bad quality of the teaching,,i became uninterested in computer science, but i completed the course only in-order to get a bachelors degree for the purpose of a job..
i even properly cant write a C++ program…and java ,,,.net ,,,these languages are beyond my scope…
As i have spent the most worst 4 years of my student life in studying the subject in which i had no interest at all,,I AM THINKING, why at-least now i shouldn’t work in the field for which i am best suited..
some of my seniors advice me to do certification courses in c,c++,java,.net,mysql etc etc….But to be frank i am not interested in learning them again..
On the other hand my communication & presentation skills are not that good,and i am not having a pleasing personality or attractive looks..i am from a rural area..but i can speak clear English and Hindi with good pronunciation that could be understood by the people.
If i go in the sales or marketing field ,,,there they prefer mba for good post and 12 pass for local jobs ,,,moreover in marketing, i may need to deal with rough and tough people,,and also other kind of difficult situations,,but i am a soft spoken ,mild guy..

As i have heard people saying bpo and call centers also don’t have a long professional life..

when i look into naukri or monster.com ,,they ask

1)Current industry:
ITES/ BPO/ KPO
IT/ Computers – hardware
IT/ Computers – Software
Banking/ Financial Services
Market Research
datawarehousing

2) Function:
Marketing & Communications
Sales/ Business Development

3) Key skills:
??????????:(:(:(

these things leave me confused ,,,i really cant understand what to fill up in these fields .
And when i try to think what is the area of my interest,,i will be in a confused state,,
Now i am in no position to do Extra course,,,since, in my family we are having some sort of financial crisis…
i would be really thankful,grateful and happy if someone could the solve the problem for me,,if some could answer these questions for me…
please please please reply soon,,i will be awaiting your response..

THANK YOU

#20 Shibu on 08.08.12 at 7:31 am

Hi,
Thank you very much this seems to be very useful.
I am a fresher n have completed my MCA in 2012. I am looking for testing jobs in Delhi but it seems as if my resume has some flaws in it .
Please suggest me with some examples of resume writing and cover letter as well since my resume dosn’t have any cover letter with it.
Thank you.

#21 Rema on 08.09.12 at 3:38 am

thank you for this great article, it came right on time, i am a new graduate currently looking for a testing job, got an interview soon i will definitely use your tips.
Kind regards

#22 Raj on 08.12.12 at 11:33 am

@fresher: hey even i faced the same prob n even i’m from d same batch too. . .i hate the coding n i dint liked understandin it at al. . .n then i heard abt software testing n i felt its an intresting field. . .so i startd doing course wth some doubts in my mind in Qspiders. . .i startd getting al my ans n i startd likin it more n more. . .i prefer u too to look over tht field, u may feel intrested in it. . .good luck…

#23 prerna on 08.14.12 at 5:43 am

i am prerna.i hv done mca(2012) with 8.18.i don hv any interest in coding or programming.i have done course of testing.bt unable to get job in testing,at present i m doing seo.plz suugest me what should i do.continue job in seo?

#24 nandhini on 08.15.12 at 6:06 am

hi..presently dng my b.tech (i.t)3rd year..pls say how to get job in software testing site…and how to prepare the interview

#25 Neha Singh on 08.15.12 at 12:57 pm

Hello All,

To get interview call is hard but not impossible. You have to increase your chance by applying in multiple MNCs.
You can also visit job portel like http://www.examresultindia.net
whic posts walkin news.

#26 padmapriya on 08.16.12 at 6:10 am

hi i am ece 2010 passed out …. previous one year i was working as a resource coordinator. now i have done a course in testing cate + offered by stc…… and looking in for testing jobs how to proceed is there any websites to do dummy projects which i can add in my resume ………

#27 Gayathri on 08.16.12 at 12:43 pm

Hi, u r doing awesome job. I am a fresher for s/w testing but have 3.10 Yrs of exp as 1st level Tech support. I am learning testing as i have more interest to be a professional tester. I had learnt manual testing but didn’t get any job offer as i am searching for past 3 months. Please guide me what should i do to get into testing profession … Please reply as your suggestion means a lot to me to develop my career. Thank You..

#28 Kavitha on 08.17.12 at 5:46 am

Hi, I competed my mca in 2011 i have done my testing course. i attended some interview on testing but i could not get any job. please give me a suggestion regarding how to enhance my career in IT field ,Thank you…

#29 Adarsh Thampy on 08.17.12 at 12:53 pm

@Fresher

You have the same dilemma many others are facing when they pass out. In fact, I am a computer science engineer, lost interest in the programming field and turned to marketing.

