Career memes of the week: QA tester

18 Mar 2014

Consumers who love playing a game, making a purchase via an app, or adding filters to their smartphone photos can also thank a QA tester for their positive experience.

QA (quality assurance) testers act as end users of a piece of software, and test, evaluate and troubleshoot any bugs or errors throughout the user experience. Any issue a QA tester finds with the software can then be logged by programmers.

QA testers usually work in a business-casual office environment. They may have to work longer hours as deadlines, such as a product release date, approaches.

A good QA tester will typically have strong analytical and communication skills in order to suss out any software problems and relay them to relevant colleagues, as well as be able to work well on a team and motivate himself or herself to complete tasks.

In Ireland, a QA tester can expect to earn an average annual salary of €31,696, according to PayScale.com.

QA tester meme

QA tester meme

QA tester meme

QA tester meme

QA tester meme

QA tester meme

QA tester meme

QA tester meme

QA tester meme

QA tester meme

Tina Costanza
By Tina Costanza

Tina comes to Ireland from Canada, where she held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto. When she’s not saving dangling participles or managing production at Siliconrepublic.com, she’s training for 10K races or satisfying a craving for scones.

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