Just to put the question at top:
How can I 'break' into the Software Test Lead or Software Test Automation world from being a tester?
Is there any suggestions for what to study to advance within the Software Test world?
I am looking for a position in Northwest Florida (Essentially, an IT void). I am currently in QA but I need to move. I am looking for a position there and having very little luck. I was curious as to what others have had luck with and what would make me stand out.
My background in the field is limited but I have done amazing work at my company. My skill set is closer to a developer but I have a strong passion for testing. I have developed several testing applications for my current company. I am finding jobs for
Software Test Lead and
Software Automation but, while I feel I am qualified, my resume isn't up to par and I know very little for these positions.
So, what can I learn, where can I study and what should I know when applying for a test lead or test automation position?
Is there any certifications or communities that could be of assistance with developing and furthering my career and skill set?