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Why QA as your career
How do you answer this question in an Interview.
In all seriousness - my answer is not yours.
Why did you choose QA as your career?
Last edited by swt88; 09-16-2013 at 12:22 PM.
I answer with the reasons why I chose QA as my career. How did you answer?
I think you really need to have something that gets you going. QA at the Junior and Entry levels (in the US) have a very high burnout rate. That's probably one of the reasons why Sr. QA with good technical skills (strong shell scripting, SQL, and debugging capabilities) is very hard to find and get paid very well relative to developers. In my experience, people who's goal is to use QA as a stepping stone usually end up quitting after 2 months.
For me, since I'm more towards the automation, my goal is to kill off QA (of course QA will never die and can move towards doing higher level functions). What drives me is the challenge of designing the perfect system. This is why I'm very involved with the dev code reviews, designing the build systems, integrating my tests as part of the dev work flow.
^^^Wow, I didn't know that the rate was that high. I might want to pace myself if I am able to get a job.
Back on topic, although I am not in Software testing yet, I am drawn to software testing to learn about the problem solving that comes into play. I like working my mind and body. I am into fitness and I would like to work my brain as well. I'm a person looking for balance I guess.
I gave a soul-searching kind of answer, I guess that is what I'd say in an interview. But thanks dlai, I need to take that into consideration once I get started.
Never been asked that question.
I kinda fell into testing and its easy compared to my last job as an aircraft engineer. It also pays a hell of a lot more as well and I go home clean every day with all the skin on my knuckles.