How to Get Software Testing Job Quickly

Recently, we are getting this question a lot of times.

How to Get a Software Testing job? How to get an entry in Software Testing field? or Can I get a job in QA Testing field?

All these questions are similar and I want to give also similar answer for this. I have written a post on choosing software testing as your career where you can analyze your abilities and know which are the most important skills required for software testing.

Job Benefits for Software Testers

Recently, I was going through one software testing recruitment post to post on our job guidance 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

 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.

How to Get Job in Software Testing Field?

I will continue mentioning that “know your interest before going into any career field”.

Just going to software testing career or any other hot career is wrong and which may result in loss of your job interest as well as your job.

Now you know your abilities, skills, interests right? and you have made a decision to go for software testing career as it is your favorite career and you suit most in this career. So here is a guideline for how to get a good job in software testing field.

If you are a fresher and just passed out from your college or passing out in coming months then you need to prepare well for some software testing methodologies. Prepare all the manual testing concepts. If possible have some hands-on on some automation and bug tracking tools like Bugzilla, HP ALM, and Jira.

It is always a good idea to join any software testing institute or class which will provide you a good start and direction of preparation. You can join any 4 months duration software testing course or can do diploma in software testing which is typical of 6 months to 1 year. Keep the preparation going on in your course duration. This will help you to start giving interviews right after getting over your course.

If you have some sort of previous IT experience and want to switch to software testing then it’s somewhat simple for you. Show your previous IT experience in your resume while applying for software testing jobs. If possible do some crash course to get the idea of software testing concepts like I mentioned for freshers above. Keep in mind that you have some kind of IT experience so be prepared for some tough interview questions here.

As companies always prefer some kind of relevant experience for any software job, it’s better if you have relevant experience in software testing and QA. It may be any kind of software testing tools hands-on or some testing course from reputed institutes.

Please always keep in mind- Do not add the fake experience of any kind. This can ruin your career forever. Wait and try for some more days to get the job by your abilities instead of getting into the trap of fake experience.

Last important words, Software testing is not ‘anyone can do career!’ Remove this attitude from your mind if someone has told such kind of foolish thing to you. Testing requires in-depth knowledge of SDLF, out of box thinking, analytical skill and some programming language skill apart from software testing basics.

So best luck and start preparing for your rocking career! I will continue writing this career series and what you actually need to prepare for software testing interview.

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1,386 thoughts on “How to Get Software Testing Job Quickly”

  1. Hi, I’m Koushik, having two year & eight months of experience in Core Networking field.I’m holding B.Tech degree in computer Science & Engineer trade and CCNA certification and also pursuing Aix System Administration Certification.But now I’m looking for change.I have a bit of interest in Software Testing.

    I here for your suggestion.I will be highly obliged if you send me the details of Software Testing Courses with good institute in Bangalore.I’m waiting for your positive response.Please find the attachment.

  2. hi this is vishal mahajan
    i did my engg. in 2008(IT)
    and got placed in a company however company didn’t called
    and in 2010 i joined a bank as an executive
    but now i have left my job and wnt to make my carrer in s/wr testing

    plz guide me how to get trained a nd get a job in d field

    thanx in advance

  3. I am looking for a Manual testing job in Delhi/NCR. I have 6 months training in black box testing . I did MCA from Madurai Kamaraj University.

    Please help me out if u know any opening in Delhi/NCR.

    uday_itmail@yahoo.co.in

    Thanks in advance.

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    I will not refer Seed Infotech to any friends.They will not cheated in future.will suggest to go Seed Intech,pune . they teach nothing . Its waste of your time & money. Students misguide by their lots advertisement

    I already done IBM seed testing course and regrest now. still,many friends & I have not got job. Will suggest not join Seed & SQTL . do training from any working professional who have project experience .

  5. I’m a science pg student and worked wid infosys bpo for 4 months till2009 jan. I’m interested in learning manual testing.. can i as a science student make a career in manual testing succesfully widout putting a fake? or is it really necessary that i hav to take tat risk…

  6. hi vijay
    i had completed software testing course in chennai stc thirdeye tech but im 2009 passout student still any opening is there for 2009 fresher ,i have interest to work in testing field but im not having any experience in tis field ,how do get job in testing field pls tel me suggestion to get job…i need job now

  7. Hi Vijay,

    I dont know if you can understand my job dissatisfaction. I am 2006 pass out, have 1yr6m BPO exp and 1yr production support exp and now working as Tech Supp Engi, i want to switch to testing is is possible.

    Eagerly awaiting ur reply, pls suggest.

    Thanks in advance. Wishing you and everyone have a nice day :)

  8. Hiii..
    I am a B.E(CS) fresher,2010 passout…and also I’ve completed the training for manual testing nd automation(QTP). I didn get any openings upto now. so if there any openings in testing freshers, please send me mail whcich i have mentioned.
    Thanks & Regards.
    Leema.

  9. hi..
    i am also interested in making my career in software testing. can any body suggest good training institute at bangalore.

