What Is Software QA and Why Should You Care?
Software QA stands for software quality assurance, and it’s a pretty big deal because without it… well, the quality of software goes down, resulting in worse experiences for users. But, why should you care? If you’re interested in working in the tech field, it could be a great career choice, especially if you enjoy breaking things. No, seriously. And, it doesn’t take long to start learning, meaning you could be looking for software-QA-related jobs in no time (it’s one of the shortest courses offered by Devmountain). For business owners, you should care about software QA specialists who could benefit your product line.
Software QA Is All About Breaking Things Down to Make Them Better
Clumsy people rejoice because you can now list breaking things as a relevant skill on your resume. Or, rather, you can list that if you choose to pursue software QA as a career path. That’s because software QA is all about breaking things down to make them better. It’s about ripping software apart, tinkering with its individual pieces, and figuring out how that software can be stronger based on your results. How do you break software? Lots and lots (and lots) of tests.
Like Tests? If Yes, Then You Should Look Into the Software QA Field
What kinds of QA tests and testing methods do software QA specialists use? Well, students at Devmountain hit on the basics of Git, GitHub, test writing, unit testing, test automation, load testing, and API testing over the course of six weeks, during their full-time, immersive program. Basically, people who enroll in this course and pursue jobs in this field are test takers through and through. We’re not talking about filling-in-the-bubble-sheet tests because it’s a bit more involved than eighth-grade literary studies, but we are talking about methodical testing.
Software QA Has an Effect on You, Whether You Realize It or Not
Here’s a question for you: Who does software QA affect?
Alright, maybe there’s a hermit living in a cave somewhere that’s unaware of the existence of computers, but without generalizing too much, software QA affects everyone. As an example, when was the last time you downloaded an App or ran a program on your computer? Chances are that if nobody looked over and debugged (QA’d) that App or program before you used it, that you didn’t have a great experience. But, if a software QA process was implemented on it prior to you using it, then you probably had a better experience. And, satisfied users impact business satisfaction.
See how this works?
Own a Business? Then You Should Look Into Software QA Specialists
Devmountain’s Software QA course isn’t just for people changing or improving their career; it’s for business owners as well. That’s because, as a business owner or recruiter, you need tech talent to improve and maintain your software product line. We’re here to help you connect with the right software QA specialists who are looking for jobs at companies just like yours. So, get in touch with us to learn more about the program, position, and potential candidates.
Would You Be Interested in Fast-Paced QA Courses and Training?
If you want the potential to change your career quickly, you should ask yourself: Should I become a software QA specialist, and, do I want to work in tech? Because, if you were born to poke and prod—break and re-break—test and test again, then you should look into Devmountain’s 6-week Software QA course for training. When you’re ready, you can apply for an upcoming QA cohort.
Business owners and recruiters should contact us to get in touch with software QA specialists.
Interview with Christian Dickerman from Devmountain Student Support