Why Become a Web Tester? If developers are the heart of a software project, the project manager is the brain, then QA engineers are the bloodline.
Without a proper QA, the programmer cannot send blood to the brain, and the result is obvious – a failed project and a bad end product. Web testing is not just about finding bugs and defects, but also presenting those defects so that they can be understood and removed. The work involves finding ways to fully improve the quality of the workflow and products, as well as implementing new ideas. Here are some of the many benefits of the QA profession:
Easy to adapt to work
Even without previous experience, one can easily be trained and become a successful tester, as long as there is some minimum of observational and communicative qualities, as well as sufficient desire for development in this field. On the other hand, the transition from one tester category to another becomes relatively easy (for example, from a web tester to a game tester or mobile application), because testing generally develops complex skills once acquired – they can be applied in different ways in different areas of development of software products.
As a web tester, we receive great respect
At the beginning of our careers, once we have completed our first tasks, we become easily recognizable by the people we work with on projects, colleagues, clients and other people we have contact with. Our opinion is highly valued and sought after.
We can become consultants
Web testers and software testers generally handle many tasks at the same time, acquire management skills, have contact with anyone they work within a project, acquire knowledge in various fields, can evaluate a product objectively. Once we become consultants, it is easy for us to cope with our work because we have already learned everything we need during our QA career.
We gain more knowledge
Our colleagues can easily share their knowledge as long as we ask them. If we are creative and often seek information, we will also improve our working methods and optimize our time as much as possible. As QA engineers, we have the right to ask any questions related to the work process and products, which enriches our complex knowledge in various fields, not only ours.
Being a web tester is a challenge and fun
For many testers as well as ordinary users, it is a great challenge to find the weaknesses of a well-made product.
QA engineers attend many workshops and participate in discussions, the work is diverse and there is something new every day. Testers come in roles of different users, they can test on different devices, and browsing a single website from multiple perspectives and finding deficiencies can be a very fun and time-consuming workflow.
Testing a product is easier than creating it
To be able to evaluate a product, understand how it works and know how it should work, it is not necessary to know how it is created. This makes the profession very suitable for people who are new to the IT field.
Modern companies reward their QA specialists appropriately, often the pay is not much different from that of the product developers, sometimes even higher.
Training and development
Frequent encounters with other people’s mistakes help us become more observant and find our own mistakes. We acquire qualities that help us to see more clearly and in more detail the world around us, not just websites, which helps us to improve even our way of life. If we are designers or developers, having the qualities of a QA specialist, we will see our shortcomings, upgrade and improve our work, create better products in a shorter time.