What is your job profile in software testing? [POLL]

To make softwaretestinghelp.com a better and all-in-one place for software testing professionals, here I am conducting a quick readers poll. Basically I am starting a series of such polls to know more about our readers and their requirements.

Such ‘readers poll’ post series will help me to plan my future articles. So don’t forget to make your vote count.

To start with, here is our first poll question:



#1 Arun.D

iam working in and using both manual and automation testing but i likely to view the testing which is about emmbeded systems,network testing like that that could be more helpfull for my career development

#2 Prashant

Though, I am associated with manual testing in my organization, but I also have experience in automation testing. I know Silktest tool to automate web based application. Apart from these I also have some knowledge in some Open source tool like WET. Kindly guide me, what is the future ahead of those who knows SilkTest and SilkPerfomer testing tool. So far I have only 1 yr of experience

#3 Subhas


Currently I am into manual testing of the web applications. But I need to change my profile to automation testing using QTP. Hence as a beginner in QTP, will you plz help me how to start working on it? Plz Suggest me any good matetials/online articles on QTP? Also let me know about any institute who provides training especially on QTP.


#4 Vijay

Yes Arun, The network testing guide from testing point of view is on my post agenda. As you know previously I have posted articles series on “Soft skill for software testers” including communication skill improvements.

Knowledge of Operating systems, Databases like SQL is must for many domains.

As always said by me, you should not worry about future of any domain. If you have passion for doing anything (say software testing) you will survive in any storm ( like recession ;-)

If you know/like SilkTest then be the expert in it!

#5 Karthik

hi Vijay,
This is karthikeyan working as manual software testing engineer past 3 years. working in E-Commerce, Online Exam, Job Portal, Enterprise project management applications , content management applications and maintained discussions forums.
But I have communication problem so I have missing lots, Please give me yours suggestions/idea for improve my communication.

#6 Priya

Iam working as Manual tester i would like to know more on Manual as well as on automation testing also.

#7 Suhas M

When you work on any automation tool try to be expert in it, try to understand the concept how it works – be it functional testing tool, performance testing tool. Once you knoe you are good at working on one tool, you can easily get adapted to any other tool.

Regards, Suhas M.

#8 kishore

I am into manual testing, its 3+ yrs now but seeing the market situation and demand it has become necessity to have automation knowledge as well. So do you think learning loadrunner is sufficient or do i also have to learn qtp? There is no automation work happen in my current company. In that situation, how feasible it would be to lean loadrunner?

#9 Amit

Hi i am working as manual Test Engineer in my organization.I also do some QA activities like writing Test cases.Testing and QA are different activities.I want to know is there any link from where i can get free automation tool like QTP,Winrunner

#10 Nataraj

Hi i am involved in manual Testing as well in performance testing using OpenSTA tool in web application domain.. So i am looking for friends those who can share their knowledge in openSTA… Plz if there any body working with OpenSTA.. mail me

#11 Lopa

I recently started working in a major telecomm instrument company where i test embedded system,TCP/IP testing and other network bandwidth related testing.it is both manual and automated,but very different type of tools.

#12 Pavan Ankus

I am presently working with Medicaid Project executing the test cased manually and reporting the issues. Can any body help me with throwing some knowledge about the Pharmacy Claims Processing i am using the PES (desinged by EDS) for submitting the claims.
I shall be thankful to you
Pavan Ankus.

#13 Shailesh

I am A developer. I am a lead for both QA and dev team.
Always like to read the good things shared on testing here and it helps me to manage my QA team.

#14 jayant chauhan

hi my name is jayant chauhan and i am from mumbai,
I m looking for a job in testing, i am having 1 year experience in STC Third Eye Technology on manual testing. If any opening in Mumbai for software testing do let me know Please.

#15 Srikanth Komandla

Hi, i am involved in manual Testing as well in Automation testing using FitNesse/ Selenium tool in web application domain.. So i am very much interest in sharing knowledge in Fitnesse/Selenium or any other open source tools… if any body working with these open source tools.. plz mail me..

