Elo touch solutions.How to find a software testing job? After working as a business analyst in China for three years, namely Business Analyst, or BA for short, I had planned to continue to look for a job in BA after coming to New Zealand, but the reality soon woke me up.
1, first of all, the demand for BA in New Zealand is relatively small, most small and micro enterprises and even small and medium-sized enterprises (in New Zealand, companies with more than 20 employees can generally be proudly called medium-sized or even large enterprises), there are no full-time BA positions, basically only ‘big enterprises’ with more than 50 people or some multinational enterprises will have special BA positions, and the requirements are very high.
2. Secondly, a very important skill of foreign BA is to be able to talk nonsense for 2 hours. Only in this way can you have the basic skills of bullshit. As for migrant workers like me, needless to say that I had just arrived in New Zealand, it is extremely difficult for me to reach this level in English now.
3. What if you get lucky? There was still a glimmer of hope in my heart at that time, so after completing the language class and entering the master’s program, I began the first wave of resume delivery. At that time, the state of mind is also beautiful, if any enterprise wants me to go, then I will not take a master’s degree and sign up directly, which can also save a lot of tuition fees.
It turns out that this kind of shit won’t let me step on it. After about 3 months of delivery, I got nothing but a lot of good rejection letters, 0 written tests and 0 interviews. At this time, I found that I had delivered all the companies with BA positions in New Zealand, in other words, the road to BA was completely over for me.
III. Treatment and requirements of foreign testing industry.
Change careers? It may be possible to become a programmer with low requirements for English, but with no development experience, how can I compete with a large number of local graduates and experienced overseas people every year? Transferred to business? Don’t joke, the chances are even slimmer. It seems that it has fallen into a desperate situation. At that time, it seemed that there was a good chance that he would finish his master’s degree, spend a year’s work visa, and then return home in disappointment.
I can’t remember when I inadvertently found that the demand for testing for IT jobs in New Zealand was very high, far exceeding the demand for BA. At the same time, after carefully studying the job requirements of the test position, I was pleased to find that many of the requirements were the same as what I did in the project when I was doing BA. I have experienced a lot of projects when doing BA before, and we don’t have full-time testing in the project, so I did a lot of manual tests as BA, but this part of experience became a lifesaver for me in New Zealand.
After setting the goal, or the last possibility, it is followed by an in-depth analysis of the New Zealand testing industry. After day and night interviews, the specific outputs are as follows:
Jobs in the IT industry have always been on the list of long-term skills shortages for the New Zealand Immigration Service, and the most recruited jobs in the test category are undoubtedly test analysts, or Test Analyst.
Test analyst (Test Analyst) has a career opportunity rating of GOOD in New Zealand, which means the position is very scarce and is needed by a large number of companies.
The median wage in New Zealand society as a whole is more than NZ $50, 000, which means that the salary of the test analyst (Test Analyst) is much higher than that of the society, and there are plenty of opportunities, so the next step is to figure out what to do.
Test analyst (Test Analyst) is an integral part of the enterprise product cycle, whose goal is to ensure the quality and performance of products and services, analyze the results and output reports, and identify and report problems through careful planning and execution of the testing process.
New Zealand does not attach great importance to academic qualifications, but some large enterprises will have relevant qualifications, such as computer science, information systems and other IT-related requirements. Most enterprises value experience and technical capabilities, such as integration testing, system testing, regression testing, smoke testing, and particularly important automated testing. In addition, the corresponding soft skills will also have further requirements, such as logical skills, good communication skills, and the ability to work as a team.