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Career transformation from Web Development to Automation testing

By iamanands ·
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Hi,

I'm working in a local IT firm as Junior software engineer(Web application development) and currently i'm getting trained on web technologies like HTML5 , CSS & Javascript. More specifically AngularJS based SPAs(Single Page Application). My passion is however, into testing, to be specific in Automation testing. Is it possible to get into testing domain after gaining 1 or 2 years of experience from this company?. I will also do the testing part of the developed application, once I get into live projects in this firm, since it is a developing company.

Will I be considered as a fresher if I join tester position which cuts my salary down ?

I can get QTP or Selenium certification from NIIT or any other providers, and get training in the weekends. Will that help actually?

Please guide me.

Regards,

Anand

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Yes you will be a fresher

by jonathan.moo In reply to Career transformation fro ...

Certification does not make you a veteran. It just tells people that you are well-studied and you may be able to do the job, but it is not a substitute for experience.

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Testers

by Ed Woychowsky In reply to Career transformation fro ...

On the average developers don't make good testers. Someone that I worked with in the past was of the opinion that failed and former developers make the best testers.

That being said, development knowledge is a good thing, it will keep the developers from trying to pull the wool over your eyes.

Being able to write automated test plans is a BIG step in the right direction; it will make you more valuable to the company. Unfortunately, more valuable doesn’t usually translate into more money, so you probably will take a hit on the salary. There is, however, the management card; you could manage a team of testers.

Learning new skills always helps, but companies have soured somewhat on certifications with the advent of brain dumps and elaborate wireless-based cheating.

One other thing, about 80% of developers will blame you when you find bugs in the code that they wrote. You'll need to develop a thick skin, once you do, whether they know it or not, you'll be a developer's best friend.

I hope this helps.

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