I was doing pure black box manual testing since 9 years. This year I took initiative and started learning automation tools like selenium, maven, TestNG, Cucumber bdd, Jenkins and contributed to Regression automation frameworks and other projects with my team members.
Now, can I ask for more salary hike for annual appraisal cycle in my company? I think I have delivered more value by doing automation. Do you think its justified.
I do both black box exploratory testing and some Automation work.