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Its good that you find interest in software testing and want to switch from programming to testing. Since you have 4 years of experience in programming you can use it as your strength to be a test developer. A test developer writes test scripts for automating tests (mostly unit level but not necessarily limited to it). Plus you fund it interesting to do ...


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While Kate's answer is extremely thorough, there is 1 thing I felt that was missing. How to actually land a job in SQA. The first thing you will want to do is familiarize yourself with the tools and techniques that are commonplace in SQA. There is so many to list but if you read 85% of the questions here they are about a few different tools in general. ...


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Try switching to testing department in your current organization only. It would be good that if you gain some more knowledge on software testing process and all that stuff. On paper it would also be good to have some testing experience before you hunt for a testing job outside with development background. Get comfortable with the process of testing first, ...


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It's certainly possible - that's the way I and many others here became testers. As Som Ghosh says, you will need to mention in your applications for test positions that you have worked in testing as well as development. I'd suggest you include details of the kind of testing you've done and the scale of the projects that you tested. I would recommend that ...


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Yes Suchi you can switch to testing domain many companies prefer developers switched to testing as their testing professionals . You can start applying and you will get good response also. try to mention in your profile that you worked on testing also so that it would be helpful for recruiters to line up their list


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I think Sikuli approach (image/pattern matching with customizable similarity) is the best solution when it comes to visual intensive content as in big data applications, I am currently working with it on both web and desktop application test automation and I find it a great tool, am importing it in my java classes and creating test cases and suites as I ...


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Eugene S, I had a similar problem with testing UI generated by ExtJS library. The solution I found useful was to create separate classes for more complex visual components. For instance, for data grid components I have created ExtJsDataGrid class that let me pick up a specific cell in the grid, abstracting me from obscure details in Selenium (dynamic ...


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What does that mean in terms of automation tools like Selenium? In short some collaboration like qunit + selenium to run and collect results. Will DOM based tools become useless? They are tools. As a tool if you lack the skills to use it then it will remain a useless tool for you. Software engineer picks tools he can handle and are well suited ...


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I don't see DOM based tools going away until DOM itself goes away. In general this is getting more and more complex with graphics, animations, tricks to increase speed, etc... but the underlying structure of the browser and html is the same. The tricky parts are really just timing as the DOM is modified based on user interactions to avoid page reloading. ...



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