Who is and what does a Software Quality Assurance Tester do.
Software quality is a must for any company in the market today. This is why the figure of the Software Quality Assurance Tester (or QA Tester) has been increasingly sought after in recent years.
Not only does he or she help ensure products are of high standards before they are released, but he or she is essential in maintaining the quality of software throughout its life cycle.
Acting as a QA Tester means doing just what you do here on TRYBER, which is to test digital products for flaws and areas of improvement.
During Bug Finding campaigns you can increase product quality by reporting bugs while in User Experience campaigns you provide feedback on quality and user experience.
What are the most sought-after skills in a QA Tester?
- Definitely at the top of the list is care for the detail; a good QA Tester knows how to catch even the smallest flaw that is of value to the product in question. Thankfully, this is not an innate ability; you can improve it by constantly training and practicing in Training Challenges.
- Creativity is another very important quality in the world of Quality Assurance. You have to be able to empathize with the end-user and follow all the most common paths that can lead to the discovery of a new flaw. The difficulty lies in being able to be creative by sticking to the rules of the testing manual.
- What is the point of finding a new bug if you cannot get others to understand it? In third place we have communication skills. On TRYBER it is the ability to fill out the Bug Form. In this article you will find all the rules you need to follow to draft a form properly.
- Adaptability: the world of technology information is constantly developing; it is important to stay up to date and to train in the use of new technologies and testing methodologies.
Why is Crowd-testing mentioned on TRYBER?
On TRYBER, besides having the opportunity to train as a QA Tester, you are part of a very large Community of testers from all over the world, hence the term “Crowd”. The advantage lies precisely in the heterogeneity of the Community, so companies are able to find testers who have all the characteristics of the end-user for whom the product is intended.
You too can gain many benefits from Crowd-testing: you can expand your network of professional testing knowledge, you can receive support from other Community members, and you have access to many free resources for your learning.
Career Opportunities for a QA Tester
The world of Software Quality Assurance is vast and offers many job opportunities for those willing to learn.
WHEREAS, to get into higher positions, you may need more training than what you can find on TRYBER, if you have an interest in this field our Community is a great place to start.
Below you can find the most common job positions:
- Quality Assurance Engineer (QA Engineer): head of test design and development based on quality objectives and campaign constraints;
- Test Automation Engineer: head of the design and development of automated tests to improve efficiency and reduce effort on manual tests;
- Quality Analyst: they monitor and evaluate digital product quality by proposing improvements;
- Product managers: oversee and manage product development. They have a 360-degree awareness of it and collaborate with various teams to improve quality and research market opportunities.
Can similar positions be filled at TRYBER?
We have already talked about how the TRYBER Community is structured and what roles are available in this article (if you haven’t read it yet, we suggest you to). If you are truly passionate about the world of Testing it will not be difficult to get noticed, we are constantly expanding and always looking for new recruits to integrate into our internal team.
As you go on training you could become: Tryber Leader, UX Researcher, Tryber Coach, Ethical Hacker Leader, Tryber Assistant or Tryber Recruiter.
In addition, we have an entire team in charge of various social media communications. This includes: Copywriters, Content creators, Graphic Designers and Translators (in English and Spanish).
In short, there is no shortage of opportunities at TRYBER, it’s just up to you to commit to being able to catch them.