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Your Resume vs. Your LinkedIn Profile: What’s more important for job search? [Infographic]

LinkedIn has evolved to be the top professional social network for professionals to look for job opportunities and network. According to Jobvite eighty seven percent of recruiters use LinkedIn as part of their candidate search. So, are resumes becoming less important? Our recruiters answer this in the infographic below.

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Click on the following link for Top resume tips to make your resume stand out.

If you would like more information about how our Quardev Recruiting team can assist you in your career search, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Email works best. For more information and new job opportunities, click here.

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Quardev Referral Program

Referral Program

Know someone who would benefit from making a change?

At Quardev, we’re a team of professionals who are smart, passionate, and committed to having fun, innovating and helping businesses succeed.  We are growing, and we’re constantly looking for smart and creative talent to join our team. If you know someone who would be a great fit for our team, please send them our way.

To review our current list of open positions, check out our careers page.

How it works?

To refer a friend, download, complete, and submit the ‘Referral Program form’ to

If the person you referred is successfully hired by Quardev, you will be eligible to receive a $500* Referral Bonus after their first 6 months as a Quardev employee.

*For key positions we may offer special bonus.

It’s that easy!


For details about the jobs or employee referral program, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Download the form here.

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3 Top Reasons to Attend QASIG September 12!

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3 reasons to attend QASIG

1. Meet New People“Everyone you will ever meet, knows something you don’t.” – Bill Nye, UMass Lowell 2014

Bill Nye during his commencement address at UMass Lowell Morning Commencement Ceremony in 2014 said, “Everyone you will ever meet, knows something you don’t.” And when it comes to being able to easily navigate today’s development and test expectations, meeting new people who share your technical interests and experiences helps you come up with creative solutions to the challenges you face during those long work hours and presents new learning and partnership opportunities too.

2. Learn Test Automation Approaches in CI/CD Environments

If you are passionate about software development and testing, the September QASIG is a great opportunity to meet experienced professionals in the testing community who have the same drive for Quality and passion for meeting test demands in CI/CD environments. Not only is this your opportunity to learn about the nuances of testing in CI/CD, this is your chance to develop a network of professionals that you can reach out to for future collaborations.

We will be welcoming Joy Shafer and Leonard Vaughn, from The Climate Corp. They will be presenting, “An experience report on CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment).”In this presentation, Joy and Leonard will talk about the victories and setbacks, the Climate Corporation has experienced in its quest for the holy grail of software delivery. To learn more about the speakers click here.

3. Enter to Win a Free Pass to PNSQC!

PNSQC is happening from 8th – 10th October 2018 in Portland. Attending is another great way to meet new people who share your interests. While continuing to learn about best software development and test practices. We are happy to be giving away one PNSQC conference admittance (worth $1000+ value), in collaboration with PNSQC! You must be present to win.

If what you have read sounds exciting to you, register today! Meetup and have some fun along the way with free pizzas and beer! It’s an open to all event and registration is free – hope to see you there!

About QASIG – The QASIG was started in 2003 and is managed by Quardev, Inc., a technical services firm with deep roots in quality assurance and testing who provides skilled talent in IT Staffing and managed project solutions. The QASIG seeks to engage members of the high-tech community in discussions on the evolving challenges of software quality assurance and look at ways to advance the leading methodologies and best practices.

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5 Reasons Why Employees Leave their job [Infographic]

Employees leave their job for various life reasons like going back to school, relocation, long commute to work, health issues and to stay home with kids. However many times the reason why employees leave has a lot to do with the employer. Here’s an infographic that highlights the top 5 reasons why employees leave their job.

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Retaining employees is as important as attracting new employees. Check out blog “Effective employee retention strategies“, for tips on reducing employee turnover.

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Is manual testing dead? OR the role of manual testing converging?

Is Manual Testing dead


When you look at all the testing job ads today that mention ‘Automation Testing’ it makes us wonder if manual testing is dying or if it’s already dead?  Why this change? And how can Manual testers succeed in the current market?

Testing that was once all performed manually, by exploratory methods or by carefully executing test steps, is now done with the help of various automation tools, reducing the number of test cases that have to be run. CI/CD and test automation are taking priority over manual testing and much of the manual testing needs that remain are outsourced to overseas teams.

Both Manual and automated testing have their benefits and disadvantages but knowing the difference and when to use one over the other for best results is the key.

  • Manual testing is best suited for projects where the tester’s knowledge, experience, analytical skills, and creativity is required to support tight deadlines or lack of documentation. User Acceptance Test (UAT) is another area where manual testing helps to test how user-friendly or efficient the product is to the end user.
  • Automation testing is used by companies to deliver software solutions with improved quality and a significant reduction in test-cycle time. It has the ability to make the testing process more efficient and effective while giving consistent results. It’s widely used for regression testing, Load testing, and Performance testing.

Here are our suggestions to stay relevant in response to the current trend.

Acknowledge the change and develop skill-sets

The agile software development process has made software testers and developers work together to make a quality product. The DevOps methodology enforces the emphasis of quality throughout the SDLC and the entire team assumes responsibility for quality.

It’s critical that you know and understand the most modern testing techniques. There are many resources available to practice and master the skills.  Manual testing knowledge is important for software testing, but in the current market it’s difficult to find a job with only manual testing skills. Automation involves code and learning automation with a programming language like Python or Java is a valuable to have in your toolbelt. Other skills like XML, HTML, CSS, XPATH, and SOAP are also good to learn.

Becoming familiar with open source languages and tools will also help you stay relevant with automation roles. Selenium is one of the popular and convenient tools to learn for automation testing. ‘Selenium Simplified’ by Alan Richardson is a great starting point for beginners. Knowledge of other testing frameworks like Nightwatch.JS, Cucumber (support for most major languages), Jasmine (for JavaScript) and Protractor, and Continuous Integration tools like Jenkins CI and TeamCity will also help you get the most out of automated testing.

There are numerous online resources available to help you learn the ins and outs of automated testing. If possible, work closely with other automation engineers and developers to learn their tools and best practices. Transitioning from a manual tester to automation engineer is a great way to continue down the path of success.

While manual testing isn’t dead or dying its scope is reduced and progressively augmented by automation tools. Working to learn new skills and knowledge is always a good practice in the fast-paced, ever changing world of technology.

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Employee Retention Strategies [Infographic]

Talent in the current tech sector is hard to recruit and harder to retain. Employee retention and engagement is one of the top challenges faced by companies.

Here are six effective strategies you can adopt to help increase loyalty and reduce employee turnover.

Employee Retention Strategies

Employees are the greatest asset to a company and to keep them happy and motivated should be one of the top priorities.

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