Imagining the modern world without the Internet is virtually impossible. Every day, people interact with dozens of websites and applications, and as we all know, the better the user’s impression of them, the higher the likelihood that they will become indispensable to those in the digital world.
But while the attractive appearance of the site or program is important, a user-friendly interface is essential.
At this point, we can’t say that bug-free software does not exist, but today we want to tell you a little about the heroes fighting bugs hiding in the programming. After all, what is the point of a beautiful website or application if nothing happens when you click on the “buy” button? Or worse, the site gives you the dreaded 404 error.
This is where our Internet exterminators come to the rescue, ensuring the sites and applications are functioning flawlessly, without bugs and crashes, by providing Quality Assurance, or in simple speak – testers.
What kind of animal is this Quality Assurance, and what does it do?
A QA-engineer (Quality Assurance engineer) is a specialist in quality assurance of software development (software) and its functional testing.
It is these people who check the performance of a site, application, game, or specialized software before making it available to the public. There are a huge variety of testers, each requiring different work skills, programming knowledge, and meticulousness in performing their duties.
The more specialists and the higher their skills, the more stable and better the product enters the consumer market. This is where IT corporations such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and others succeed. After all, you must admit, it is always a pleasure to open their applications and responsive interface and marvel at the absence of bugs and critical errors, as well as their dedication to providing constant support for their products and, in case of new errors, their prompt correction. It’s a fact that companies are watching their offspring, and every year their products are getting better, and the audience is growing inexorably.
And, it is not for nothing that companies value and rather generously pay testing specialists because they are well aware that it is the engine compartment of applications and programs that plays a key role in selling a product.
As an example, if we go to job search sites from top companies like Google, Facebook, etc., we will see some pretty tempting numbers there. The starting salary for all types of testers starts at $90,000 per year, and over time, it can grow to $160,000 or more, and this is without bonuses that companies almost always and quite frequently payout, especially if you are very good at your job.
At the same time, there is always huge competition for these positions since working conditions and salaries are very good. Such tech giants have various programs to help with relocation and employment. They even help find housing and schools for children. Because of this attitude towards their employees, the world receives excellent testing specialists from various countries – India, Africa, and Eastern Europe.
What would we do without them?
The tester’s task is to test the software before it is released to the general public. It is still impossible to protect yourself from bugs 100% of the time, which is why one of the Itera Research services is a specialist who, even after the development is completed, will control the project and carry out a thorough inspection and program-wide cleanup of bugs.
The modern world is developing and changing very quickly – every day, dozens, if not hundreds of new sites, applications, games, operating systems, and many more products are released that simply need those who will conduct performance tests.
Itera Research has a team of experienced testers, and we are constantly looking for talent. Our QA department performs functional testing at every stage of the software development or after the release. We test mobile applications on real devices. Our test automation engineers turn routine manual tests into automated scripts and prepare all the necessary test data. After all, everything that we all use now, at one time passed through days, if not months, in search of the most minor bugs and flaws – and all this so that the user was satisfied even when the public version of the product was launched.