Job Benefits for Software Testers – What’s on your Wish List?

Recently I was going through one software testing recruitment post to post on our job section and got amazed to see the list of benefits provided by the employer. The position was for “Software Test Team Leader” for UK’s IT Employer.

In the recruitment advertisement employer mentioned following benefits for new joiners:

“You can expect great technical training (including support for the ISTQB Certified Tester Advanced Level) and we have an in-house training division who will look after your personal development too. As well as unrivalled opportunities for career development, Our company offers a bonus scheme, pension, private medical care, permanent health insurance, life assurance, share scheme, discounted childcare vouchers, flexible working options and 25 days holiday with an optional extra holiday purchase scheme.

We strive to reflect our core values by providing a great working environment, and our active sports & social team hosts a wide variety of events such as a summer party, fireworks display, quiz nights and a wide range of sporting events”

Ah, that’s the complete wish list any employee have thought of.

Employer of the Quarter


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So what’s the conclusion here?

Are glory days coming again? 

Some employers took benefit of economic slowdown, thinking that they are already paying enough money to do the job, then why to offer more benefits. On the other hand, employees were in need of jobs so they accepted any offer received, without thinking much about benefits.

Things are changing now. As the globe is slowly coming out of this worst economic crisis, there are many job openings available in the market. Now employers will have to rethink their recruitment plans to offer good benefits to attract the best talent.

However, this employee benefits program is not same for all companies. Some small companies simply can’t afford to provide all such benefits. To remain competitive in this cutting edge technology, I think companies should be creative in selecting the benefits for their employees. Basic perks plus some necessary benefits depending on job type and location can attract good talent even for small companies as well.

Let’s hope that worst days are behind now and software industry will boom again.

What’s your case?
Have you received the benefits you were looking for?
What benefits does your company offering to new employees?




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46 comments ↓

#1 krisna

My employer paying me the salary!! thats what they called benefits ;-)

#2 Dhiru

I prefer flexible office timings. Especially when you are just married :-)

All these benefits largely differ company to company depending on company size and financial situation.

#3 elisions

As a software tester, i am really happy to read this post. I am just a fresher working for just $200 per month.

I hope i will be there soon.

#4 Pro

hmm..
not all but yes, i got most of the benefits i asked for. many times it’s on u. How u present yourself to employer and demand things u want.
It also depends on the urgency of the employer to hire the particular skill set candidates.

#5 Sharmila

hi all… this is sharmila completed my B.Tech IT, 2009 passed out… i’ve completed a course in Software Testing, i’m looking for a job in testing domain…. can any pls guide thro’ any openings pls …..
if so just mail me at sharmii88@yahoo.co.in

#6 Akansha Sharma

There is no need to know about all these things,bcz it is not necessary that u have to perform all these type of testing in ur company.explain only testing which u do in ur company.

Thnx

#7 Aman

Akansha,
As a tester u should know types of testing….u won’t loose anything, by knowing ….right?.

#8 Govardhan Reddy M

Dear Ms. Akansha Sharma (# 7),
I totally agree with you. But my intention in giving/mentioning all the definitions/terms is NOT just based on one organization BUT to the best of my knowledge I covered 14 organizations of Bangalore.

So, Its generic to almost all oraganizations. What I meant to convey is, Its better to know what is what of each definition/term. It doesn’t mean that, We have to do all types of testing in our real time work environment. Instead of saying “no” to the interviewer, Its better to say “atleast definition”.

Hope you got – I guess!

Thanking you.

Regards,
Govardhan Reddy M,
Software Test Engineer.
“You don’t have to win every argument, Agree to
disagree”

#9 gururaj

Dear Govardhan Reddy your post was very good and informative thanks. These are really helpful in inerviews.

#10 gururaj

Hi ! All This is Gururaj, Have done B.E in computer science 2009 pass out and have done testing course in software and protocol testing. And have knowledge in QTP. If any one know opennings in testing please tell me.

Thanks all,

#11 aashiq

sharmii88@yahoo.co.in

hi sharmila now HCl has vast opening in Software Testing..u can get in touch with HCL Tech walk-ins…happening in chennai and banglore and also in Hyd..try it out…

#12 Jaypee Iyer

I think the job benefits are bound to increase if one is certified. The CSTE body of knowledge is rich, comprehensive and extremely rigorous – http://bit.ly/qaistp

#13 HARSHENDRA

Hi…. i am harshendra
what is the average salary of a software tester as fresher level…could u tell me please sir..

#14 sharmii

No salary for fresher :(

#15 Fatima

I always feel that my job is taking my entire life.I want flexible timing.

#16 Fatima

I always feel that my job is taking my entire life.I want flexible timing.
I always believe that there is life beyond success :)

#17 Nagaraj

Hi all,
All your document related articles are very useful to all and especially to me.Thank you all

I’m staying in bangalore.I’ve been worked as a java developer for 2 years then they put me in to performance tuning and testing side.I have learnt some online tools,plugins and IBM Rational performance tester tool which is related to performance testing.I have around 6-8 months in this.This is purely technical testing.Now i’m confused whether i have to continue into performance testing itself or again going to developing side.can anyone tell me which is best? Performance tester carreer is better than developer?
Please reply as soon as possible.I’m planning to switch other company.If performance testing carrer is good then do i need to take any course.

Waiting for your reply,
Nagaraj
“We won’t get anything without we try it”

#18 hanumant

hi i just got job in software testing in a good company.
testing is the field where u can have your job with smile in ur face. its not very mind bursting . you will enjoy to work .