#16 Srikanth Komandla

Hi All,

does any one working with Concurrent Testing using any open source Automation tool, please advise me which tool is support to test concurrency testing in two different UI servers, appreciate your help…

#17 chandra kant

hi i m chandrakant from delhi and done MCA in 2005 and working in delhi govt. sector as a programmer on contract basis currentoy working in php and my sql but i m intresting in testing software so pl anbody help me
i m looking for a job in testing but i have not any experience in testing

#18 Suhas M

@ Amit,

“I also do some QA activities like writing Test cases. Testing and QA are different activities.”

This is strange, Amit would you tell what according to you is QA activity and how its different from testing?

#19 Manisha

I am working as a Web Tester .

#20 Manisha

Hi, I m working as a web Tester. I want more info abt website testing. On which areas we need to focus more and upto which extent needs to do testing.

#21 dharma

hi all
want to enter in the software testing just give me all your openiun how can i take spet into sotware testing


Hi to all .Iam working as Manual/Automation Tester ans interested to share and learn innovative concepts in testing if u know mail me baskar.cm@rediffmail.com

#23 Yasmine

i do manual testing for mobile devices applications and i am a QA team member i try to improve my writing skills for test cases please provide more subjects about test cases.



Hi friends here i wan to say that please provide very useful information,suggestion and discussions,feedback regarding testing.I have very optimistic to make this website as one of the top notching website for software testing in IT World.

So and i ask the moderator to provide additional links such as,Discussion page,Testing events,Testing Jobs,Latest activities in this site,Testing News,Articles with Pictures.I hope we will make beeter than the best.

You can reach me at baskar.cm@rediffmail.com

#25 anil ram shirsat

suggest me about which automation testing tool i should learn

#26 penisetty.

Hi All,

I am working as Sr. test Engineer in my organization. I also do some QA activities like writing Test cases. Testing and QA are different activities. here I am using Manual testing only. I know the tools too….I used to give leatures on Manual testing as well as Automation. I have writen so many Articles on testing giving good suggesstions. now I need only one help from ur side i.e. I need frame work testing doc. with loadrunner.

Thanking u.

#27 Ami


I am working in manual testing field.
I wish if you can provide more practical approach to a tester(manual & automation both).
We can discuss here, about actual testing flow followed in a company…
also how one can follow more standard process of testing in manual part…


Here i want to say for all testers post your comments and if u created any blog regarding testing post it too and write ur mail id in order make contacts between us to produce the new generation of testers.it’s only my suggestion think again about this .thanks


i really appreciate the moderator of this since he posted jobs,vote poll ,testing articles, etc. keep it up .i will definitely help u to make this site as #1 website for software testing. greetings for the moderator and all of my friends,members

#30 G.Mallikarjun

I am working on manual testing and I have the knowledge on automation testing.I am using QTP 9.2.
I have to know about more on automation.

#31 prasanna

Hi vijay,

I am B.E.(Electronics). Now I am working “Manual Test Engg.” for website domain. I can done all manual testing. But I don’t know, domains knowledge, Server information means For Website testing what skills will neccessary for IT field background.

can anyone help me as early as possible,please.

#32 Vinoth

Hi ,
Can anyone please give answer for this..

what happens if a user deletes cookies while in site?

what happens if a user deletes cookies after visiting a site?

#33 prasanna

Hi vinod,

1. if user delete cookies in the site, automatically user logout from the site.
2. if User deletes cookies after visiting a site, maintained user detail log file is deleted. some pages get disturbed of the site.

#34 Ngoc Vu

The first, thank so much.
I am working as a manual tester but sometimes I use some open source tool test for my work. So, with me, all your articles are very useful. That’s really great.
I hope that U will post more articles about all area of testing ^_^: manual, automation, component ..v…v. Thanks so much

#35 Fikilem

Hi,am a tester working on manual and automation testing,is there any one who is using Test Complete 6 or who has a knowledge of this tool.Pls lets share the knowledge.

#36 Fikilem

Looking forward to read the answer to Manisha’s question.

#37 sai

i need the information about Storage Testing,can u provide me.

#38 Shilpa Bhandare


Can anyone please answer for this…..

1. If client gives negative feedback for testing, then how tester to be manager that situation.
& how can I avoid the effect in appraisal?