Your best bet is to identify which field you want to go into. Do not think about what qualifications they need. Just consider which jobs you’ll enjoy.

Once you list down a few, you could then start building the skills required for it. Be ready to take up low-paying jobs if required. You can slowly work your way up.

Once you get your foot in the door, it’s easy!

Good luck.

#30 praveen on 08.20.12 at 2:02 am

I know ths qustion will ask in many organization,but i dont no the correct answer, but knw i get a idea .Thanks alot

#31 prasanna silmala on 08.20.12 at 4:33 am

Hi sir,
i am 2011 passed out from electronics stream. since 6 months i was looking for a job in software testing field and also i have attended 5 interviews but i didn’t get a job, i’m very good in aptitude, every time i attend any drive i’ll definitely crack the test but i was unable to get through the interview. even if i clear the technical round i would fail in HR round. so please give me some suggestions to overcome this ptoblem

#32 prasanna silmala on 08.20.12 at 4:34 am

Hi sir,
i am 2011 passed out from electronics stream. since 6 months i was looking for a job in software testing field and also i have attended 5 interviews but i didn’t get a job, i’m very good in aptitude, every time i attend any drive i’ll definitely crack the test but i was unable to get through the interview. even if i clear the technical round i would fail in HR round. so please give me some suggestions to overcome this problem

#33 Dhananjay on 08.27.12 at 4:35 am

Hi Guys ,
I am pursuing Diploma In Software Testing from SEED Infotech , Borivli (w.) Mumbai. At present my Job profile is more into Technical Support (IT Helpdesk), Since i am keen Interested in Software Testing , i am searching Part Time Job on the same so i can get Hands On exp. I dont want salary but want to improve my Software Testing Skills so i can Switch my profile in same Organisation or Switch the company.
Does anybody know about any Software Testing Jobs or Can i coordinate with you to work on any Project. Please email me soon.

Thanks & Regards ,
Dhananajay

#34 Dhananjay on 08.27.12 at 4:36 am

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#35 sreekand on 08.28.12 at 2:02 pm

hi sir,

i have finished B.E(E.C.E) just now sir..

i have a great interest in gaming field sir, what do i need to get my job in a gaming industry???

do i need to do a course or will they train me if i join??

or else should i have to look for an another field sir…

please help!!

#36 nirraj on 08.30.12 at 1:23 pm

hi sir
i had completed with mcm 2012 56%
diploma in software testing 65%
even i had experiment in Bajaj allianz 2.4 experinece as developer,server maintain troubleshooter and releases and etc
please help me out from this problem

#37 Mohan on 08.30.12 at 7:05 pm

Like the @fresher m also trying to analyze myslf, coding programming is like puzzle 4 me, bt after spending 4 yrs in btech do i hv any other option(field) ? Is a question 4 me, testing field seems to b a very interesting field bt in dis world nothing is easy and spcly a good job,
so dear sir tell me pls what is the passion needed for a testing career? Pls make it clear, like i dont hv any knowlege abt testing area, what it requires frm the candidate, is that a strong programming level or aptt? Or just passion will do it 4 us.
plz i want to make career in testing bt still i m unable to get what testing actually requires(key skilles)?
ply guide me
thanks

#38 Abhijith on 09.08.12 at 8:22 am

Hi,

I have done BE (E&C) in the year of 2010 with the aggragate of 61%. And also i have recently completed Software testing course. I don’t have any experience in testing field. But i want to apply for testing job….As a fresher how and where can i apply for software testing job. Can you please guide with that.

Thanks

#39 Mayur on 09.12.12 at 7:48 am

Sir..I want answer from You of a question.
“Que-Why did you choose software Testing as a career?”
sir i want exact answer of this question…..plz guide me for that.
About Myself : I have done Master in Computer Management(MCM) & graduation in B.com & right now i am doing Software Testing course from an Institute..
So plz give me the proper answer of this question.
Thanks…….

#40 Mahendran on 09.14.12 at 3:50 am

Hi Adarsh,

It is an informative article, thank you for posting it.

I had completed by BE(ECE) at 2009 and joined as a technical support executive. I have a 2.6 years experience in that field. I had a great inspiration on IT and looking for a first step into it. Am planning to take Software testing as a gateway. I can prepare for software testing and present well in Interviews. However, I would like to know the opportunities for me since am a 2009 pass out and I have no hands on experience in Software testing. I know Core Java, C++. Show me a way or lemme know the steps which I need to take , so that I can switch to IT????

