Firstly, software testing does not require a computer science background. You can graduate from BSC-IT, Physics, or Engineer, whichever degree you have, you can enter into testing and quality assurance. To enter into the testing field, you need to have basic knowledge of testing. For that, you need to get a certificate in testing.
If you’re looking to making your career in Software Testing, you must need to know about the Software Testing Life Cycle in depth. It will give you an understanding of the Software Testing process. Also, the Software Development Life Cycle, Software Testing Life Cycle consists of several phases such as requirement analysis, test planning, test case development, test execution, and Closure activities. These processes are performed multiple times during the project development to ensure the fulfillment of project requirements without any errors or other defects. Some IT certificates help you get knowledge in testing, certification such as:
ITIL Foundation level
ISTQB Foundation level
ISEB intermediate level
BCS Agile Foundation
- ITIL Foundation: ITIL foundation full form is the Information Technology Infrastructure Library. This certification helps you to get knowledge in guiding principles, service management, service relationships, service value system, and service value chain, four dimensions of service management, and an overview of 18 practices. This course is a step in software testing education.
- ISTQB- foundation level: The first thing to enter into the testing domain is to give a certification exam at the ISTQB foundation level, it adds values to the CV and it helps to create strong fundamental knowledge. (Sharma, 2020)
- Learn Automation tool: You can learn Automation tools such as selenium, cucumber, DevOp, and so on. These tools can help you with a strong resume, as selenium has great demand in the market, and many companies require experience or knowledge in selenium.