Software Testing Engineer - How to become a Software Testing Engineer?


Software testing is an analysis carried out to provide information to the customers about the worthiness of the product or service under test. It can be defined as the procedure of authenticating and verifying a software, product or application so as to know whether it meets the industrial and technical requirements stated by the company, which designed and developed it. In order to become Software testing engineers, aspirants ought to have studied the various software testing courses. Software Testing Engineers are professionals who are involved in software testing. They work with new software, scrutinizing whether there is any bug in the software.

Qualifying Exam

Postgraduates in Computer Science or Information Technology are qualified to become software-testing engineers. Those who have pursued graduation in Engineering in any discipline can also become the same. Otherwise, aspirants are required to pursue the software testing courses on completion of their bachelors’ degree. As the requirement of software testing engineers is increasing day by day, various institutes have come across which offer short-term software testing programs.  Aspirants on completion of these programs can seek out for employments in multi national companies or in any other private undertakings. Professionals who have good potential can expect remunerations around Rs. 221,882 - Rs 444,812 p.a. within India.

Who is eligible to apply?

The eligibility criterion to apply for the Masters’ course is a bachelors’ degree in the respective fields. Intermediates in science stream with Maths can apply for the engineering courses. There is an entrance test conducted for the software testers which they have to qualify. Aspirants are required to clear the test conducted by a recognized Board so as to get the testing certifications. ISTQB Certified Tester, CMSQ, ISEB are some of the certifications, which come under this category.

How to prepare for exam and interview?

Aspirants can procure specialized books in this field from leading bookstores for reference. They can also work out previous question papers as part of preparation for the test. Working out problems, fixing a time helps them in getting more confidence so as to attend the mains. Aspirants can self-evaluate their solved papers to know their weak portions. By this means, they can bestow much attention on those areas.



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2 Responses to “Software Testing Engineer - How to become a Software Testing Engineer?”

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    I completed my degree BSc(it). And now i want to become software tester so please suggest me Enterance exams .

  2. 1

    i am student of MCA n i want to become software tester .
    so is this necessary to complete a course in any institute to get job for software tester?