5 Reasons to choose a software testing career

27 Sep 2022
Software testing career: 5 factors to consider

Should you consider a software testing career? Think for a moment about how digitised our lives have become, particularly in the wake of the pandemic. Technology has an impact on every part of our lives, including our food, clothing, entertainment, banking, healthcare, and government. All of this is provided to us through effective digital solutions, which are equally essential for production. Even most of our food production uses software, at the very least to optimize it, and is frequently entirely dependent on it.

Software testing ensures that a product developer’s dreams meet their customer’s expectations.

Software quality assurance plays a vital role in our society, and a career in software testing is a great choice. Software testing ensures that a product developer’s dreams meet their customer’s expectations. A truly successful digital product is one that functions perfectly without effort. Just think how seamlessly we’re able to transact online these days. The slightest inconvenience like a slow website or unresponsive link is enough to make you browse away- a catastrophic response to the product developer!

So what makes a career in software testing so rewarding?

5 Reasons to choose a career in software testing.

It is an interesting and challenging career

Software testing provides constant puzzles and problems to solve. If you enjoy solving challenges and finding out why things don’t work, this is a great career for you.

There is space for creativity and innovation

A good software tester is someone who can think beyond the obvious to apply their craft. There is space for creativity and innovation in testing.

Constant learning and development

Things are constantly changing in the software world, and testing needs to do the same to keep up. Not only does this keep things interesting but it provides a constant opportunity for learning and development.

There are multiple career paths to follow

There are multiple types of testing like manual, performance, and automation testing, and within each type, there are different career paths. As mentioned before, the testing landscape keeps changing, and with it, the opportunities for a new direction in your career.

Software testing makes a difference

Without testing, our world would be filled with buggy and unreliable software that lets us down at the worst moments. A career in this field means that your work makes a difference in the lives of many people, without them even noticing it. Many testers report that they get a lot of job satisfaction seeing a successful app and knowing they played a part in its success.

While a career in software testing isn’t for everyone, it can be a very rewarding journey for the right people.

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Ansa du Plessis

Technical Copywriter, Inspired Testing

Ansa is an experienced copywriter with a passion for technology, science, and communication. She’s a strategic thinker and closely collaborates with the experts at Inspired Testing to create material that adds true value to her readers.

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