I've been working in QA for a year and a half now, I started of doing manual testing and then I've moved on to QA automation and or been using Ruby + selenium webdriver + page object model + page factory. I will also be doing API rest testing in a few weeks. I've been given some money from the company for this year to spend on whatever training I want to.
I don't know what to spend it on to improve my job the only things I can think of are below, can you guys advise me on my ideas or even add ideas that could aid in my job.
Ruby training - am new to using Ruby coming from Java but not sure how much a course would benefit as there are plenty docs online for general programming.
Jenkins - once I have created my tests locally and they all work I commit my code to a branch on git and then run on a Jenkins box to test my test on a second box before adding to master. - I use Jenkins but I don't no how to set up my own testing box. Would a course on Jenkins benefit my CV and make me more valuable as a tester to future company's by being able to set up my own testing box? Could this help me make more money?
ISTQB - I don't have any of the ISTQB Certs - would this be any benefit to my CV help me get better paid future job ? Baring in mind I have 1.5 years testing experience. And a 1st class bsc degree in computer science?
Mobile testing - I have never done any and I don't know what tools or languages are used to test mobile apps.
Any other ideas you guys have and any advice please comment or add to this post.
Are there any big QA festivals etc? We're I could go and learn good stuff to take back to were I work?