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Developer Or Tester?

 
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Hi,

I heared that testers profile is good than developer. Testers may get quick promotion than developer. Is it?

Well i am having 3 years of experience in java/j2ee development. Right now i am in support that is really bugging me.
What is normal office schedule, i totally forgot. I get weekly off in between monday to friday.
Is it suitable to switch my profile as tester.

Any suggestion will be appreciated.

Thanks,
Tanzy.
 
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If you are frustrated with support and the odd working hours then i think you should talk to your superiors to give some other development work which you like. And if they are not giving you what you want then you start looking for some other job .
Promotion depends on your skills. And trust me if you are good then you will get it because every company needs good people to earn money for them .
 
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Moving to Job Discussion because this sounds like a serious question rather than Meaningless Drivel.
 
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Hey in which field your graduation(domain) is ?
According to that select your profile as a tester/developer.

 
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Hi Pradip,

Thanks for the sincere reply.
Well, because of support work i am not frustrated yet
But this is bugging me because, in this situation my learning curvature will not have any effect.

As you are talking about switching the job, i don’t think this is the right time. Because it’s been just one year of joining my current company.

Thanks,
Tanzy.
 
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Hi Chetan,

Thanks for showing interest in my problem to resolve it.

Well, i did btech in computer science and engg, having 3 years of experience.
Now, any suggestion?

Tahnks,
Tanzy.
 
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tanzy akhtar wrote:I heard that testers profile is good than developer. Testers may get quick promotion than developer. Is it?


Yes, it's correct somewhat.

Right now i am in support.......


support is really bad department...

Is it suitable to switch my profile as tester.


It depends upon your choice... If you don't like development then yes you should... If you like development but just because you are right now in support you want to change, then you should wait for some time or ask your manager for project switch...
 
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Hi,

Nice responses i got. Thanks to all of you.
Well one more query i have regarding this.
Is it benefitial for tester to do MBA as compare to a developer?

Hoping your sincere responses.

Thanks,
Tanzy.
 
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The perfect answer to this query is 'depends' though it sounds diplomatic and neutral.

Well, the term 'depends' is based on many factors like,

1. The interest of the individuals
2. The potential/caliber/skills of the candidate where he sees he can excel well!
3. The opportunity/room to grow and learn in the present project the candidate is put into.

Nevertheless, every profile has got its own *values* . You can excel well in any project/profile depends on how good you use the profile!
 
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Hi Tanzy, it depends on your skills and wishes. If your programming skills are good enough, how can you be interested in testing?
 
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Damian:

Well, as an experienced Software QA Engineer and SDET, testing is not some 'second-class' profession compared to programming. In fact, I would say the requirements are harder, if you're talking about serious software testing. Oh, and I do programming as well.

Tanzy:

Unless you're truly interested in software testing, I would recommend sticking with programming. There truly is a QA mindset, and if you don't have it, you really won't succeed as a tester.

John.
 
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