#41 Pramod Kumar on 09.21.12 at 7:52 pm

Sir I have done B.Tech. with IT Branch.i passed out in 2011 with aggrigate 75% but till now i did not got job what should i do now?please suggest me as soon as possible….I am waiting..

#42 eswar on 09.25.12 at 1:15 pm

iam 2012 passout,present my designation is CCE(customer care executive) but i want change my designation as a software side what ever it is.

#43 eswar on 09.25.12 at 1:16 pm

so how to change please help me

#44 Siddhartha on 09.30.12 at 7:37 am

I have a question somewhat related to this post, I have done a manual testing course at Qspiders,Chennai and I am a fresher 2012 pass-out B.Tech IT. My question is whether is it necessary to learn Automation testing also as a fresher, at Qspiders they insist that automation course is a must, but I need some outside opinion, pls tell me what’s the situation now, pls share your opinion.

#45 Hardik on 10.01.12 at 7:14 am

Hi,
I have a question. It’s I have over 2 years of Experience into Software Development and now I want to switch into Software Testing. I dont have any experience in Software Testing. Should I mention my Development experience in my resume?

#46 A.Sreenath on 10.03.12 at 12:52 pm

Sir,i have completed bsc computer science in 2010 . i did a course in software testing in stc called CATe . i am currently looking for a job in software testing . What are my job opportunities?

#47 RAGHAV on 10.05.12 at 8:02 am

SIR,
I HAVE DONE MY Bsc COMPUTER SCIENCE IN 2004. BY THE TIME I HAVE ONE BACK LOCK.BUT I TOOK SERIOUSLY AND COMPLETED MY Bsc IN 2010.AND ALSO I HAVE DONE SOFTWARE TESTING COURSE IN SOME GOOD INSTITUTE.I HAVE EXPERIENCE IN NON TECHNICAL FIELD.NOW I CHANGING TO SOFTWARE FIELD.
WILL I GET JOB IN SOFTWARE TESTING FIELD??????
PLEASE SUGGEST ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
I AM WAITING FOR YOUR REPLAY .PLS REPLAY AND GUIDE ME

REGARDS
RAGHAV

#48 VARUN on 10.08.12 at 2:31 pm

Hello sir,
I am a fresher and wanna to get a software testing job.
So please could you help me how i prepare my resume.please send me the format of resume for”Software Testing”.

#49 dhivanand on 10.11.12 at 3:59 pm

i am dhivanand from chennai, worked in bpo for 4+ yrs in banking domain now i wanna get a software testing job and have done testing course but as a fresher in testing i could not get any calls, pls guide me to get a job in IT

#50 rohit on 10.18.12 at 6:25 am

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#51 Gaurav Patil on 10.19.12 at 4:59 pm

hello Sir
I attended an interview for Software Tester position today.
I am a BE(Electronics) 2012 passout and done course Diploma in Software Testing from Pune and also cleared ISTQB Certification Foundation Level exam.

The interview process went on for 2 days since yesterday. I had cleared 5 rounds already yesterday and out of total 16 candidates who were there for the First round(Apti) only 3 candidates cruized through to the Final HR Round & I was one of them.

Out of we 3 finalists we all were BE passouts but both of them were IT Engineers & I was the only one with Electronics Background.
I was the only ISTQB Certified Candidate.

They both gave HR Interview before me and both of them were Told to wait for the Final Face To Face Induction kind of round.I was way better than both of them in English Communication & the company had to deal with US Clients.

When I gave my HR interview the HR strongly stuck to my Electronics background only & was shocked to hear that Electronics was my DRAWBACK for my selection…!!!!

Eventually I was asked to leave without Induction round.

I personally feel I was the Best performer at the Interviews. .still got Rejected & Deeply Dejected…!!!!

Now I am really thinking about my Decision to come into Software field…!!!

Please advice me…

Should I go for any Language certification which will strengthen my candidature???
What to do with this kind of attitude of IT people towards Electronics??? :(

#52 Gaurav Patil on 10.19.12 at 5:04 pm

I have done Certification in C,C++ already.
Should I go for Java certification.??
Will it be complementary to my Testing Profile??

Any other certifications needed???
Please advice guys…

I love this Software field.
I enjoy Programming and also developed an intense passion for Software Testing since the Day One of my Software Testing course.

