Intro in Software QA

Intro in Software QA

What’s Software QA

Many people (especially, who is not in IT/tech industry) don’t know what QA engineer, SQA engineer, SDET, SDTE and much more abbreviation are stand for. I was super surprised when people never heard about it or don’t know what kind of profession it is. So, SQA is Software Quality Assurance  Engineer. What does it mean, just this person stands for quality of the software product? Of course NO, there are a lot more that just quality of the product/software or less bugs in the software or missing deadlines or any other issues in the software development process. Sometimes Software QA (engineer) is defined as a testing process to ensure that the quality of the product is high and software is stable and users/customers are happy and it is safe to use it. I think when QA is defined only as a testing expertise it is a wrong point.

Lets undercover what’s software QA is in real life

This will be actual in 2018 and next few (maybe 10) years. The industry of software development is still growing and there are plenty of Software QA Engineers jobs in USA and all around the world. Just check Glassdoor or LinkedIn. So, Software QA – is a process of consistent monitoring software development process or cycle and implementation procedures to achieve as high as possible standard based of the business needs.

SQA encompasses the entire software development process, which includes processes such as requirements definition, software design, coding, source code control, code reviews, software configuration management, testing, release management, and product integration. SQA is organized into goals, commitments, abilities, activities, measurements, and verifications.

So, basically, Software QA engineer is a tester, designer and project and product manager. Large amount of the developing procedures is to be loyal and democratic to the people and processes.

 

Software QA Engineer

Software QA Engineer

Of course, it is nice to have one person who can do everything like it states on the chart above, but usually it is impossible!!! This is where Software QA Engineer is joining the process. My recommendation for an experienced or future product managers or just “friendly advice” bring in your Software QA engineer as soon as your budget allow it! and you will see the difference.

Industries for Software QA

There are a lot of industries where software development won’t survive without Software QA Engineering:

  • Medical;
  • Aerospace;
  • Robotic and automotive;
  • Aviation;
  • Military;
  • Biotech;
  • Others (software development in b2b or b2c) ;

Summary

Software QA Engineer –  it is a designer,  a tester, a project manager and developer in some cases as well as “nice-to-have” some developers skills (or even linguist). There are a lot of different industries where the Engineer can find himself and build career path. Software QA Engineer is not only the last person before the release will go live, but also taking responsibilities in designing, developing, releasing and supporting the software and the business.

Dear reader, if you still have questions about what’s Software QA then do not hesitate and send us your message immediately.


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