Looking at the global trends in the software testing field, we see that the market opportunity for the Indian offshore testing companies is huge. Currently, the Indian software testing industry holds close to 50% of the global outsourced testing market.
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Once we have broken the myth on job opportunities in the testing field, we now break the second myth that a tester has a limited role to play in the industry. As a career option it is not just open for software professionals but also for professionals from other industry domains, as software testing is not just confined to application testing but covers the whole process of development and quality norms.
A software tester is expected to get involved from project inception. Testing activity starts right from the requirements definition stage. In many organizations today, test driven development is the norm. This increased focus on quality has greatly increased the scope of testing activity. Testing has become a serious career option for software engineers. In fact a fresher or someone with 2-3 years of experience might eventually find testing to be the fastest way to gain domain expertise. Testing is now compared at par with other IT services in terms of revenue for companies.
Every new task is like an unsolved puzzle where Tester tries different methods through critical thinking to solve the problem. And one can develop this thinking only by learning. In fact learning is the core essence of this field. Each new context of the project teaches mind-blowing topics which you can never think of learning otherwise. However it all depends on your approach towards learning testing.
Testing project is understanding the customer
Job you can do anywhere in the world
Quality assurance confidence in the product
Analyzing data and providing results
Breaking software is a lot easier than fixing it