I dont want to Leave this Software Field and go back to Electronics…

I want to stay here…
valuable suggestions are welcome..
gauravraje.patil@gmail.com

#53 Megha on 10.22.12 at 9:53 pm

Hi everyone,

I am applying for a testing job, my background is mechanical engineering. But i want to move to Testing (IT) . I have recently taken the ISTQB exam and cleared it. I am in the process of preparing a CV. I need some sample CV’s and some advice on preparing a perfect CV. I have taken a testing course in India and have done a couple of manual testing projects with the institue. Please guide me and help me in making a CV. I am putting as 1 year experience. So kindly help me with this. Thanks in advance. My email is meghana_rao_3@yahoo.co.in. I look forward to hearing from you all.

#54 sree on 10.31.12 at 9:59 pm

hi.

was reading through this and was very much happy .But the thing is im aTechnical Recruiter,have around 6yrs of exp,took a break(had a baby and currently residing in the US,staying home MOM) ,its been 4yrs now,i want to get back to work and i dont want to continue as a recruiter ,i dont think so i can be on phone most of the time talking to peopleand hence decided to start-off with testing as my husband is also a softtware testing prof.can u pls help me in this on how to go about it…would be very thankful to you.

#55 rashid minhaas yazmani on 11.22.12 at 8:04 am

Hi,

I have done MCS in software testing from seed,bahawalpur on2009.That time my job profile was different one customer care type.After some family problems I left job on 2011. now days if I m looking job in to software testing as fresher,I didn’t get the same.
Now I want to do maunal & automation testing both together,can u help me with which institute in lahore offer this course.so that I will brush up with my testing knowlege.
pls have guidance on this.

#56 manjula on 11.23.12 at 5:37 am

hi i am BE 2010 passed out student i am not have any experience please give some way to get job

#57 Kalpana Vinay on 11.28.12 at 2:54 pm

Hi,
I am Kalpana Vinay. I have done my BE in E&C with 60% in the year 2008. And, i have done Embedded Systems and Software Testing course. Well, Now I am looking to make my career in Software testing field. But as a fresher I am not getting any good opportunities.
So, can anyone please suggest me how to get the job opportunities on Software testing? I have very good technical knowledge on C, C++, SQL, VB, Manual Testing and basic knowledge of QTP & QC. Thankyou..

Regards,
Kalpana vinay

#58 Alok Kumar Singh on 11.29.12 at 8:23 am

Hi,
Being from a Electronics background I found really difficult to get a job in software field.My aggregate in BE is 68.84% and I also done testing course from Qspider,Bangalore.I have drawback regarding my accademics as my 10th %age is 46.17.I also done diploma in Electrical and secure 67.19%,bt now I want to built my carrer in software testing field.Right now I just need experience and knowledge nothing else.My communication skill is good as I am ready to face any interview any time I am willing to do job and eagerly waitin for one chance to come by my side.Please help me out I am waitin for your valuable comments/response as your revert meants lot for me.aksec04@gmail.com
Thanking You all

Regards:Alok Kumar Singh

#59 prasanna on 12.22.12 at 6:54 am

Can anyone tell me the best training centre to learn testing course in Banglore ?

#60 Nagarjun.Pv on 12.26.12 at 5:30 am

Hi Sir,

As i gone through the information, it just very help full for the freshers to get into Testing as their career.

And in the comments also read MAHENDRAN post also which is exactly in my mind … so eagerly waiting for your reply and please mail me to my ID.

Thanks & Regards
Nagarjun.Pv
nagarjun.pv@gmail.com

#61 SAM on 01.03.13 at 5:57 am

How to do security testing for web applications?

Pls help with this…………..

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#63 Sheetal on 01.15.13 at 4:06 pm

Hi,
I have passed out my comp engg in 2008 and was seeking for job in recession period . In jan 2010 worked as tech support in Vcare just for two months and was not happy so resigned and later in dec 2010 done Software testing course still was jobless.
Now in new jersey seeking for a job as software tester fresher please guide me as to how can get through it?

#64 harveer on 01.17.13 at 10:14 pm

Hi I am going to start Software Q A testing certificate. How hard is the course, and any tips.

#65 SUMAX on 01.18.13 at 8:33 pm

We can offer LiveProject experience who would like to use their free time and skills. As we are non profit organization, compensation in the begining is not possible.

#66 Sharmila on 01.27.13 at 8:53 pm

Hi Sumax,
Can you send me ,more information about the live project information.That will really help me.

