“The Planit Software Testing Bootcamp was really useful in inducting me into the ways of testing and what is expected from the role. I was also introduced to methodologies such as Agile, and how useful they are in delivering a quality product from the start to the end of development.”
Saikiran Emmadi, Test Analyst, Planit
Following graduation, Saikiran Emmadi was faced with the tricky prospect of finding a graduate position in IT. But with so many different fields to specialise in, he wasn’t immediately sure where to start looking.
A keen fan of technology, Saikiran began researching different fields and specialisations to work in. He browsed and watched several tutorial videos until he stumbled upon one about testing.
“I remember this video stood out to me because it explained how testing is important in every sector and not just technology,” he said. “After watching the video, I was convinced that testing was the career path for me, and it inspired me to look for a way into the field.”
“With the entire world now in a digital era, I decided that being involved in delivering high quality and meaningful software and applications was the place for be,” he said.
While searching for graduate tester positions, Saikiran discovered that Planit was running a Software Testing Bootcamp (STBC) in India. In fact, this was Planit’s first STBC in the region following the addition of the two India offices to the company’s global footprint in 2016.
“The bootcamp was really useful in inducting me into the ways of testing and what is expected from the role,” Saikiran said. “I was also introduced to methodologies such as Agile, and how useful they are in delivering a quality product from the start to the end of development.”
Saikiran successfully passed the STBC and is now a Test Analyst in the Hyderabad office. Since joining the company, he’s been impressed with how supportive and collaborative the work environment is.
“Planit has a very friendly working environment which really puts me in a right mindset whenever I come in to work,” Saikiran said. “We’re always encouraged to help each other and make decisions together for the benefit the whole team.”
The role of a tester is a constantly evolving one. Fortunately, Saikiran knows that he is able to make use of Planit’s extensive training capability to further skill up and offer more to the projects he’s working one.
“Planit makes sure that everyone is certified and knows the core fundamentals of testing,” Saikiran said. “For those who want to go beyond that, there are numerous opportunities to continue certification and specialise in one or more types of testing.”
Saikiran is one of many Planit staff that is interested in getting certified, since it helps him build his career and improve the quality of the work he can deliver. “Through Planit’s ongoing career guidance and training support, I am able to showcases the skills I have acquired and stay a step ahead of trends in the testing industry.”