Software quality assurance engineers work with software developers to improve software products during development. They run tests on software or applications and analyze defects in order to improve products and enhance quality of software.
Aside from product testing, SQA engineers may also review product requirements and specifications in order to foresee potential issues, provide input of functional requirements and advise on design. Other duties include making suggestions to improve testing strategies, as well as utilizing databases to create reports and presentations on any defects.
An associate's or bachelor's degree program in computer engineering, computer programming or information technology as well as computer programming, digital electronic design and microprocessor design courses. Bachelor's degree programs that include include general education courses and cover advanced topics, such as circuit theory, software engineering and signals and systems design will be an added advantage.
Certification from vendor such as Azure and AWS will be an added advantage.