#67 madhu on 02.08.13 at 6:24 am

Hi,
I completed my BE (CSE) in 2001,….and was working in a college as lecturer for 3 yrs and after marriage was as a homemaker..after this 12 yrs ,,,i again wanted to start my career…but due to this long gap dont know from where to start my career…but my friends telling can start in software testing…can do a course in that …Can u give any suggestions please
Regards
Madhu

#68 bhaskar on 02.10.13 at 11:43 am

leaving such articles on this page is very useful for beginners, i am very glad to reading all these…….thank u so much…

#69 Amar on 02.11.13 at 9:53 am

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#70 Sk Nanda on 02.15.13 at 11:09 am

Hi,

I have done electronics and communication Engg (2004), later onwards starts my career in core electronics field only with lighting company though I was having an interest to pursue Software Field , now I am working as Product and Development manager in Lighting MNC, Chennai. but I feel limitation of growth in this lighting industries and want to change my profile into software. Does anyone having any kind of suggestion; what sort of course /MBA I should opt for to crack into software Industry.

#71 Preeti on 02.17.13 at 12:53 pm

I am software tester.I have total 1.6 year of experience Manual testing in different domain . I am working on contract . My age is now 31 year.i had done MCA in 2009.Could you please let know that is there any age barrier in growing my career in testing at this age because i am not getting any interview calls and not able to understand why? Or is there any hope for future in this line.

Thanks & Regards,

Preeti

#72 venkatesh on 04.08.13 at 6:39 am

WHY CANT MBA STUDENT DO A SOFTWARE TESTING . WHY THERE IS SO MUCH OBJECTION IN INDIA.

#73 Aarthi on 05.15.13 at 2:51 pm

Hello sir,
I am 2006 passed out eng student. have very less exp in software testing i.e 1.9 years .
i have done Istqb and Oca certification, done qtp course also.
how do i search for job, did not get any call.
please suggest me..

Thanks

#74 Himanshu Saini on 06.09.13 at 6:18 am

I complete b.tech in stream of electronics and communication. I want to go in software line please tell me any course related of software line.

#75 prashant patne on 06.12.13 at 11:59 am

hey i am prashant . I completed my B.E in computer engg on 2010 & now i work in IBM company pune.i want to say s/w testing is an great field for bright carrier….

#76 Kurtis on 06.24.13 at 8:20 pm

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#77 HIMADRI BHUSAN SATYANARAYAN DAS on 06.25.13 at 4:39 am

I’m a B-tech(ECE) 2013 pass out student, so i need a software testing job , is their any scope in BHUBANESWAR for getting such type of job ,if yes then please suggest me, and please help me for find a job. that’s all.
THANK YOU

#78 Lakshmi on 06.25.13 at 1:45 pm

It’s not good…………for me

#79 soma sekhar chamakuri on 06.25.13 at 5:27 pm

hii everyone,
its a good article for freshers.Because i,ve completed Bsc computers-2013.I dont know any thing abt testing.But this article inspires…Thank you

#80 siva shankar behera on 06.28.13 at 7:47 pm

Hiii Testers
I finisdhed my B.tech on 2013 n nw i m into testing field as my frndz adviced,, n d thing is nw i m doing course of mannual n QTP testing so i have given many resumes but for my knoweledge m thinking that my resume that gud to impress ,,, so plz can u help me out for my better resume plzz plzzz send me a testing resume format by which i can impress n get some calls

#81 siva shankar behera on 06.28.13 at 7:54 pm

Hiii Testers
I finisdhed my B.tech on 2013 n nw i m into testing field as my frndz adviced,, n d thing is nw i m doing course of mannual n QTP testing so i have given many resumes but for my knoweledge m thinking that my resume isnt that gud to impress ,,, so plz can u help me out for my better resume plzz plzzz send me a testing resume format by which i can impress n get some calls

#82 sameer sawant on 07.02.13 at 2:08 pm

hi i m fresher or a 3 months experienced manaul tester guy . left the testing job bcoz of some problem with CTO of d company . lookin out for new job in testing . write nw m doin a course in software testing .m not good at coding thats y its getting me very hard for finding any job related to IT .its almost 2 yrs after my graduation . help me out wat to do for my career interested in testing as i hv 3 months exp.

#83 nitish on 07.08.13 at 4:30 am

hi, iam a college student nd im persuing finalyear bsc(information system management) nd by last month nly i wrote an oracle exam i also got a certified professional certificate…… by aug i wil be attending campus in my college did i wil get job easily by having this professional cetificate?? everyone says that they wil expect more frm me as im a fresher i dont have that much knowledge nd skills can anyone guide me wat can i do now??? plzzzzzzz

#84 Abha on 07.17.13 at 6:06 pm

Hi!

