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About Career as a Software Quality Assurance Engineer

A Software Quality Assurance Engineer is involved in the entire software development process to ensure the quality of the final product. This can include processes such as requirements gathering and documentation, source code control, code review, change management, configuration management, release management and the actual testing of the software. Software QA is often confused with Software Testing, but should not be. Testing is a big part of Software Quality Assurance, but it is not, by any means, the only part of it.

Career Prospects of Career as a Software Quality Assurance Engineer

A Software Quality Assurance Engineer usually starts out as either a Developer or a Testing Engineer. As they become more proficient as Software QA Engineers, they may more on to more complicated projects with more complex code. They make take on more responsibility for the process, being promoted to Senior Software Quality Engineers and eventually on to a Software QA Manager role.

Skills & Education Required for Career as a Software Quality Assurance Engineer

A Software Quality Assurance Engineer often has a Computer Science or similar degree. There are specific certifications available, the most notable being from the Quality Assurance Institute.

There are many programs available online as well, such as:

  • Software Certifications
  • Six Sigma Training
  • System Technology Institute

Software QA Engineers must be familiar with the entire SDLC in order to be effective. They may start out as Software Engineers or as Testing Engineers. They should have strong communication skills, be good at documenting their work, and must be able to work well with different groups. They often become the middle person between the Developers and the Customers, so they need to be able to understand, and convey, both viewpoints.

Comments/ Reviews on Career as a Software Quality Assurance Engineer

  • Sir/ma'am , i have completed my btech with cse branch in 2011 securing 66% marks from uptu ..how can i apply for this post..thanks Posted By : Masroor ansari, on 01-02-2012 14:48:32 Report Abuse

  • I finished my B.E/ECE n working as a OMCR SUPERVISOR IN GTL LIMITED COIMBATORE SINCE AUG-2009. I M WILLING TO WORK WITH ICICI BANK JOB. Posted By : EARNEST, on 25-01-2012 14:38:08 Report Abuse

  • I finished my B.E/ECE n working as a OMCR SUPERVISOR IN GTL LIMITED COIMBATORE SINCE AUG-2009. I M WILLING TO WORK WITH ICICI BANK JOB. Posted By : EARNEST, on 25-01-2012 14:37:54 Report Abuse

  • Sir i have got 57% marks in class 10 &48% marks in class 12 .I am doing b.sc in mathematics.Can i eligible for MCA entrance exam? Posted By : ANKUR DUTTA, on 21-10-2011 19:55:35 Report Abuse

  • sir i have done MCA in 2009 from uim allahabad.but i have not getr any job from my field, i am also searching tillnow...but not get any job...my percentage in MCA 65%,but my accademic are not good...so what ihve to do..now plzz suggest...me Posted By : amit, on 14-10-2011 16:04:40 Report Abuse

  • i want to join free online computer certificate course Posted By : Mohan lal, on 17-09-2011 05:13:41 Report Abuse

  • dear sir, i am MCA 2010 pass out. now working in small IT firm in kolhapur. as a software quality analyst. having 1.4 year of experience. i want to do CSQA certification so please send me the duration for course, fees and Is any assistent for placement? regards, Atul Jadhav 9028072294 Posted By : Atul Jadhav, on 04-08-2011 01:37:23 Report Abuse

  • dear sir, i am MCA 2010 pass out. now working in small IT firm in kolhapur. as a software quality analyst. having 1.4 year of experience. i want to do CSQA certification so please send me the duration for course, fees and Is any assistent for placement? regards, Atul Jadhav 9028072294 Posted By : Atul Jadhav, on 04-08-2011 01:34:45 Report Abuse

  • BE-ECE fresher Posted By : ilayaraja, on 13-07-2011 09:08:16 Report Abuse

  • I an SQA and what to do post graduation for my career growth what should i do? Posted By : Priya, on 16-03-2011 10:16:53 Report Abuse

  • i m 12th pass form science stream with 42.84% can i join quality assurance engineer course Posted By : amit chodankar, on 15-01-2011 03:42:40 Report Abuse

  • i have completed my MCA(64%),1 year experience as software tester and (dst) diploma in software testing certified looking for lecture job Posted By : angita patel, on 18-11-2010 23:47:14 Report Abuse

  • hi... i'm sairam & now iam doing my b-tech in information technology branch.. i want 2 know that the courses that are offered after completion of my course...my major importance is on any RESEARCH activity & promotion for the software devolopment Posted By : sairam, on 12-09-2010 02:39:40 Report Abuse

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