Quality Assurance Engineer

QA Engineer

Quality Assurance Analyst

Test Engineer

Minimum Preferably Bachelor?s Degree in any Engineering Stream

Certified training for Quality Engineer (programme aligned to SSC/Q 4801 released by IT-ITe

S SSC NASSCOM Sector Skill Council)

Work experience/internship in a related area of 0-2 years

The tasks a Quality Engineer is expected to perform include:Designing and implementing quality assurance initiatives for an organization Processing re-engineering, statistical quality control and other quality initiatives such as Six-Sigma and Kaizen

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

Proficiency 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 using document preparation tools including Word, Visio, Powerpoint, Excel

Proficiency in the importance of obtaining approval for documents

Adept with checking and making corrections to documents for common editorial problems and errors including deviations, factual accuracies, linguistic mistakes, discrepancies, errors, formatting, etc.


Well-versed with different styles used in documents including the organization?s style, types and styles of documents and templates

Adept with the sources of information and reference materials for creating documents

Certifications/courses/training in TQM, ISO Standards and other quality norms and standards

Problem solving skills

Good Analytical skills

Creativity in design process

Interpersonal skills

Communication skills

Attention to detail

Team player

It is a desk job

May need to handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option maybe available

Working hours

Working hours are 8/9 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 hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards like eye strain, 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

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth in Engineering and R&D of IT Sector in India

Engineering services and R&D 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.

The growth is likely to be in the areas of Business Intelligence (BI), Enterprise Resource Management (ERM), Storage, Security, BFSI, telecom, healthcare, Retail, search engine marketing, mobile applications, social networking, and online gaming.

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%.The Indian IT and ITES Industry would record about US $ 220 billion in exports and US $ 60 billion domestically by 2022, totaling to about US $ 260 billion growing at a CAGR of 12.8%.

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. This would definitely lead to an increase in employment opportunities of Quality Engineer across towns and cities in India.

Towns and cities across India