According to CareerBliss, "The happiest job of all isn’t kindergarten teacher or dentist. It’s software quality assurance engineer." and this is not a one time occurrence. Over the past several years, Software Quality Assurance Engineer has scored very highly against all possible career options and industries.
The annual surveys goes on to say, "In past studies, we have noted that the long hours and intense demands on software engineers’ time caused them to rank as less than happy. However, we are happy to report that software quality assurance engineers feel rewarded at work, as they are typically the last stop before software goes live and correctly feel that they are an integral part of the job being done at the company."
Professionals across all industries rated how they felt about their jobs on a scale of one to five. They rated how they felt about eight factors: work-life balance; relationship with co-workers; work environment; job resources; compensation; growth opportunities; company culture; and daily tasks.
|IT Job Title||2012 Rank||2013 Rank||2014 Rank||Avg Placement||IT Ranking|
|Software Quality Assurance Engineer||1||2||2||2||1|
|Software Engineer / IT Consultant||15||2||19||12||3|
|System Administrator / Network Engineer||20||9||17||15||4|
|2012 Results||2013 Results||2014 Results|
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ISTQB® is performing surveys yearly, to check the market trends in regards to Effectiveness of the certifications, and the state of the world in testing trends.
We will publish here regularly infographics summarizing the trends of the surveys done.
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