I have been coding my scripts in the past year and demo'd my automation scripts to him, executed tests in front of him and explained that I will be adding more features. Then he asked me, what is the purpose of my automation tests? I said for regression testing, since I am working with different apps at the same time in a week, why not give this a push? It seemed that he wasn't convinced with it and thought I can just manually test everything - I don't like manually testing everything and this is the reason why I wanted to jump into the Automation task.
I continued coding for a year, determined test cases that are repetitive. I finally demo'd my final product to some of my teammates and received positive remarks - but deep inside, I feel this is not enough. My boss has not seen the final product yet, and the concept of my selenium tests did not change since I have created the framework. Now his questions bugs me - do I really need to automate my tests? What are the scenarios that I could consider to get back and maybe convince myself that I need the automation tests.
I am the only QA in 10 developer team and some of them are not really happy having a QA because they think QA is redundant since they do their Unit and Integration tests..