Trending Technology Skills for QA Engineers
Last Updated February 17, 2019
What Does a QA Engineer Do?
A QA Engineer is responsible for preventing critical incidents and mitigating support requests. This includes simulating chaotic scenarios to test existing systems, documenting recovery timelines, communicating with all levels of leadership, and compiling reports that support the analysis of incident trends. More organized manners of QA Engineering are referred to as Failure Injection Testing (FIT), which focuses on creating chaos in specific systems within an enterprise.
Key Traits of a QA Engineer
QA Engineers serve as the gatekeepers of applications and communicate technical issues through multiple channels to ensure smooth software releases.
The strongest QA engineers are able to anticipate failures using logic and thereby create tests that prevent production incidents.
QA Engineers must be able to systematically develop hypotheses and disprove causality until root cause is determined.
QA Engineers are natural builders and take extra efforts to understand the inner-workings of technology
Day-to-Day Expectations and Responsibilities
Develop, improve, and maintain automated tests in collaboration with Full-Stack Engineers and DevOps Engineers
Analyze the impact of new solutions and run appropriate regression testing
Review business and technical requirements for new software and develop quality strategies accordingly
Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure technical infrastructure meets performance and scalability requirements
QA Engineer Target Skill Set
Technical Skill Set:
- Experience with software testing framework tools including Selenium
- Experience creating application stress tests
- Experience with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform
Non-Technical Skill Set:
- Analytical mindset
- Ability to document clearly and research purposefully
- Ability to prioritize and multitask in order to meet deadlines
Starter Training Plan for QA Engineers
The following Cloud Academy starter Training Plans prepare professionals to become QA Engineers
Amazon Web Services
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Google Cloud Platform
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QA Engineering Certifications
The following industry certifications are popular among ambitious QA Engineers:
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