#19 Umarfaruk

I have done B.E in IT in 2009 Pass out.
i am looking job in software testing .
my current locations is pune.please inform if any vacancy.
Mail id:-)umarmanguli@com

#20 mahantesh

Hi friends, i’m working as a software testr . testing is the good field u can get more than ur expectation. really i’m enjoying my job n every one ll love this field bec this is the field for who can break the software by finding the BUGS n one more thing this is the quality work.
now days most of the companys hiring the tester bec to increase the quality of product. Organizations are ready to invest on Test Management & Testing Tools.Testing has now become a aspiring Profession.now days most of the companys providing good training for frsher.
All the best for who is trying to get job in software testing field.

Thanks,
Mahantesh Hadimani

#21 utthirakumar

I have done B.E in CSE in 2010 Pass out.
i am looking job in software testing ..my current location is chennai … i have decided to do any course regarding in testing. i dono which one is best.. please say me.. which one is best…please inform if any vacancy…

Waiting for your reply,
utthirakumar

#22 utthirakumar

pls mail me at utthirakumar@gmail.com

#23 sandeep

hello,

I am a ISTQB certified tester and an engineering graduate.I have passed my degree in 2008but i am a fresher.
Can any one help me in job search in software testing.

my emaid id: sandeepjandiyal285@gmail.com

#24 Nitesh

@ Sandeep,

there are openings in my current company..
send me ur resume at s.nitesh07@yahoo.co.in
location is gurgaon

#25 Rajani Jaiswal

hello,
Myself Rajani Jaiswal i m a fresher and MCA in 2009 batch and done manual and automation testing course .
Can any one help me in job search in software testing.
my current location is in noida.
my email id is – rajnirajni1234@gmail.com

#26 nandhini

hi frnds i have planned to do software testing course. which is the gud center in bangalore

#27 Sonali

A candidate was filling a form after rounds of interview and stopped at one question…
Expected Salary:
he thought for a while and wrote…



“Yes”..
!!!…
that was the situation a year back….
but now many opportunities are knocking the door….
:-)

#28 RajPool

Dear All,

I am under depression at tis point of time…. I have 1.6 yrs on developing(Java) domain and 1.3 yrs of manual testing, strong knowledge of QTP, I feel testing is a quality job and carry my future with it… Rite now i am earning on 1.6lks per annum…
Wat culd be my package in an MNC company……
I need positive advices… PPPPPleaseeeeeee Help.. :(

#29 Thirumurugan

Hi, Iam looking for a job in software testing, Iam with 6 years of domain Life Insurance,Plz suggest me with openings mail id: thiru_pm1@rediffmail.com

#30 Raju

Hi Guys,

I am having 6+ years experience in manual testing. I m planning to change for a new job. My I donno why, i m not at all getting interview calls. There is less demand for manual testing or what? Many of u in the above comments say that market is very good. But i donno y i m not getting calls (posted cv in one site… but got only 2 calls in a month)… :(

#31 alpa

HI guys,

i have finished my BE EXTC in 2010 and looking for a job in s/w testing in mumbai. I have not done any course for this just learnt testing from internet. If oyu find any opening please suggest me at alpa_bhanushali@rediffmail.com

#32 smita

hi all,
this is smita completed my BE in extc in 2007 . Recently I completed Software testing course.I v knowledge of SAP ABAP also.I worked for for one year as Embedded Engineer.So I have knowledge of Embedded testing and writing its test cases.Is it ll helpful?But for sofware testing I am fresher…. can anybody pls guide thro’ any openings pls which matches my profile …..
if so just mail me at talktosmit@gmail.com

#33 atul

hi
this is atul ,i have completed BE in 2010 n i have no exp .
n i m interested in soft-testing so please suggest me any
sort term course in software testing,which will be usefull
for me in future.

#34 Srinivas

Is there any calls for exp people ?

#35 Yara

Hi this is Yara from Jordan, just to say that i have really ENJOYED the content; all of it, thank you very much, its really a software testing help!

#36 Priyanka

hi, i am searching for a job in Testing. Can anyone let me know if you have any openings please?

#37 Sriram

I want to do software testing course and join in the testing job. Please advise which institute will be the best to learn the software testing course in bangalore/ chennai.

#38 swati

I am aspiring to learn qtp and i started learning but am uunable to write scripts very easily, can u pl. give some tips so that my life can be easy

#39 Alison

No Uni
20,000 starter salary
flexi-time
shed loads of fringe benefits!

#40 priyanka

hai iam priyanka dng my final yr b.tech IT plz planning to do software testing course plz some one help me hw much benefit it has for freshers to get job as tester and plz say hw much salary can tester get?mail to my email with suggestions priyankakumar92@gmail.com

#41 Supriya Pangal

Hi, I am Supriya done BSc-IT in 2012 still seraching for job in IT can anyone suggest me which course I should do so that I will get a job in IT sector. Awaiting for your reply…

:)

#42 priya

hii am a fresher I do testing courses in green infotech what is the fresher’s salary and how it is useful

#43 priya

hello testing benefits anyone tel me

#44 Rahul Suthar

hello I want to joining in software testing ,whats benifit of tester and my classification B.TECH (ME) any issu in this case. plzz tell me.

#45 hi, im passed btech(EEE) want to go in software line.so please can anyone tell me which course will be better,for getting a software job?

hi, im passed btech(EEE) want to go in software line.so please can anyone tell me which course will be better,for getting a software job?

#46 kaibalya

hi, im passed btech(EEE) want to go in software line.so please can anyone tell me which course will be better,for getting a software job?
mail-kaibalya.kb@gmail.com

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