Software Quality Assurance Engineer, Quality Engineer, Quality Assurance Analyst, Software Test Engineer

Minimum Preferably Bachelor?s Degree in Science/Technology/Computers or any graduate course

Certified training for QA Engineer (programme aligned to SSC/Q1302 released by IT-ITe

SSSCNASSCOM Sector Skill Council)

Work experience/internship in Software Development/Deploymentof0-2years

The tasks a QA Engineer is expected to perform include:Coordinating with the support and operations teams

Maintaining quality related schedules like audits, records and reports

Setting quality standards for products, systems and processes within the organization

Ensuring the effective implementation

Knowledge of the methods of collecting data or information for quality assurance and the ways to apply them

Proficient in analyzing data or information and the ways to use this analysis to identify risks to projects

Adept with identifying project risks and their potential or actual impact

Well-versed with the principles of project management and project lifecycle models

Knowledge of different quality tools in the organization and the ways to use them

Well-versed with the importance of completing work accurately and the ways to do the same

Certifications in TQM, ISO, etc. quality process, software testing techniques, test writing plans

Independent worker

Decision-making skills

High attention to detail

Analytical thinking

Logical thinking

Innovative skills

Ability to work for long hours

It is a desk job

Work from home option maybe available

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Travelling is not a part of the job

May need to handle a team

Working hours

Working hours are 10/11 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Overtime is common

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not considered to be hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include strain on eyes, cervical spondylosis and lumbar spondylosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, mental stress, etc.

For freshers - INR 25,000 to INR 30,000 per month

For candidates with 1-2 years of experience or more - INR 30,000 to INR 35,000 per month


Current Scenario and Growth of IT Services Sector in India

The IT services segment is the largest contributor to the IT and ITES Industry, accounting for about 60% of industry revenues. India is one of the fastest-growing IT services markets in the world. It is also the world's largest sourcing destination,accounting for approximately 52 per cent of the US$ 124-130 billion market. The country's cost competitiveness in providing IT services continues to be its USP in the global sourcing market.

The major segments of the IT service sector are IT Consulting, Application Management, IS Outsourcing, Software development and support. The BFSI, telecom, retail, and manufacturing sectors account for major portion of the IT Services revenues.

In the IT Exports segment, a large portion of the workforce is currently engineers and MCAs over 80%. The proportion of graduates of science and other streams engaged in software development is expected to show significant increase from about 5% to 10% currently to about 15% to 20%.

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. Out of which 3.6 million job opportunities will be in IT service sector. This would definitely lead to an increase in employment opportunities of QA Engineer across towns and cities in India.

Towns and cities across India