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What is the level of coding needed to be a QA automation engineer?

I think the right answer is it depends. It depends on where you work and what you are going to do as QA engineer. At some places it is just manual testing. At some places it is manual testing + UI ...
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What is the level of coding needed to be a QA automation engineer?

To be a webdriver and appium autommation engineer you should: Know at least one programming language fairly well. This can easily take a year or longer. That time commitment is usually the hardest ...
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How to provide more value from test automation to Dev/entire team?

Test automation is more than automating tests. I recommend you reading James Bach "Agile Test Automation" article: Test automation progresses when supported by dedicated programmers (toolsmiths)....
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What are key advantages of adding developer who can test vs tester who can code

TL;DR: The difference between a developer who is using test automation, vs a automated test developer is philosophical and academical, but in reality they have nearly-identical set of skills (and ...
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SDET working remotely

Working remotely as a tester is certainly possible, however the key factor is knowledge and timing. A tester should initially aim to get a greater understanding of: the business domain the product ...
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How to provide more value from test automation to Dev/entire team?

To make it valuable for the entire team I would suggest to: Integrate your tests into CI process. So you need to take a role of devops or help your devops to do that Design your tests in BDD style (...
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Which AWS certification to pursue for a road towards becoming an SDET/test architect?

Nowadays it is more around DevOps and would recommend that you work out on the following: Cloud Practitioner: Best one for a starter course Architect Associate: Good for a QA or Test resource ...
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How to provide more value from test automation to Dev/entire team?

As a QA, things I implemented and now giving benefits for the entire team are: Test Data generation - Devs and Users had less amount of test data in thier specific environments. We were not allowed ...
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Is it possible to become a SDET(QA Automated) without having experience, with the free paths of Test Automation University from Applittols?

Test Automation University courses are excellent for introduction to a certain automation tool or concept but they will not make you a SDET or test automator. What you need to do after passing a TAU ...
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Is it possible to become a SDET(QA Automated) without having experience, with the free paths of Test Automation University from Applittols?

Yes but also no. Learning and writing some tests that are on your github that you can talk about the lessons you learned, definitely. Some random course like the one you linked, LinkedIn learning, etc....
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Test Design Interview Question - How will you test a photo sharing app (like Instagram)

For such general questions, the interviewer is mainly looking for how much knowledge you have about the tools you have used and are you able to practically apply those or not. The questions is really ...
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How testing/QA Org should be positioned?

I was confused at first because at first I thought the bold intro said don't debate about separate team but then a lot of the body takes about embedding in teams. My take right now is that this is ...
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SDET working remotely

Strongly opinionated answer: For classic project work testers should be co-located to the developers. Even with today's communication facilities like chats and messengers personal contact on a day ...
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What are key advantages of adding developer who can test vs tester who can code

This really depends on what the complexity of your software is supposed to be. For simplicity lets segregate two types of software: Complex software requiring strong development skills and knowledge ...
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SDET working remotely

I have been working remotely as a SDET for the last 4 years and with well defined agile projects this is more common. It is still a matter of being able to communicate effectively and daily (Skype, ...
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SDET working remotely

Remote work is IMHO sub-optimal for several reasons: communication is slower, so productivity is lower. communication via phone or chat is much more narrow channel, missing body language, which ...
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