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Software Quality Assurance Engineer or Software Engineer. Which would be better for future career?

 
Mohammad Ashrafuddin Ferdousi
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hi all,

I am a php web application developer/Software Engineer. I worked on php more than 1 year. Now, I have an opportunity to get a job as Software Quality Assurance Engineer. I am confused. Please help.

I need the view depending on Future Career Plan. Is it will be better for me to continue as a Software Engineer or I should take a chance on SQA. Which is more demand-able on future (Based on Salary).

I need your suggestion. I will be very happy if i can here from you.


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Can anyone please help me, in this matter?
 
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Are you currently employed?
 
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Ya, I am currently employed as software engineer mainly php web application developer.
 
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How many years of "paid" professional experience do you have?
 
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What paid( or unpaid) professional work has to do with if someone asking suggestion on shifting or not shifting from php software engineer to Software Quality Assurance Engineer?
 
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I doubt any additional info could be detrimental to the answers given. This is not a yes/no question, it's a "what way do you want to go / what job do you prefer / what experience do you have / how valid is your company compared to the new one / etc. etc."
 
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Dieter Quickfend wrote:I doubt any additional info could be detrimental to the answers given. This is not a yes/no question, it's a "what way do you want to go / what job do you prefer / what experience do you have / how valid is your company compared to the new one / etc. etc."


OK, Let me explain .

1]what way do you want to go?
Ans: I want to see myself as an IT Businessman.

2]what job do you prefer?
Ans: When i will do business, i will prefer the businessman attitude 'n now i like to work any kind of programming relatively software engineering and Software Quality Assurance. I am a big fan of Software/Web Engineering. Whenever i get the chance i always like , actually love to do so.

3]What experience do you have?
Ans: I have more than 1+ years professional/paid experience on php web application development/cms customization. But from 2005 i am doing php and from 2004-2005 i was doing java technology. Recently i am doing java at home and php at office.

4]how valid is your company compared to the new one?
Ans: Sorry to say that, a can not clarify this questions to you. But i can say the current company is a well known IT firm in my country and the new 1 is not so well known in my country but they have a lot of branch in USA, UK, Canada.

That is all i can inform to you. Now, can anyone please help me to find out? Please try to help. It will be a pleasure of mine.
 
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Can anyone please help?
 
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I have more than 1+ years professional/paid experience on php web application development/cms customization. But from 2005 i am doing php and from 2004-2005 i was doing java technology. Recently i am doing java at home and php at office.


Are you saying that you have one year paid experience programming with PHP scripting language?
 
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Yes, I have 1+ years paid experience in php web application development.
 
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Thanks. How did you find the QA position? Are you currently interviewing for positions? Have you received an offer?
 
Mohammad Ashrafuddin Ferdousi
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Sir, I give the interview and get an offer for that post.
 
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Thanks. Just to clarify, you are currently a PHP programmer with less than 2 years of professional experience and have received an offer for a QA position from a different company.

Just a few more questions for you. If you accept the offer, will your salary increase? Do you have a college degree?

And finally, in your 1+ year of experience, how many web applications have "you" created? And how many web applications have "you" worked on which were created by someone else?
 
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Jimmy Clark wrote:Thanks. Just to clarify, you are currently a PHP programmer with less than 2 years of professional experience and have received an offer for a QA position from a different company.

Just a few more questions for you. If you accept the offer, will your salary increase? Do you have a college degree?

And finally, in your 1+ year of experience, how many web applications have "you" created? And how many web applications have "you" worked on which were created by someone else?


OK. Explaining.

1] No, My salary remain same.
2] I have an university degree(B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering).
3] Actually, I do the php cms most of the case(Joomla, OSc, Wordpress). I do 5/6 project completed by me(Joomla, OSc, Wordpress) and 12/13 project(Joomla, OSc, Wordpress) with team.
 
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Thank you. Two more final questions for you.

When you interviewed for the QA position, did it sound interesting to you?

Do you currently enjoy working with your current company and like creating web applications?
 
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Jimmy Clark wrote:Thank you. Two more final questions for you.

When you interviewed for the QA position, did it sound interesting to you?

Do you currently enjoy working with your current company and like creating web applications?


Ya, It sounds interesting to me.

Similarly, I am also enjoy to work with the current company and it is also interesting to me.


Actually, I feel interests in any kind of computer science and engineering technology except Computer Networks.
 
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Based on the information that you have provided, I suggest that you do not accept the QA position and keep working as a PHP programmer.

Decline the offer and tell them that you want a 20% increase in the salary they offered. If they accept, then take the QA position.

In terms of career development, you should start looking at graduate programs in Information Systems or Business Administration.

Also consider PMP certification as this will enable you to more easily shift into business/management position in the future.

And finally, your written English is a bit rough, consider taking a couple of courses in English (with focus on writing and grammar.)

Good luck!

http://www.pmi.org/
 
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Jimmy Clark wrote:Based on the information that you have provided, I suggest that you do not accept the QA position and keep working as a PHP programmer.

Decline the offer and tell them that you want a 20% increase in the salary they offered. If they accept, then take the QA position.

In terms of career development, you should start looking at graduate programs in Information Systems or Business Administration.

Also consider PMP certification as this will enable you to more easily shift into business/management position in the future.

And finally, your written English is a bit rough, consider taking a couple of courses in English (with focus on writing and grammar.)

Good luck!

http://www.pmi.org/


Hi,

At first, sorry for my English. Please do not mind for this. I did not write anything to heart you. I promise, I will do better english next couple of months.

Thanks, for your suggestions. I will try to follow those. From your messages, i learn at least one thing. The analytical ability. That makes me happy that, at least i learn one new thing.

Anyway, I need to know some several things, if you do not mind.

1] "Information Systems or Business Administration graduate program"--Why it is important for SQA position? I have not enough money and time(After spending the office schedule) to accomplish this course. So, Can i learn these from self learning? Is there any resource that you can inform me, kindly?

2] What should be the minimum requirement to be a SQA Engineer? I should write production/development level code? Or just use some software/tools?

3] If they increase the salary and i joined on that position, How my career going to changed?

4] What would be the better option for career SQA or Software Engineer(Depends on salary or annual income)?

5] It is just personal. I want to know more about you. If you agree, we can be good friend. I think, I can learn a lot of things from you. I want to learn more. if it is not possible for you to build up a friendship, I want to know about you. What tools you use for your profession and such. Please do not mind. It would be a pleasure for me, knowing you.


Anyway, thank you for all of your messages that would help me to improve myself. And again, please do not mind for my English. I will try to improve my English. Wish you a very good day.


Best Regards
codeperl
 
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