Right now i am in a real delemma as i don’t find any way for getting a job in software testing field as a software tester
In 2008 I quit my job as a technical support consultant for an ERP firm due to family reasons and health issues.In ending 2009 I completed Diploma in Software Testing from seed academy pune after that I got married and couldn’t find job related to testing in vadodara.I am in mumbai from last two months and would like to go for testing jobs.Is it helpful for me to bag a job in software testing field If I do training and certification in QTP.Please guide me what to do next to get into the fied of testing..you can also email me at my email address abhaavadhoot@gmail.com
regard’s,
Abha

#85 ragavi on 07.27.13 at 8:07 pm

Hi I am Ragavi. I have completed Msc(cs) in 2012. I am so interested in IT field. I searched many job but i didnt get. Now i m working as a document specialist in wel reputed company. But I am planning to do software testing .. wil this course help to my growth.. Because i have some economical problem…

#86 Sandip Das on 08.10.13 at 5:06 pm

Hi I am Sandip. I have completed MCA in 2012 from Sikkim Manipal University. I searched many jobs but I didnt get, so at present I am working in System Solutions Service Center. But now I am interested to do software testing…. will this course help to my growth..Which is the best institute for software testing? How is the present market of software testing may I know ?

#87 Fresher on 08.10.13 at 6:51 pm

hi
i have completed my engineering in computer and want to make career as s/w tester
is there any scope in this field?
pls help

#88 Veena on 08.13.13 at 6:20 am

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#89 2013 passedout on 08.16.13 at 8:45 am

Hi,
Am fresher from Hyderabad completed B.Tech (ECE).I am searching for job I have joined in java coaching instead of being idle but m not finding any openings for Java.one of my senior told me to join for selenium testing as there are openings for that in an institute in ameerpet. Am not able to understand what to do.Will that course really helps me to get job. please help me.

#90 Ayaj on 08.16.13 at 7:11 pm

Hi,
I am 2009 passed out MBA-HR and have a good experience of 2 yrs in recruitments -IT/Non-IT. My interest develop towards S/w Testing as a career ahead and I am having good domain knowledge of Manufacturing, IT software. I have completed my certification in testing from reputed testing institute Pune with 71% marks and having good knowledge of testing-both theory & practical’s(done 2 projects) and have basic working on QTP,QC,LR. I am good in making resume with each and every content and formatting, cover letter as a recruitment proffesional. My problem is that I am 2009 passed out and that to in MBA-HR and not IT degree and companies prefer IT degree candidates….I can crack interview if I got a chance to attend interview. Please suggest me how to move further in testing as a entry level job? Do companies prefer MBA in Testing? Any one please suggest me on this query. please mail me on ayajsk@gmail.com

#91 Abhishek on 09.05.13 at 7:38 pm

Hi,
Thanks for the valuable Information.
Can a commerce graduate get In to testing field.
Kindly advise. Currently I am working with BPO, and I don’t want to show any kind of fake experience to get a testing job.

Thanks in advance for your guidance.

Cheers!!!

#92 kiruthigaa on 09.06.13 at 4:15 pm

Please suggest me with some examples of resume writing and cover letter as well since my resume dosn’t have any cover letter with it.
Thank you.

#93 suma on 09.12.13 at 11:08 am

Hai this is suma . i Completed my testing course.I am a fresher 2013.now i am preparing for ISTQB.could u please send me recent questions to my mail id madaka.suma@gmail.com

#94 vinay babu on 09.18.13 at 6:55 am

im a fresher frm B.TEch , passed out in 2013 frm ECE Branch, aggregate 70.2 %. presently im in a coaching process in testing, can i acquire a job after it ?

#95 vinay babu on 09.18.13 at 7:03 am

Please suggest me with some examples of resume writing and cover letter as well since my resume dosn’t have any cover letter with it.
Thank you

#96 vinay babu on 09.18.13 at 7:05 am

Hi,
Am fresher from Hyderabad completed B.Tech (ECE).I am searching for job I have joined in testing coaching instead of being idle .Will that course really helps me to get job. please help me.

#97 aruna on 09.26.13 at 6:15 pm

hai i am aruna completed my btech in 2008 passed out due to marrige i am in house till now but i want to start my career in software testing job i have already completed my testing courses please give me some valuble suggestiongs

#98 karthikavenkat on 09.28.13 at 5:57 pm

very useful. information…awareness is created..thanks for all

#99 mano on 10.02.13 at 10:31 am

hi i have completed my software testing courses recently ..and i want to know u from that can i do some freelancing testing from home..please guide..

