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Vikas Kumar
Vikas Kumar

Vikas Kumar

Software Test Engg

Quintegra Solutions


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Could you tell us briefly about your family background?
I belong to Bihar.My father is a retired State govt employee.Mother is house wife.I am married person.My wife is a home maker and having a 2 years old naughty kid "Harsh".
Degrees that Matter
Practical knowledge is the best way in this field.A person who has trained in QA/Testing is not enough tp perform well.They need to explore more practically and need more technical/programming skills.Scripting and knowledge in some automation tools will help to grow fastly.
A Fine Balance:
Keep family & work in two separate plates.If very necessery then only can move some items(work/Time) to one another.
Most Important Decisions
To become a tester.
Plans for the Future
I will be in good position with so many technical/management skills and as a student to learn more.
The Journey So Far
I have completed my BE from Sathyabama University in May 2007 and got selected in campus by Quintegra Solutions.I have joined here in July 2007 and worked in various domain and acquired testing skills.Till Sep 2010 I was here then Joined Cognizant and started sharpen my skills with new challanges.
Parting thoughts
Yes. A tester must have to learn new tools/script.It will improve career graph.
Points of inflection
Designation in my previous and current org.
Required Reading
always go throgh testing blogs,interview questions and obviously ISTQB certification related items.
Role Model
My Father.He always motivate me. Not "to do right things, but to do thing in right way". This only help to identify "Same but Different" concept in current market.
Tech trends to watch out for
Looking for SOA Testing Tools like GHTester and Vision Plus(V+)
Current and Previous Responsibilities
Here I am involve in test coordination along with normal test process.Managing resource in projects,Task deadline,Communication with client on any updates etc.
Changes in the industry
Ca see a lot of opportunity in this field if compare with past.Also performance testing comes in prime focus these days
Essential Advice
Be a learner in life.Don't assume any thing.Be a blind person about requirement.
Most Important Lessons
Love your Work, not Company..If you love your work company will start loving you and will make a pseudo relationship.
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