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:


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92 thoughts on “What Is Your Job Profile In Software Testing? [POLL]”

  1. 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. 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. Hello,

    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. @Arun
    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. 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.

    • 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.

  6. @Prashant
    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.

  7. hi,
    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?

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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..

  15. 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

  16. @ 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?

  17. 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.

  18. HI:
    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.


  19. 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

  20. 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.

  21. Hi,

    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…

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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?

  27. 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.

  28. Hi,
    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

  29. 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.

  30. Hi

    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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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

  33. 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.

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

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

  36. Hi
    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.

  37. Friends,

    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

  38. 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 STH team.

  39. 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.


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