  10. Dear friends,

    i did my B.Tech (IT) and also have a Masters Degree in IT..and have no experience in the IT field…how do i start my career in Software testing…and could i do my course in NIIT(name of the course) or will i get a job without doing the course…and what will be my starting salary approximately….plzzzzz give me suggestions …thank u …

    this my ID;

    icecool.dec@gmail.com
    plz give suggestions reg the above query
    thanx in advance..

  11. I am having 2.5 years of experience in software testing and found that one of the challenging platform in IT industry, because u should know the app. completely and should think out of box. However developers need to know completly, only the assigned module.

  12. Dear friend,

    I am working as a senior Analyst in market research in KPO and having 4 years of experience & I have completed my MCA from sikkim manipal university during these 4 years.Also did 2 months software testing course and cleared ISEB.Can anybody tell from where I can get knowledge of tool like winrunner etc so that I can get job in manual testing field.

  13. Hello Vijay,
    My self Kunal. I am Fresher. I have done short term
    Software testing diploma at seed infotech pune. now a
    days i am searching for a job. But one problem is theire
    that i am fresher. I completed my graduation BSC (IT).
    but my 10th and 12 th percentage is very low and in
    graduation i got first class. this thing is affected on my carrer so can u suggest me what can i do?

  14. Hi

    My name is Prashanth and I am a BCA Graduate. I am working in a BPO from nearly 6 years for one of the leading Banks in the world, where I am trained on most of the banking products and features and at present I am a Subject Matter Expect. I want to move to Software Testing. I have completed QAI CPST training and also got my certification from QAI. Please advise me the options available.

    Thanking you in hope a way forward.

  15. hi all ,need an advice i have done my be it from pune university 2009 passout,currently searchin 4 a job in testing in each int i faced dis pb—>if u hav done be why u wanna do testing though u can do coding.

    now the openings 4 ,2009 batch is less so really serious about my carrer plz help me out.If any openings plz mail me at prasad.s.kuwadekar@gmail.com

  16. hello sir,
    i am sukhi from chandigarh. I have done BCA and MSCIT from PU.I want to start my carrier in software testing.For this i am going to join a software testing training in Mohali.I want to know the growth of software testing as i am from Chandigarh and there is not a good scope of software testing please help me i am very confused.

  17. I have 5 months experience as desktop support eng and 5 months as technical support eng.So i am planning to join software testing course .So any one kindly provide a suggestion for the same.

  18. I am a hotel Managment gradute .. currently completing my SOFTWARE TESTING from SEED INFOtech… i have this question .. as iam not from IT background how will it effect me getting the job as SOFTWARE TESTER… although i have completed MY Manual testing an iam well versed with it… still some of the friends in my dept says you wont be getting the job as iam not from sofrtware background.. plz help or suggest on my comment..?

  19. Hi Team,

    I have completed MCA in the year 2009 form VTU. I have 3 years of BPO experince. Currently i am working in IBM India Bangalore.

    I have completed Software testing course in Best institute in bangalore i.e., Manual and Automation( QTP).

    Question : Can i show BPO experince? or Shall i keep fake experice? and i have attended 4 interview could not clear.

    Please help me.

  20. hi, i am planning to take testing course, i finished my BCA is it really worth doing it, and can i get placements easily?? please suggest.

  21. Hi
    I am currently in London, UK and like to pursue s/w testing course. I like to self learn as there are hardly any quality institutes which offer good training and fees are too high as well. I possess good experience in programming and technical support.

    Can anyone let me know the best place for finding
    the resources for beginners to get into s.w testing?

    I am open for group study, if anyone interested drop me an email to virgo75_in@yahoo.com.

    Advance Thanks.

    Cheers
    Krish

  22. Hi, i have 3.6 years of experience in technical support voice process…however im not interested to continue in this field, also i have done b.tech/computer..would like to go for software testing field but i dnt hv any experience related to this field…any ideas if you can help me which institute would be best to go for a training and also wat will be the package if i join now into s/w testing…plz help

  23. hi,my name is senu. Am a 2009 pass out. But i have only 1 yr exp, that too in Non-IT field. I have recently done a 3 months course in Software Testing(both Manual and Automation) and currently searching for a job in Manual Testing. I wanted to make my career in Testing.I am in hyderabad right now. Please inform me if anybody get to know about any openings.
    Please guys i am badly searching for a job. my mail ID is srinivasmca30.com

  24. hi,

    I am a fresher and m doing s/w testing course. Most of the openings for s/w testing are for experience person. What am I doing, please suggest me…….

  25. I’m Mahesh passing out student in BCA. I want to go for Software Testing but i havan’t idea about certification so tell me what type of certification i have got. what was job possibility?

  26. Hi ,

    I have 3.5 years experience in BPO nonvoice, but i completed my Msc in 2006 and mphil in 2010, so i put forward to my resume consider as fresher in software testing.

    I am looking for software testing job, i done my software testing course in Accord infomatrix chennai.

    please suggest some ideas.

  27. Hi all,
    i have complated my software testing course from pune
    and my eduction is MCM and Bsc(electronics). i am a fresher. so could you
    please help me to searching a job in software testing (pune).
    So many people around me demotivating me by saying that there is no oppurtunities for freshers and now days company hired only a BE or MCA people.Is that true.

    please help me..

    Thanks & Regards

    Sarika Hirave

    sarika.hirave@gmail.com

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