Internet Quality Assurance Specialists

Internet quality assurance specialists make sure software, applications, and Internet access are not only user friendly but that they also deliver what is promised. For example, anyone who has surfed the Web, found a store site, ordered a sweater, and received exactly the right sweater has benefited from the work of a quality assurance specialist. To do their work, specialists plan and carry out a process of testing, correcting, and retesting the software, applications, and Web sites. They may work on sites for stores, banks, schools, or any number of institutions or organizations. They may also work on mobile apps for cellular phones, tablets, etc. Some companies have their own quality assurance specialists; other companies may hire quality assurance specialists to work on a project-by-project basis. In either case, quality assurance specialists must have excellent computer skills as well as the ability to problem solve.


Quick Facts
Duties Test, correct, and retest software, applications, and Web sites for companies and other organizations
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Mathematics
Experience Internship; one to two years' experience
Skills
  • Computer
  • Digital Media
  • Organizational
Personality Traits
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Senior Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Quality Assurance Specialist

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