Importance of software testing
Customers demand “quality”; hence companies realize that investing in testing services today is better rather than risking business failure tomorrow. Software non-performance and failures are expensive to fix once they are released into the market.
The size of software products today is millions of lines of code. The increasing complexity along with decreasing average market life expectancy of many software products has heightened concerns over software quality.
A ‘good’ test engineer should have the ability to ask questions, have understanding of domains, be skilled in application of test techniques, understand the scope of different levels of testing, know how to conduct different types of tests, understand the process of testing, understand effective use of tools, know how to apply metrics and interpret them, and have good communications skills.
Today every IT company has a specialized full time test organization. Starting as a test engineer, you can grow all the way to becoming a Director/VP. Companies treat test professionals on par with developers, in fact a good tester can command a better salary than a developer!
Software testing is no more a job, you can make a successful career out of it.