Sr Software Eng QA
Rajnish Pandey is a member of:
Degrees that Matter
Certification gives the additional wieghtage to your CV. Certification requires based on your area of work. If you are involve in managment level decisions then CSQA or CSQT can be a good choice.
If You are more in execution level in then ISTQB can be a good choice, specially in India market
It's very much depend on the filed of work.
If you are in Website testing www.w3c.com is very helpful site.
Identify the domain for work rather working on multiple domain parallely.
Areas for the Future
Focus during Blackbox testing
Tools for Automation
Atleast fundamental concept of the language for which your doing QA
Currently working at
Sr QA Eng for Mobile applications for Samrt phones Like Android, iPhone, BlackBerry etc
Plans for the Future
Managerial Level handling QA Team/Projects.
Tech trends to watch out for
Mobile domain growing up so update about latest technoligies is most importent.
From outside it looks that QA is useless job. Fresher thinks being Developer is much valuable but that theory is wrong. QA/Testing require similar attention during work, also it requires proper update of knowledge time to time. It will return you respectively.
Most Important Lessons
For QA Eng patience is very much required during work as it need to reproduce the rare issues and this patince help to improve your own personality as well.
QA/Testing is Thankless Job but most important part of SDLC.