How to find out if a profession in Software Testing is in demand in my City/State/Province?
- November 23, 2016
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Uncategorized
Search on Internet
According to a poll by the Society for Human Resource Management, 88% of hiring managers now rely on the Internet to fill open positions in their organizations.
Here is the list of best job search sites in North America:
- Indeed (http://www.indeed.com for USA and http://www.indeed.ca for Canada).
- CareerBuilder (http://www.careerbuilder.com for USA and http://www.careerbuilder.ca for Canada).
- SimplyHired (http://www.simplyhired.com for USA and http://www.simplyhired.ca for Canada).
- Dice (http://www.dice.com)
- Glassdoor (http://www.glassdoor.com).
- Workopolis (http://www.workopolis.com)
- OnForce (http://www.onforce.com)
- BCTechnology (http://bctechnology.com/jobs/search.cfm)
Make a search using following keywords:
- Software QA
- Software Tester
- QA Analyst
Here are some examples of the current monthly demands for Software Testers:
- California – 1100 open positions
- New York – 600 open positions
- Illinois- 200 open positions
- Ontario – 200 open positions
- Quebec – 80 open positions
- Alberta – 50 open positions
- British Columbia – 50 open positions
Use your previous job experience in searching for a tester position
If your previous work experience relies on skills that are not relevant to the Software Industry, narrow down the search you just performed, with keywords of your profession/industry name (make a search within results of previous search). For a former bank employee it would be ‘financial’ or ‘accounting’, for a nurse ‘medical’ or ‘medicine’, for an engineer ‘chemical’, ‘aviation’ or ‘military’, etc. If nothing pops up, try inputting a special skill you have like ‘foreign languages’. Why? Often employers look for testers with very specific skills.