#100 manisha on 10.09.13 at 4:31 pm

My name is mansha .I completed my graduation in 2012.and completed my diploma in software testing from seed infotech still now I am not gettibg any job nowmy age is 25 i am so vworried abot my future. I thibk age will beome,barrier for mepleaseguide .me.

#101 raj on 10.11.13 at 12:28 pm

hellow sir i completed my graduation in 2013.i done B.E in computer sceince.and my agregate percent is 56%.but iam intrested in software testing.so with these percentage can i go forward for trying job in testing.please let me know sir.i was fully bothering about my percentage.so please kindly give me solution.and alsoplease tellme how to aply directly to mnc companies.and one more sir,tel me about ITIL training.what is the benifits if we do this.if we do both software testing and ITIL training ,is there chances can be increase to getting job.

#102 Avinash on 10.18.13 at 2:57 pm

hello i am avinash i have done B Tec in cse field 2012 pass out and now i am going in the field of software testing.so my question is how i start my career in s/w testing field.as a fresher.and have some experience can i go to aborard for job.

#103 Ram on 10.19.13 at 9:42 am

Hii ,

Can You brief about Web app testing with ROR in Linux ?

How to start the preparation in this domain as fresher . ?

Thanks in advance

#104 goldi on 11.05.13 at 9:28 am

hii everyone,
its a good article for freshers.Because i,ve completed MCA computers-2013.I dont know any thing abt testing.But this article inspires…Thank you

#105 Rohit on 11.10.13 at 7:31 am

Hi….
i m rohit sharma completed b.tech in 2009 then did job for 2 yeras in plc scada then started m.tech in vlsi domain and completed in july 2013 but not getting a single interview call so i want to swith in it domain. Can i switch to it domain..?
If i do java / j2ee course can i get interview calls…..Plz suggest me….

#106 pratap on 11.16.13 at 10:41 am

Hi, I competed my mca in 2012 i have done my testing course in manual and qtp automation. i attended some interviews on testing but i could not get any job. some people suggested to me you put 3++ experience put ur resume. please give me what type of questions asked 3++ experence people .please send me my mail id pratapr588@gmail.com ,Thank you…

#107 rachna on 11.16.13 at 6:20 pm

I am B.tech,done a course in Software testing.But due to my career gap I am not getting any calls.Even I am ready to work for without any salary for a month or till the company doesn’t realize that I am able to do good quality work.I am much confident about my skills,but not getting job.what to do?

#108 Mahita on 11.18.13 at 5:20 pm

It was very difficult for me to get a job in IT industry too. I had given many interviews but no call back and no offer letter. My cousin told me about IT job referral course from mtutor.in. This course has been a blessing for me. It helped me to prepare for job interviews in a better way and I got referrals from employees working in IT industry. I work now in one of the best IT companies as associate software engineer.

#109 ankur on 11.30.13 at 7:58 am

hi

#110 VISHAL on 12.05.13 at 1:12 pm

hello! I am a BE Mumbai university student and I have been doing engineering for the past 7 years. My subjects of the final year are remaining, and my college is completed. Now I am looking 4 a job of a software tester,and besides studying I am interested in doing the tester job. Please help me find one job as I desperately need it..THANK YOU

#111 swapnil more on 12.19.13 at 7:37 pm

My name is swapnil more .I completed my graduation in BSC IT and completed my diploma in software testing from seed infotech. I am looking for a job.

#112 subramanikrishnan on 12.25.13 at 8:14 am

Am i interested in testing field and also many interview attend am not get single job but also what can i do ,please help me……..
Thanking You

#113 sanjay on 01.03.14 at 12:46 am

At present i have joined a course on manual and automation testing. what else I need to study to get a job in testing.

#114 Akshobhya on 01.04.14 at 3:42 am

Hello,
I have completed b.e in 2011 in information science stream. I want job I don’t have experience . I was working in company dey took me as sql developer but dey made me to data entry job now I am feeling lik i spoiled entire life.Please some one help me. How to get job in testing field .

#115 Shefali on 01.09.14 at 2:25 am

Hello,
I really liked the posting and appreciate the experience you are sharing. I am currently not working in IT related files. I am very interested in QA career. I have started applying for jobs and have got interview. However, since I dont have any experience, no one wants to give me chance. I have also tried adding some experience from my current role. It is still not helping. Please help me with suggestions. I have completed the qa course from an institution.