Software Test Engg.

#39 janne

hi, I am in manual web application testing. especially on functionarity testing.
I also engage in learning automation testing knowledges. I think it will help me doing software testing better.

#40 Sirisha

Respected seniors, Vijay plz. answer me.

How to answer – “what METRICS do you use? How many types of metrics are there?” It’s a most imp question in interviews. As far as i know, different metrics are–Defect Density, Defect Leakage, Traceability Matrix, Bug Trend Analysis(means comparing no of bugs in different versions). Types of Metrics are Process, Product, Project. “Do CMM, ISO 9000 come under Metrics?”. I am not concluding the above information. My attempt is to make clear that on what topic seniors have to give their kind and valuable suggestions.

Plz. respond with full details.

Yours faithfully………Sirisha

#41 Vinay

Hi Everyone,

I am starting as a fresher in this Testing field. My lead let me know about Selenium IDE, a mozilla plugin to do basic Website Testing. If I want to learn other technicalities about testing other than Selenium, which is the best one to start with. I have to learn it all by myself.

Thanks in Advance.

#42 ayodele

I’ve just completed foundation software testing course and will need your advice on how to get a job and progress.

#43 Litheesh

Kindly suggest me a very good institute (which will help me find a job) to study Software Testing in/near Chandigarh / Kochi / Coimbatore.

#44 ayodele

Hello, I did a mail ref no 42 on 11.08.08 but I don’t know how to view the reply if published.

#45 Ruchita

I want to enter in software testing. And I wanted the total information about testing .. How should i prepare for testing for companies queries?

#46 Tareni Pujari

I am a Testing Engineer.I am working as manual Test Engineer in my organization.I also do some QA activities like writing Test cases.Testing and QA are different activities.I want to know is there any link from where i can get free automation tool like QTP,Winrunner.I am also doing perfomance testing in two projects.But i didnot use automation testing on any project because our company use only manual testing.Please I want to know what i will do to establish in the Testing fields.

#47 jagannathan


I am thinking of pursuing Some good and carrier oriented software testing course. Can anyone suggest me the course and institution? i am based in chennai

#48 Swagata Mukherjee

Hi Everyone,

I am starting as a fresher in this Testing field. Now i am 1year 4 months ex. and work in a company .This site help me lot.

Thanks http://www.softwaretestinghelp.com

#49 saranya s

i have experience in manual testing for nearly 10 months… i am looking for company where i can gain good exposure.. if there are any vacancies kindly intimate me.. my id is findsaranya@gmail.com

#50 Hari Kishan

70% of my total testing experience i have been working as manual tester and rest 30% i have been on automation. I have used winrunner, Silk, Selenium for automation.

#51 Bharti

Hi all ,

I am a manual tester in my company and having 2 yr exp. now i want to learn automation .so planing to do QTP certification or IBM rational functional testing .
plz suggest which tool i should learn .
plz let me know the good institute in Bangalore.

#52 manik

Hi Everyone

Currently i am into Manual testing working for Web based and Desltop applications I am looking forward in future to learn about automation and dream to work in SAP Testing

Please if anyone doing SAP testing can guide me how to start

#53 priya

Hi all,

Currently i am into manual testing working with 1.8 yrs of experience.i am looking for job, is it neccessary to have certfication course from any any institute to know automation testing.or if do through online net knowledge will work in interviwes?

#54 priya

Hi all,

Currently i am into manual testing working with 1.8 yrs of experience.i am looking for job, is it neccessary to have certfication course from any any institute to know automation testing.or if do through online net knowledge will work in interviwes

#55 Pravin

Hello all,

I am in to Manual Testing, n i am working as QA Engineer with some company. I am having 1.9 yrs of experience in Manual Testing, my responsibility is to make Test Plan Doc, Test Case Scenario doc., which is further used by QC person for actual execution of Test Cases, looking forward to make career in Automation, specially in QTP.

#56 Mohan

Hello all,
Iam working in Manual testing….Iam having 1 2 yrs experience in this field….Working life Insurance domain…..I would like to learn Tools like QTP.can anyone help for that.How to start….Is there any material for QTP….Helpme to provide this things….

