Ever wondered what is the coolest job on earth? It is wine-tasting where you have to taste different wines and you are paid a good amount. I guess you must have probably heard about other dream jobs as well. But if you ask me the same question, then I would like to choose my job as the perfect one.
I am a QA engineer by profession who is hired to check a project at different levels of development. I have to hone my skills consistently to monitor the software engineering processes and methods designed.
Where the confusion lies?
Most of the times people take my profile as of software tester's and believe me it becomes difficult to convince them in every node. Let me clear the air. The software tester tests every part of the software at the different stage of the software development, while the QA engineer has to oversee every stage in the software process development and sometimes it becomes a necessity to take care of the project as a whole.
So, if any of you gets confused over the responsibilities of software testers and QA engineer, then remember that one is a level tester while latter assures project effectiveness.
Why I count my job as the best?
I love my job and tag it as the happiest job on the planet because there are no field visits, no mouth jabbing, and yes! No high-end meets. But I have to take care of some responsibilities with some quick reactions. Like making meetings with developers, attaining customer's feedback, working with a team and sometimes keeping the best idea to myself (which I hate the most).
My job is 8 hrs and within this timeframe, I do my best to perform my duties effectively so that the software product could be delivered on time without any technical snags. I recharge myself by involving myself in a basketball court, hackathons, gyming and unforgettable pizza parties with my officemates.
So is there any different reason to count my job as the best!!
Wanna be One?
Not everyone has what it takes it to be a successful QA engineer. The first kind of expertise it requires is of communication among teams and within a team. You are expected to be a good team member in the initial phase of your career. However, if you have been in the same field for next five years, then you will be given a responsibility to take care of the project independently and learning new software languages as well.
For a software quality assurance engineer it is necessary to understand each step of the software development process. You have to keep juggling and prove yourself a multi-tasker so that you can promote the teamwork to enhance creativity, productivity, and cooperation between the development team and business team.