Recently at work I have been provided with 2 choices either be in business analyst group or in QA group where the firm needs a winrunner expert. Though my choice didn't work and I landed up in QA and the company is providing me the winrunner training. I need to know is winrunner a big boost to one's career, if yes then in brief please enlightem me. Also I have never ever used winrunner but have heard a lot about its position in QA area.
If you are talking about a "QA" career, I would say that learning Winrunner is a good start. I won't go as far as to say it's a big boost. I started my career being an automated tester using a very old tool. I did a lot of performance and load testing with it. Then I moved into manual testing. Then writing test cases, then test plans, then a little more analysis work, gathering metrics, holding bug reviews, ect....
This website, http://www.softwareqatest.com is a good start to learn about the terminology about QA. It also discusses different test approaches you may want to consider in the future.
Test Automation, especially with Winrunner is a good start. Just be open to new opportunities to improve the QA process in your company and try not to limit yourself to just automation.
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by san27geet: Thanks guys. Well I have 7 yrs of IT exp. I was worried that whether going for winrunner at this stage is right or wrong.
There is really no right or wrong. You have to be selfish and ask yourself what is best for you (and your team and company) in the long run.
Bottom line: Acquiring additional knowledge, skills, and abilities can only benefit you.
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