#57 nirav

hi all, currently i am working as a php developer in bombay. and searching for a job in testing because i am more interested in testing than development. and can u suggest how to prepare test cases and plans?? and what are the mfq asked??? can u help me on this id sampatnirav1984@yahoo.co.in

#58 Yamila Garriga

I need information about your testing curse and I will need your advice on how to get a job and progress.Thank you.

#59 Sameer

Dear All,

I am into manual testing for MCAD software, i also perform QA activities like Test plan development,Test plan execution and others things,also we have our own inbuilt software where in we do Automation activities..
And i am looking for a job in software testing in CAD domain.

My question is to build my carrier will i get jobs in CAD companies in testing in future? or should i need to change my domain , i am very confused and affraid about my future, Please give the suggestions…

#60 Bhakti


I am having 2 years exp in testing ( telecom domain) alongwith QA activities like writing testcases. Can anyone let me know how to proceed if i want to start working on business analyst profile

#61 neeraj

@ bhakti

You should pay more focus on the enhancing your business domain knowledge.Additionaly involve yourself in the client meetings to know the requirements of the clients and their customers.

maintain closeness with the team lead and manager.

#62 Kaiser

hi guys ..I am a fresher (2010 pass out) ., I got a job opening as a Software Tester.. Please tell me can i switch over to development after starting a my career in testing.

#63 Jitendra Singh Chauhan

I am sales professional.i am working with Sr.Sales Executive in AFL Pvt.Ltd.new delhi,my organisation are into supply chain management company having all india netwok and reliable for the customers,i do activities making a new customer,and collecting payments,prepared mis report for internal and external information,for generating profitable revenue .

Jitendra Singh Chauhan

#64 rup

i am working as a software developer,now i want to switch to s/w testing.Would it be benficial for me in the same company

#65 swapnil ghadage

hi friends
my name is swapnil.i am working in software compny as a game tester.would like any one suggest to me game testing exp is count in actual software testing.

#66 yogendra singh

Hi i am yogendra.I have done MCA in year 2009.I am uneployment yet.I am in delhi and searching job in testing profile.plz help how i can get a job in this field.

#67 Waqas

I Have done Bachelor in Computer science and job as a Test Engineer for last 4 years. My field is manual in embedded systems (industrial automation) . I want to do some testing with Web applications also but i didn’t find any place from where i can get some work regarding Web application. 2ndly i also want to learn about Test Automation tools. e.g. QTP, Loadrunner or Silktest .


Hi, I am working in Software testing company as Software test engineer. I want to know about testing concept like 1) QC is very imapartant topic on manual and automation testing. How to Exapalin from your site.
2)How is Quality Center(QC) imparatant in testing?
3)Tell me which module imparatant for Tester in basic level.

Thank You!
You can reach me @ sameer.samrat@gmail.com



I want to do some testing with Web applications also but I didn’t find any place from where I can get some work regarding Web application. 2ndly I also want to learn about Test Automation tools. e.g. QTP, Loadrunner or Silktest .

1) Please, give me some tips for Web testing.
2) Hoe to find error in web designing and development.
Please send me web testing and manual testing Check List.


#70 Preeti

I have been working for a company for last 9 months, Has involved my self into Web Application testing, Embedded application testing. I finish my work on time and gets a lot of free time. Now my problem is what shall do in this free time. Can any 1 give me some suggestion to use this free time to improve my quality of work.
. I asked my seniors they themselves are very confused of the career path
My probs
1. Shall I go for some automated testing tool but my company doesn’t have any licensed version of tool
2.I study a lot but I don’t see any any value addition to what I am doing now
3. Can any 1give me direction that can give me enough boost to remain in testing career for as long as 30 to 40 years
Please reply as soon as posible.

#71 jas

hi i want to start my career in software testing,,i have done b.tech in computer science and engg.
i am weak in programming,so you suggest me that should i opt this career,and what are the requirements?

