Careers in Testing
Quality Assurance (QA) and testing jobs are highly important parts of the Software Development Life Cycle, helping to test and assure program or software quality.
Strong testing practices can save companies money, improve software / product quality, increase productivity and efficiency, build client trust and enhance user experiences. All of which shows why testing jobs are pivotal to success.
Though QA and testing jobs are often mentioned together, QA is a process in its own right. It ensures tasks are completed without flaws and predicts where they may go wrong before and after development. Quality Control (QC), on the other hand, has testing embedded within it – focusing on the product itself, looking for bugs and solving them, to meet the final product expectations.
Testing has historically been categorized as manual, automated, functional or non-functional. However, the discipline is constantly evolving, with Continuous Development (CD) and Continuous Integration (CI) driving Agile and DevOps methods, and Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD), Test-Driven Development (TDD), and continuous testing also driving change.
Titles of testing jobs are diverse, and include Automation Tester, ETL Tester, Automation Test Engineer, Software Developer in Test, QA Analyst, Test Analyst, Test Lead and Test Manager. Agile Recruit is here to offer guidance and expertise to match you to the ideal vacancy or to the ideal candidate for testing jobs.
Key Skills include Test Automation, Continuous Testing, Continuous Integration, Jenkins, Cucumberand Selenium, plus a good knowledge of Agile, CI, CD, DevOps and Test-Driven approaches.