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TestLodge launches career support platform

One of the top emerging software testing tools to come out of the UK has launched a new platform designed to support those pursuing a career in software testing - a growing industry worth $3bn a year.

South Wales-based TestLodge has launched SoftwareTester.Careers, a new site that combines useful tips, advice and information about software testing with active job listings from across the world.

Founder of TestLodge, Scott Sherwood said they came up with the idea for the site after the tool was becoming recognised as a ‘desired skill’. Scott said: “We noticed that many Quality Assurance (QA) job adverts were listing experience using TestLodge as a desired attribute. Similarly, we found that freelancers were frequently listing our tool as part of their skillset. This gave us the idea that perhaps we could have a role to play in supporting QA’s looking to start a career in software testing.

“After a bit of research, we felt that whilst there were plenty of websites discussing the latest news and trends in software testing, there was very little that gave advice to those aspiring to build a career in the industry. We decided to reach out to bloggers and experienced software testers and asked them to contribute to the site.

“As the idea developed, the next natural fit was to add a jobs board to the site, so users across the world can job search and apply for their first or next career in software testing. Essentially, we hope the site will become a vital resource for those wanting to enter the ever-growing profession.”

The recruitment section of the website already has many active job listings, which link directly through to the career page, and a growing list of articles ranging from CV support to entry level skill guides.

Mr Sherwood continued: “We hope the website will grow into a one-stop-shop for those looking to kick start their careers in an ever growing industry. Software testing is worth $3bn a year with a recent report from industry analyst, IBIS World stating that it is likely to grow further as more companies look to outsource testing.”

TestLodge currently supports thousands of users across more than 180 countries and is widely regarded as one of the top emerging software testing tools to come out of the UK.

For more information about SoftwareTester.Careers you can go to the website, www.softwaretester.careers or on Twitter, @TesterCareers.

For more information about TestLodge, you can visit the website www.testlodge.com or on Twitter, @TestLodge.