#72 Taahaa

1 . I am working as a manual tester for past 1 yr in a small IT company we are not using any testing tools.
2. I am in black box testing.
3. If i want to jump to any MNC do i need to learn any thing like Qtp or new technologies ..
please reply soon…

#73 JAGJIT chauhan

I am a diploma engineer(MECHANICAL) and working with maruti suzuki India limited as a JET-1,What is my job profile.

#74 raj

dear freinds/seniors
i have done b.tech in electronics & communication engg.i want to make career in software testing.can i do this.is pragramming language is must for this.is their is any good institute who gives training regarding this.please guide me.

#75 satish

I am a BE (computers)passout in 2009.I have done a software testing coruse from Mindscripts Pune.But I am not getting a job in testing at all.How to get a job in testing,please advice as I am fed up.I am searching a job in Pune for last 6 months but not getting any interviews for testing.I am intetested in a manual testing job

#76 Damodar.Chindam

I have more than 4+years of IT experience in Software Testing. Currently I am working as a Software Test Engineer with Virtusa Software Services Pvt Ltd My experience also includes strong hands on experience in Software testing both manual and using automation tools (QTP 10.0 ).

#77 Santhosh

Adroit Technology has a popular online testing service to test websites, games, mobile apps, software at unbeatable prices & quality. We are looking out for good part time testers both experienced and inexperienced, to work on various projects for us. The candidate doesnt even have to quit the existing job and can work just for a few hours on weekends or from office and get paid well. Everything including payments would be managed online. We would also provide an experience certificate for our employees.

If interested please send your resume to santhosh.jose@proappsconsulting.com


#78 Siddharth

Hi, I have 1.6 yrs exp. in manual testing, I will be giving an ISTQB certification exam in January 2012. I want to build a strong career in software testing, so what courses or certifications should I posses for bright career in this field?
Also suggest good institutes for these certifications in Pune. i want to build a unique, high profile career in this field, please reply?


#79 ismal

Dear Sir (To whom it may concerned,
Anyone know where I could purchase a Job Profiling Test to be used for Undergraduates


#80 nithin

hello every one,

am planing to take course in testing,actually i dont have much knowledge in any of the softwaredomine
as am from health background..so, could any one tell me is this the right course to start my carrier
in software….????

#81 harry

hi all I have 2 yrs of experience in java developement but now i want to move in testing profile.Some one told me that for a java developer its better to go to selenium tool .but my motive to move in testing is to work on a tool that has a market demand plus i dont need a salary cut off too as being a fresher in testing profile.So what should i do ? should i go for selenium or QTP?As a java resource i ll defnelty have an add on advntage if i go for an interview after learning selenium tool. Plz suggest

#82 Sandhya


I am working as QA under Testing engineering team section… now i have been asked to move to “QA Support testing” .. i am just confused is it a good profile or a bad?.. they said that this is better profile than what engineering team does.. as i will be having entire application knowledge … and will be doing a round of testing before application released to client … so is it like beta testing ?.. am just confused about this …. kindly guide me on the same

#83 Neha


I am working as a business analyst in MNC from last 3 years but now they have pushed me in functional testing for 6 month.
Is this a wise decision?
Is this a big career switch?
What possible effects will happens in future?

Your suggestion required on urgent basis.

#84 suraj

I am working as Manual Test engineer. Should I go for Automation for career development.


I want to enter in software testing. And I wanted the total information about testing .. How should i prepare for testing for companies queries?

#86 radha

Hi i am working as automation tester.i am working on Silk Automation tool.Can you Please provide some traing on silk test

#87 Jaspreet

You should do manual testing in different platforms like web application, mobile app and can learn more like testing and try to write script for automation.

#88 Anshul Gupta


I am currently working as a Software Developer from past 2 years but now i wants to switch into Testing Profile because of my more interest in Testing.

So please guide me whether to go with Functional testing Profile or with Performance Testing Profile?


#89 Rekha


I am having 6 years of experience in manual testing, I want to do automation courses. I am getting confused whether to go for QTP or Selenium. Please suggest which one is better.

#90 Milind


Currently I am into manual testing of the web applications. But I need to change my profile to automation testing using Selenium. Hence, as a beginner in Selenium framework, will you please help me how to start working on it? Also, let me know about any institute who provides training, especially on Selenium in Pune


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