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Test automation is software development. And in my experience, it is approximately as difficult as writing the thing you're testing. So: If you were good at test automation, you will be good at software development. By "good at test automation," I mean that the tests you write are: Reliable (the information they report accurately describes something ...


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Most straightforward option would be to start developing small little tools to help testing. Test automation, scripts analyzing logs, whatever your group need. You know your needs better than developer. Talk to your manager about possibilities of automation you see, and how you want to improve productivity of your team. More disruptive way will be to try ...


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I would not worry to much about your background. Good software development is not learned in schools, since it is all about practice and more practice. Developers are in high demand, even people with poor development skills often find a job as a software developer. Some options: Tell your current employer you want to become a full-time developer and ask ...


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It depends. Seriously, a lot depends on where you are (different countries have laws about what questions can't be asked), what kind of development process your team uses, your company culture, and the kind of applications your company produces. This isn't an exhaustive list, either. That said, if there are developers in the interview, you would probably ...



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