The job profile of a QA Engineer has changed dramatically over the last few years as they have to master emerging technologies like AI, IoT, and Blockchain. A recently released report highlights the criteria that tech companies follow to hire QA and software testing professionals.
World Quality Report 2018-19 (WQR) stresses the importance of aspects like customer experience and embracing technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning. The report suggests that companies expect QA professionals to have the knowledge of DevOps practices as well.
Organizations are more inclined towards automated testing in today’s competitive world. Here are some of the trends that will eventually determine the future role of QA and Software Testing jobs.
Today, tech companies are more focused on end-to-end test automation. Testing the right things requires years of practice and experience. The first step towards automation is defining goals and identifying the bottlenecks.
Machine Learning in testing
Machine Learning is a blessing for designing workflows and processes. Companies are using machine learning for test suite optimization, predictive analytics, log analytics, traceability, and defect analytics. Gaining some level of experience in this area can ensure better chances of getting long-term and highly rewarding jobs.
Big Data testing
There exists an avalanche of data out there and that makes the testers job much more difficult where they need to use commodity cluster and other supportive components. This type of testing focuses on performance and functional testing. The quality of data is among the most critical factors in big data testing. The quality is checked on various factors like conformity, accuracy, consistency, validity, data completeness, and duplication.
Performance Engineering focuses on analyzing how all the system elements work together. These various system elements include security, performance, stability, usability, software, configuration, business value and the customer. QA professionals need to collaborate and integrate the items of highest value and deliver them quickly to ensure a high-quality product.