Questions regarding moving toward a personally determined career goals in the field of software quality assurance and testing.

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Dealing with a slow growth curve in improving automation skills and how that affects ones career

I have been working as a QA since almost ~5 years now. While I am one of the senior QA in my team, and have brought in other quality aspects to the table, my automation skills are still "beginner". As ...
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Want to be Software Tester? From where to start? [closed]

I have done C/C++ in 2007. In between 2008 to 2015 I was doing business. Now I want to study again. I want to be Software Tester (Master Level). Can anybody help me and let me know how & from ...
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Want to be Software Tester (Master Level) . How & from where to Start, [duplicate]

I have done C/C++ in 2007. In between 2008 to 2015 i am doing business. Now I want to study again. I Want to be Software Tester (Master Level) . Can anybody help me and let me know How & from ...
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How to move from test automation to devops? [duplicate]

I have a background as a developer, but have been working on test automation here in the UK for the last years. I work a lot with Java, Webdriver and Jenkins/continuous deivery - but I am very ...
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Is testing/automation as a profession going to die? [closed]

Since many companies are adapting to agile practices, TDD and all it's surroundings - will testing (test automator, not a manual tester) disappear? I am very worried about my future.
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Want to be a developer [closed]

Currently I am a quality engineer and I am working as automation and white box tester. I create automation suite in java and do white box test of java application how can I jump to java or J2ee ...
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Webdriver + servlets, do they add up?

I was recently interviewed for a job as a developer in test, and the interviewer asked me if I had any previous experience with servlets. This questions was totally odd because they don't use ...
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Is this a good test for a selenium developer?

My boss has given me the assignment of interviewing one of the new automation engineers. The only task left is the technical one, and I have been thinking about a good test that I could give him. I ...
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What should be the next steps for my career?

I had a computer science degree years ago and currently have 2.5 years full-time working experience at a Canadian Bank doing QA/Performance Testing using tools such as HP Loadrunner and Performance ...
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Would having a Certificate help?

I have been in the Banking and Finance Industry for almost a year as a Quality Assurance Engineer. I am planning to explore other options and expand my knowledge. Would getting Certifications like ...
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What should I do to get a job in QA? Do companies generally go for fresher as software testing engineer or QA?

I am a fresher and just completed my M.TECH COMPUTER I am very much interested in making my career in QA, I am fundamentally clear about all the testing and methods ..Can i choose it..? As a fresher ...
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Test Automation Engineer, no record-playback?

I want to become a test automation engineer in the future. The thing that is concerning me is this: I have always thought that test automation is using record-playback to test different application. ...
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What are good resources for a manual tester to transition to automation?

Nervously looking at job posts, automation and programming is no longer "good-to-have". It is almost a must. I'm a manual tester looking to start working towards automated testing/test automation. I ...
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Leadership/Management versus Technical Roles

I feel like I am in a point in my career path where I need to start thinking more long term. Up until now I have been known as the technical guy who can figure out anything. I am the person who gets ...
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Which language would benefit in Software Testing career?

I'm Software Test Engineer and have 3+ years of experience. Still I haven't done any localization testing. As far I can guess, a tester should know the language to test the application for that ...
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Need some serious career advice from the elders here

I have recently graduated with a Software Engineering degree. I have found a job as a Test Automation Developer writing frameworks in ruby/cucumber to test other applications that have been developed. ...
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Will getting a Software Testing Certification benefit me in my career?

I have 2 years of experience in manual testing, and I am currently learning automation testing in my spare time. I was thinking that will getting a foundation/entry testing certification really help ...
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New to testing - need direction [closed]

I just found this site, and I have a question for everyone who can help me. My new passion for IT made me wish to learn more, and I wish to start with Testing. I've learned HTML5 and CSS3, but now I'm ...
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Career Change in to Testing

I've around 10+ years of experience in Banking operations including reconciliations, sales, customer services, asset management, and financial transaction QA. Coming to academics I've done my PG in ...
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Can working in QA for a while make someone a better developer/engineer?

I was just wondering what type of skills gained in QA would help someone become a better software engineer/developer (if any)? I was talking to a fellow intern, and he told me that some of his ...
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Changing course from Pre-Med to SQA engineering…what should I do?

I'm in my second semester as junior in college, and until recently, I've been on the pre-med track. Long story short, I realized that I wasn't planning on going to medical school because of my passion,...
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SDET working as freelancer?

Many developers work as freelancer, developing a project on request. Is there a similar career path for SDET? I would like to work in a similar independent way, e.g., by automating tests per project. ...
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Software testing: a first step to development?

I've been testing Ubuntu daily builds for QA since last month. I wasn't too confident in learning development yet, because I didn't feel familiar with encountering a bunch of code. But I want to ...