Let me give my brief intro about my Education background -
I have done my schooling from JNV…Yes I am a Navodayan. Merit holder in 10th CBSE with 10 CGPA , 12th PCM with 95%..Won college level coding competitions , Gold Medalist in RTU for four years of academic performance in my Graduation.. Cracked GATE 2018 and 2020 also with AIR 1348.
And today I am a Tester. I do both Manual and Automation Testing. It doesn't mean that I am not good in coding that's why I am not a developer. Truth is I never tried for being a Developer…
In my initial 1 Year of Job, I never bothered about job profile. I had Job and Money .. I should be happy and fortunately I was. I shifted to Bangalore and had very minimal contact with my Social Media. When I shifted back to Gurugram and Met with friends.. They asked me my Profile.. I proudly replied everytime that I am a Tester in an MNC. I got little down response.. "Yrr tu to topper thi or tu tester kyn.. developer kyn nhi (You were topper and why are you aTester not a developer)".. That time I just ignored.. but same talk I started hearing very frequently.. Then I thought .. am I missing something?..
The first thing that I did was.. I updated my Linkdln profile by editing my Role from "Associate Quality Engineer" to "Associate L1".
Yes !! I also felt low for being a tester not developer. I felt but I don't feel now.
Both has their own advantage, what actually you do being Tester is matters alot.
- you are assuring quality, You can play a vital role in Business growth as your perception will be from Users point of View.
- You know whole Product, each feature and Complete flow from backend to front end.
- If coding excites you, You can do wonder with Automation. Quality at high speed will be at your end.
You should not be ashamed of being a Tester.
Happy Testing !!