I am a 2006 B-tech graduate with 1.1 years of IT (Java & Testing) experience. Due to some personal problem i resigned my previous job. For the last one year I haven't worked anywhere. Currently I am looking for a job very seriously, But not getting any call. If i got a call due my one year career gap it may lose(i think).So i am preparing for doing a course in java or software testing, Which is better java or testing in current market situation. Some people told me java is better for girls long term career, is it correct? Actually i have not much confidence in programming skill. But i have good basic knowledge in Java and Sql. In the previous company i not experienced with Automated tools like QTP, Load runner etc. A course, which covers automated tools deeply, will help me to get a new opening? Or the one-year career gap makes me problems?
Which is better Java or software testing in terms of Job openings, promotion, package?
Please help me to develop a career, It is very critical for me?
Both have job openings. As a tester, you will be testing applications written in various langauages like Java, .Net, etc. All depends on what you are comfortable with and your interests. You will be the best person to answer this question and not others. Sit down and evaluate your strenghts and weaknesses, likings and dislikings, short-term goals, longer term goals, etc.