Best luck dude. One friendly suggestion.
The sad news about me..I am very much interested in JAVA.Even after clearing my SCJP my PM said i would have to do one more year in testing then only i will be in development ...
Why you are showing sad smily for being in QA? QA and Dev are both of equal kind of jobs only thing is that one needs to find the challenges by their own.
Myself been in QA for 2 years before I started the career in Java. And I enjoyed it.
SCJP 1.4 95%