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Ashit Mani
Ashit Mani

Ashit Mani

Team Lead - QA/ Testing

Neuronimbus Software Services P. Ltd.


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Could you tell us briefly about your family background?
I come from a middle class family. My father is a retired Sr. B.A.S Officer (Civil Services) and My mother is house wife. We are 4 siblings (including me). Our family is very simple and understand social values. Also, we believe in success through education and labour.
Areas for the Future
Areas which will be in demand in future (QA/ testing):
1. Domain Expertise
2. Communication skill and frequent client communication.
3. Quick learning and understanding of flows.
4. Ability to work in agile environment.
5. Automation testing Using open tools like selenium, jmeter, etc.; test script
Degrees that Matter
1. Testing and automation basics (Practical/ Project oriented) from a reputed institute.
2. ISTQB Certification
3. It would be good if aspirant has technical qualification (e.g. MCA, Btech).
4. Good Communication skill (as it is most required for QA and testing)
Role Model
Yes- Steve Jobs. really creative and made several imaginations to become reality. He has changed the whole concept of graphics and usability.
Changes in the industry
Initially when i started this was just to find errors in application and most percentage of it was exploratory. But now it has become to check application for completeness matching required and then negative criteria. Also, at most customers use flow is a major part to consider while testing.
Points of inflection
Unrealistic deadline and delivery irrespective of quality measure.
The Journey So Far
When I was in final semester of my MCA (END-2005)(Project Due, I had started working in a BPO to help my monthly expenditure. I worked there for 4 months then left as i didn't find a good career there. Then I tried my hand in networking; then did testing course and started a career in QA in 2008.
Plans for the Future
In the position of QA Manager / Project Delivery Manager / Functional Trainer / Domain Trainer / Domain Expert.
Essential Advice
You need to have good command over English as well as Software functional flow. To concentrate on big domains like- Banking, Finance or insurance would be good. Having hands on experience in writing SQL queries and test script would be an added advantage and would be ladder for fast growth.
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