Testers (software testers) have experienced great changes in their work environment because of rapid growth of mobile and business applications. Besides, organizations, at present, appreciate the value of structured tests for their applications before publishing them.
This scenario requires the testers to specialize in various types & levels of software testing skills to perform tests. In addition, specialization in each area further increases the value of a professional.
The most popular areas of specialization for software testers are:
In this specialization, the Tester knows how the system works under certain workloads, whether stable or receptive.
The professional must adopt a vision closer to the user since he tests all the functions of the program for defects. Testers do not use tools in this specialization area of software testing skills.
The Tester assumes the function of writing scripts so that the automation significantly reduces the amount of manual work.
With more focus on the business area, the employee analyses and tests company’s business model and workflows. As a BA, he will integrate these models and workflows with technological tools.
Other Software Testing Skills & Profiles in Demand
Besides these profiles, the tester can gain specialization in the tools of work. It has a wide range of opportunities because there is a variety of a functional tool, performance and security tests available.
Concentrating attention on specific skills allows the professional to excel in the labour market. Currently, the demand for experts who master the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) with knowledge of computer security is increasing.
Apart from these, there are many more sought-after skills in the test automation area. Among these, we can highlight programming languages for scripting such as Perl, Shell or Python.
Knowledge update is a continuous process. Several community websites such as Stickyminds & QAForums offer an excellent overview of various facets of the field for Testers.