Most of us might be curious to know how testers at
Testvox work it out while at home or what would life of
a tester be like. Meet our Tester Aiswarya Jayakrishnan who has taken
some time out of her busy schedule to talk to us about a day in a life
of a software tester.
Tell us something about
I am presently settled with my family in
Angadipuram, a small town in Malappuram
district of Kerala. Our small family includes myself, my husband and
my little son.
I have pursued a degree in BCA, after which I joined Testvox. My
biggest inspiration is my husband, I love
cooking and spending time with my family.
I like making new friends, which has always helped me to get going
in my professional life as well. That’s a
little bit about myself.
What made you choose
testing as a career?
I was always interested in computers and
anything related to it, so I pursued an
education in the same. And when it came to choosing a career,
I was more inclined towards testing than development, which I didn’t
like so much. I also was looking for a
job that pays me well,
considering my interest in software testing and QA. I got my first
job as a junior tester at Testvox through
an online job portal.
Isn’t it difficult for
you to maintain work-life balance?
I have setup a workstation at home where I
usually don’t allow anyone so as to work
peacefully and spend rest of the time with my family.
Sometimes hectic work lasts 8 hours as it
nears to release dates, otherwise my work
gets over before that and then I take up my hobbies or try to learn
what’s happening in the testing
What are your
experiences interacting with developers from the client side?
As of now I have worked with a few clients,
and since it's been always outsourced projects, it was always on the
I have had both good and not so good experiences, nevertheless,
everything has made me a better professional each day. I have grown
by learning from my mistakes.
There have been different types of clients, some are open and easy
to interact while some others do not communicate well.
How do you deal with
tough times in the process?
I have felt bad sometimes, but when the
mistake is mine, I don't hesitate to accept and correct it. Afterall
we are all humans.
What motivates you
I always motivate myself to learn new domains
and test them with perfection.
Because I know that’s what helps in
the long run and I am always excited to
explore new areas for testing and quality assurance in the software
What else do you do
apart from Testing?
I am a fine cook. I enjoy cooking more than
anything. Moving on to software testing, being a fresher in the
industry I was able to learn and work on three to four domains
within a span of just one year, which is something interesting in a
Moreover, I always find some time to spend with my little one amidst
all the work I take up in a day.
What are some of your
favourite apps that you like to test?
I like to test pretty much every app, but my
favourite ones are e-commerce and entertainment applications.
Being used in our daily lives, it is interesting to test the
with more flexibility and ease just like an end user uses it, more
like a monkey testing.
How would you recommend
a friend to join Testvox ?
Testvox has provided a wide platform for me to
learn and understand a lot being a fresher as you know.
I don’t think I would have been able to do this much within one year
if I were somewhere else. More than working hard for the company,
I was able to develop myself as a professional tester. The same
would be my recommendation to a friend to join Testvox.