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Why should a Software Testing Engineer learn Big Data and Hadoop Ecosystem Technologies?

Last updated on May 22,2019 61.7K Views

The testing process is understandably the most important aspect of any software domain. The Testing Engineer role extends to different domains when the organization chooses to adapt itself to an improved technology. In this blog post, let’s discuss why a Software Testing Engineer should learn Big Data and Hadoop ecosystem technologies.

If you are new to the world of Big Data/Hadoop, glance through some of our posts on 5 Reasons to Learn Hadoop,  The Hype behind Big Data and What Hadoop is all about?

Let’s get straight to the nitty-gritty details of this topic;

Why should a Software Testing Engineer learn Big Data and Hadoop?

Career Growth:

Software Testing Engineer learn Big Data and Hadoop

The above chart is self-explanatory. It clearly shows that the growth rate of Hadoop related job are much higher than that of software testing jobs. The maximum growth rate of software testing related jobs is at approximately 1.6% but the growth rate of Hadoop based testing jobs are at a whopping 5% (approximately.)

80% of people who learn Hadoop are from a non-development background. You too can be one of them.

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Limitations of current Testing practices while testing Applications to solve Big Data problems:

  • Software testing approaches are driven by data (like skewness in data, data sets size mismatch etc.) rather than the testing scenarios.
  • Standard data matching tools (like win diff etc.) don’t work with large volumes of data. This becomes a limitation to the software testing engineer’s skill sets.

For mid-sized data, the data can be exposed as HBase tables and verified from input data set by applying business logic on small set of input.

For large scale data, Big data techniques provide engineers with unique skill sets that are used for testing large and complex data sets and find numerous opportunities in the field of meteorology, genomics, connectomics, complex physics simulations and biological and environmental research.

State of Testing field – Expert Opinions:

Scott Barber, a renowned tester, speaker and writer on testing related topic; specializing in the area of System Performance Testing has quoted some really powerful and impacting words about the current situation in the Testing field.

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There has been numerous talks on different social medias about the possibility of Testing becoming a “Dying profession” and Scott does agree that Testing as a profession is in the middle of a dramatic transformation.

Well, that statement was dramatic enough, let take a look at the facts and see for ourselves what is going on in the Testing field.

A Look at Hadoop/Big Data Tester Job Profile:

Below is a requirement placed by a certain organization for their Hadoop Tester requirement:

Software Testing Engineer learn Big Data and Hadoop

When looking at the above requirement, we can see that Testing skills are largely needed and form the foundation of this job profile. Now, all that is required of a Software testing engineer to become a Big Data or a Hadoop Tester is to update himself with Big Data/Hadoop skills.

Software Testing Engineer learn Big Data and Hadoop

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How easy is it, to shift to Hadoop/Big Data:

  • To Java or not to Java – Flexibility to choose:

For those who are experts in Java, the transition is a cake walk as is an open-source, Java-based programming framework. The MapReduce scripts used here are written in Java. Now, it is pretty obvious that to work on Hadoop, knowledge in Java is imperative.

By saying the above, It doesn’t mean that non-Java experts have a rough journey ahead. The beauty of Hadoop is that it has an array of tools that a ‘Non-Java’ expert can use. Some of the Hadoop tools like Hive, Pig and Sqoop don’t require Java knowledge as they rely heavily on SQL.

  • Shared Skills and Application Platforms between a Testing professional and Hadoop professional:

The idea of moving from out comfort zone to a new domain like Big Data/ Hadoop might be a little overwhelming at first. But one has to realise that Testing and Hadoop are not mutually exclusive. Here is a list of skills and platforms that are used between them can be used according to http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk. One or more of these skills, can also be used in alignment with Big Data and Hadoop skills. Thus, making it is easier to make a smooth transition.

Software Testing Engineer learn Big Data and Hadoop

A good Testing Engineer possess sharp analytical skills, strong technical skill, great attitude, detail oriented and willingness to learn. These are the exact traits required for anyone to switch over to Hadoop. It is irrefutable that Testing is undergoing transformation but it is not going to be the end of it. But with the changing times, it is prudent to sail the high wave – Hadoop, considering all its features and flexibility.

Still not convinced you can learn Hadoop? Don’t trust anyone. Judge yourself. Click below to watch a sample class recording of a Big Data and Hadoop class conducted by Edureka.

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Got a question for us? Mention them in the comments section and we will get back to you. 

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107 Comments
  • naveen kumar says:

    Hi,

    i am working as Test Engineer( manual) from 2.5 years and would like to shift to hadoop big data.. wil i get proper opportunities to enter in to this career from the role i am doing now (test engineer) . Can i go learn and will my profile suits this ? Please suggest

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi Naveen,
      A lot of professionals from QA/ Testing background are opting to learn Hadoop. Your experience in testing will not go to waste as you will be debugging MapReduce codes, to check whether Pig/Hive query are meeting the specs or not. Core Java knowledge is the only prerequisite for learning Hadoop. We also provide a complementary course ‘Comprehensive Java Course’ along with ‘Big Data & Hadoop’ course to brush up your fundamentals. You can call us at US: 1800 275 9730 (Toll Free)/ India: +91 88808 62004 to discuss in detail or write to us at sales@edureka.co. You can find more information regarding the course here: http://www.edureka.co/big-data-and-hadoop

  • sreekanth says:

    I am a manual tester in a MNC company with two years of experience.Do switching to Hadoop helps me to grow.Will i get opportunities to get a good job with a handsome salary.Please let me know what would be the expected salary for my profile if i learn Hadoop.

