Software Test Engineer, Software Development Engineer in Test, Security Test Engineer, Test Analyst, Test Lead, QA Engineer, Tester

Minimum Preferably Bachelor's Degree in Electronics/ Computer Science Eng. or any other graduate course

Certified training for Test Engineer - Software (programme aligned to SSC/ Q 4901 released by IT-ITe


0-2 years of work experience/internship as tester/ test co-ordinator

The tasks a Test Engineer - Software is expected to perform include:

Ensuring the software product meets the specified requirements

Performing tests

Developing and executing test plans

Reporting and rectifying defects

Ensuring that quality outputs are generated

Knowledge about the purpose and scope of work to be carried out and the importance of keeping within these boundaries

Good knowledge about sources of information and reference materials for creating documents

Well versed with different ways of structuring documents and how to select the best structure for the agreed content

Familiar with and the procedure tomake corrections to documents for common editorial problems and errors

Proficient in analysing the importance of obtaining approval for documents from the approving authority

Knowledge about change management procedures, including version control and approvals

Proficient in using document preparation tools including Word, Visio, Power

Point, Excel

Trainings/Certifications in software testing techniques, test writing plans, testing tools and software

Decision making

Attention to detail

Logical thinking

Effective communication skills

Self-direct daily activities

It is a desk job

Work from home option is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Local travelling is not part of this job role

Need to handle a team of Trainee Engineers

Working hours

IT & ITES companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?


This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous Occupational hazards include weight gain, headaches, body aches, eye strain, loss of concentration, loss of sleep and appetite, fatigue, weepy bouts etc.Health risks include exposure to demanding and strenuous routine, repetitive tasks, working in closed, dark, oppressive environments etc.

For freshers INR 14,000 to INR 15,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 yearsexperience - INR 20,000 to INR 30,000 per month

For candidates with over 2 yearsexperience INR 40,000 to INR 55,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth in Engineering Services and R&D Segment of Indian ITES Industry and Trends Impacting Skill Requirements

Engineering Services and R&D segment is worth over US $ 7.3 billion in exports and has witnessed a growth of 25% since 2004. This segment is expected to touch US $ 50 billion in revenues by 2020. Over 200 product-based multinational companies are known to be sourcing part of their product development requirements from their captive offshore centres in India or from third party vendors in the country. Range of services outsourced includes engineering and designing solutions across diverse industry verticals like telecommunications (30% of revenues), automotive (19%), aerospace (8%), construction, utilities and industrial design and research and development divisions of the leading high-tech companies.

Based on the trends witnessed in productivity and the likely growth potential of the IT and ITES industry, it is expected that the industry would result in an incremental employment of about 7.5 million persons directly by 2022.

The industry is also likely to see an increasing share of penetration from KPOs. While the BPO sector would contribute large volumes, the KPO sector would be a ?value play?. Companies would seek to increasingly move up the value chain with KPO offerings.

Maximum numbers of job openings are available in IT & ITES companies across tier 1 & tier 2 cities.

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Indian Institute of Technology Madras, IIT P.O., Opposite to C.L.R.I and beside The Adyar Cancer Institute, on Sardar Patel Road, Adyar Chennai 600 036, INDIA,

Vel Tech Dr.RR & Dr.SR Technical University, #42 Avadi-Vel Tech Road, Avadi, Chennai-600 062, Tamil Nadu, India, Phone: 044-26841601,044-26840896/ 869/ 249

Bangalore Institute of Technology, KR Road, V V Puram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560004, 080 2661 5865,

Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra Ranchi, Jharkhand 835215, PABX: +91 651 2275444/2275896,

Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, P.O.Botanic Garden, Shalimar, Howrah, West Bengal 711103, 033 2668 4562,

Jorhat Engineering College, Garmur Road, Shankarpur, Assam 785007, 0376 233 0134,