Is “software testing” a good career option? What is its scope in IT industry? A question asked by one of my student who recently completed her education.
It’s very obvious that when someone wants to try new thing then the person would come up with questions. Like if you want to marry then you may ask questions like ‘whether is it a good option or right time or not?’ you may not get satisfying answers from anyone because they will be sharing their own experiences and different perspective about it.
You being a wise person I would recommend to search for answers within you. First understand what your interest is. If you do not come to any conclusion that’s ok because very few can find their interest so easily. You need to try some career options then only you will come to know what your passion is.
I being a trainer, would like to share few aspects of testing career. Assuming that you already decided to be a tester and my view points would add some value. I am not here to advise anyone on their career path. People can make decisions even without advice. And keep one thing in mind that whatever decision you make, thing that matters most is how to make it right and that’s in your hand.
Another thing which I experienced is the quality of being a student. This quality of human to stay student forever would help her grow in any field. So ask yourself ‘How good are you as a student?’