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi Sreekanth, a lot of professionals like you from QA/ testing background are taking this course for better career opportunities. Big Data/Hadoop is the most in-demand technology these days, as most of the big companies are implementing Big Data as a part of their root strategy. There is no doubt that professionals with Hadoop skills are in demand. Sreekanth, as far as the salary is concerned, this is a qualitative scenario and will depend highly upon your expertise in Hadoop.
      Hope we have clarified your doubts. Do call us at US: 1800 275 9730 (Toll Free) or India: +91 88808 62004 or visit this link http://www.edureka.co/big-data-and-hadoop for any further clarifications

  • PK says:

    I have 3+ years of experience in software testing(mannual). I dont have any knowledge of JAVA, is it beneficial for me?

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi PK, a lot of professional from QA/ testing background are taking this course. And during the course you will learn how to debug MapReduce codes, to check whether Pig/Hive query are meeting the specs or not. So it will be a mix of Whitebox /Blackbox strategy. Core java knowledge is a pre-requisite for this course and you will get a complementary course to brush up your fundamentals.
      You can find course information at http://www.edureka.in/hadoop. You can call us at US: 1800 275 9730 (Toll Free) or India: +91 88808 62004 to discuss in detail.

  • santhi says:

    Hi, I would like to know some of the open source Automation testing tools to test Big Data (involves ETL, Neo4j, PIG etc.,). I goggled and spent more time but I couldn’t find an open source tool.

    Can anyone help me out of this?

    Thanks.

  • manish says:

    Hi, I am 13 years exp in Manual and Automation testing. Career growth has stuck and would like to know if Hadoop can help further in testing career growth and if yes then how. Please suggest.

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi Manish,
      A lot of professionals from QA/ Testing background are taking this course. Your experience in testing will be of use as you will be debugging MapReduce codes, to check whether Pig/Hive query are meeting the specs or not. So it will be a mix of White Box –Black Box strategy. As you understand, core Java knowledge is a pre-requisite and you will get a complementary course ‘Comprehensive Java Course’ to brush up your fundamentals. You can call us at US: 1800 275 9730 (Toll Free)/ India: +91 88808 62004 to discuss in detail or write to us at sales@edureka.co. You can find more information regarding the course information here: http://www.edureka.co/big-data-and-hadoop

  • shanky says:

    Hi….I am a Test Manager with 14 years of experience.I would like to explore opportunities as a Big Data QA Manager…Please suggest

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi Shanky, professionals with rich experience like you will get the architecture perspective that is essential to manage a Big Data project. All the instructors at Edureka are from the industry with min 10-15 yrs of IT experience and they share important business use cases during the sessions, which will be interesting for you. Though there is no specific QA/Testing tool available in Hadoop, the course modules will cover various testing aspects like debugging MapReduce codes, checking whether the Hive/Pig scripts are meeting the specs or not. It will be a mix of Whitebox/ Blackbox strategy. So, your current experience will definitely be helpful and you will learn many more new things in this course. Please visit this link for more information: http://www.edureka.co/big-data-and-hadoop You can call us at US: 1800 275 9730 (Toll Free) or India: +91 88808 62004 to discuss in detail.

  • Rags says:

    Hi
    Moreover learning a course in big data will lead me as a big data hadoop developer or big data hadoop tester.? Because I’m in testing profession for past 4.5 years …..I don’t want to change my domain now….big data hadoop testing courses will be available .?

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi Rags, there is no specific Hadoop testing tool available right now. However, the ‘Big Data and Hadoop’ course at Edureka is Hadoop 2.0 ready and covers aspects such as debugging MapReduce codes, checking whether the Hive/Pig scripts are meeting the specs or not. It will be a mix of Whitebox/ Blackbox strategy. So, your current experience will definitely be helpful and you will learn many more new things in this course. Please visit this link for more information: http://www.edureka.co/big-data-and-hadoop You can call us at US: 1800 275 9730 (Toll Free) or India: +91 88808 62004 to discuss in detail.

  • Ankit says:

    Hi,

    I have 3.8 YOE in manual testing. I dont have java/programming knowledge.

    CAn and how i switch to Hadoop?

    Regards.

    • EdurekaSupport says:

      Hi Ankit,
      A lot of professionals from QA/ Testing background are taking this course. And during the course you will learn how to debug MapReduce codes, to check whether Pig/Hive query are meeting the specs or not. So it will be a mix of White Box –Black Box strategy. As You understand, core Java knowledge is a pre-requisite and you will get a complementary course ‘Comprehensive Java Course’ to brush up your fundamentals. You can call us at US: 1800 275 9730 (Toll Free) or India: +91 88808 62004 to discuss in detail. You can find more course information at http://www.edureka.in/hadoop

  • ankit malik says:

    I have around 4 years of exp as BPM consultant..i am really interested in knowing that how bigdata and bpm are interlinked and how it would be beneficial for me..looking forward to hear from you

    thanks

  • bappi says:

    i have around 3 yrs of exp in testing and i need to shift the gear so that i can excel in my career. please suggest me some solutions

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