#116 kadam priyanka on 01.21.14 at 8:15 am

I AM A B.E GRADUATE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING(2008-2012)..
i am having aggregate of only 58%,,as a fresher i really don’t know,which is the area/field of the job that i should look into…initially i was interested in computer science and i took the course thinking that i would learn something new ,like how the computer works etc,etc..but later due to some reasons and the bad quality of the teaching,,i became uninterested in computer science, but i completed the course only in-order to get a bachelors degree for the purpose of a job..
i even properly cant write a C++ program…and java ,,,.net ,,,these languages are beyond my scope…
As i have spent the most worst 4 years of my student life in studying the subject in which i had no interest at all,,I AM THINKING, why at-least now i shouldn’t work in the field for which i am best suited..
some of my seniors advice me to do certification courses in c,c++,java,.net,mysql etc etc….But to be frank i am not interested in learning them again..
On the other hand my communication & presentation skills are not that good,and i am not having a pleasing personality or attractive looks..i am from a rural area..but i can speak clear English and Hindi with good pronunciation that could be understood by the people.
If i go in the sales or marketing field ,,,there they prefer mba for good post and 12 pass for local jobs ,,,moreover in marketing, i may need to deal with rough and tough people,,and also other kind of difficult situations,,but i am a soft spoken ,mild guy..

As i have heard people saying bpo and call centers also don’t have a long professional life..

when i look into naukri or monster.com ,,they ask

1)Current industry:
ITES/ BPO/ KPO
IT/ Computers – hardware
IT/ Computers – Software
Banking/ Financial Services
Market Research
datawarehousing

2) Function:
Marketing & Communications
Sales/ Business Development

3) Key skills:
??????????:(:(:(

these things leave me confused ,,,i really cant understand what to fill up in these fields .
And when i try to think what is the area of my interest,,i will be in a confused state,,
Now i am in no position to do Extra course,,,since, in my family we are having some sort of financial crisis…
i would be really thankful,grateful and happy if someone could the solve the problem for me,,if some could answer these questions for me…
please please please reply soon,,i will be awaiting your response..

THANK YOU

#117 clive marshal on 02.08.14 at 11:35 pm

thanks vijay

#118 rajakishore on 02.17.14 at 11:52 am

Hello,
I am rajakishore and i have completed B.Tech in 2011 in computer science stream with good percent. I want job on testing but I don’t have any experience on testing but am passion in testing and completed course on testing for two times with good knowledge due to some crisis am working as event organizer but my interest to get a testing job from my child hood onwards am passion in testing and i used to test every things when my parents brought some things such as machines, mixers etc., Please some one help me. How to get job in testing field.

#119 m z shah on 02.22.14 at 6:03 pm

Hi, I have done my mechanical engg. in 2010. I am planning to get certified from ISTQB and prep is going on. What is the chance for getting job in Software testing since my background is mech not IT course.
Please kindly suggest me in any ways.

#120 Manish on 02.27.14 at 7:10 am

Hi,

Thanks for the above detailed information about Software testing, it’s very informative.

I am a BCS last year drop out (2002). Currently I m working in BPO and want to switch my career as S/W tester.

Kindly suggest if i can get a job if I do S/W testing course without dgree.

Thanks,
Manish

#121 JISHNU M on 03.16.14 at 9:46 am

Hi sir\Madam
I Am B .com graduate .and i already done computer course (c ,c++ ,.net)but am working in semi accounts in IBM bangalore.i want to change my carrer in software field ….or software testing can i get openings in IT field?

#122 Vaishali on 03.19.14 at 5:54 am

I Have completed my Bsc physics and currently I am working with Manufacturing industry , from last 3 years I am working with the same company as a service assistant , providing technical support to customer for CNC m/c related problems.
but now i want to switch to IT, so which courses is good for me??
Can I do CCNA and software testing course, can I get good job easily after completion of course??

Thanks….

#123 Pragyan on 04.03.14 at 3:49 pm

Dear Sir,
I have passed my 5 year Integrated MCA in 2010 with 80% marks. Also my 10th and +2 marks are good. I wasted 1st 1.5yr entering in a false company and after that I have done a course and project in testing.
I have uploaded my resume in different recruitment sites but till now unable to get any interview call for testing.
I have been working as a KPO Executive in Hyderabad from past 2.5 years. I dont have any experience in testing.
i want to apply as a fresher in testing. Please suggest me what to do for getting interview calls for testing. Is it for my poor resume or year gaps??

Thanks in advance.