Jobs in technology and software are becoming more and more in demand. With the advent of cloud computing, mobile applications, IoT (Internet of Things), and newer technologies that spring up frequently, the demand for qualified and skilled technologists is quickly surpassing the supply of individuals that can fill those roles.
A recent CNN interview with Andela Co-Founder Jeremy Johnson revealed that 4 out of 5 software development jobs go unfilled in the US and “… 1.8 million open IT jobs in the US alone.” As technology and software advances, so also the need to test and verify the correctness of these systems will be necessary before passing them on to the end users. This is where software testing and software quality assurance comes in.
Looking to pursue a career in software testing is a great decision that can yield great dividends in years to come. Forbes released an article rating software quality assurance as the happiest job in America. In part I of this series, I’ll give you five things to consider as you look to get started in this field of software testing to ensure you enjoy a rewarding and lasting career.