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How can I make a smooth transition from being a Black-Box Tester to an expert Automation Engineer?

Quote:- If you can’t do great things, do small things in a great way. Automated testing requires more discipline compared to manual, Learning automation is not difficult but it requires a focused and ...
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What prerequisites does a tester need before testing a Machine Learning based product?

Don't worry too much about the idea of testing a product which includes machine learning algorithms - you just need to make sure that it's returning accurate results. Primarily, testing ML ...
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What professional certifications should a software test engineer get?

None, personally I have signed the professional tester's manifesto, because I think tester certifications currently do not make sense. Mainly they are to theoretical and pretty useless in the real ...
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Can Testers ask for more Salary hike if they switch to Test Automation?

Salary hike is not just about what you think you have provided. You have to ask the following questions to the situation. Can organization hire more experienced talent with much more expertise in ...
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Can Testers ask for more Salary hike if they switch to Test Automation?

A better question might be to ask yourself "Did you add value by solving an problem important for the team/business?" When we do any activity in software development may be its ...
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Software Tester Skill Matrix with Levels

I worked recently on a matrix for my team and found it to be a great exercise to refine my thoughts on testing. Here is an example topic, Defect Management. Here are a couple of images of the Skill ...
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What prerequisites does a tester need before testing a Machine Learning based product?

At the outset, the machine learning models have been termed as non-testable due to the absence of the test oracle. However, one could make use of pseudo oracle approach such as some of the following ...
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How much SQL knowledge is needed to learn Selenium?

To automate tests in Selenium you don't need to know SQL at all. However, knowledge of SQL helps in general in testing and test automation, for instance: finding useful test data automating test ...
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What professional certifications should a software test engineer get?

It depends. If the jobs in your area that meet your skill set require certification, then you need certification. If they don't, then you don't need certification. A little more detail: ...
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Knowing the defect (mitigating false positives)

My strategy would be the similar to when you have real defects. False positives and defects happen due to a cause, those can cover a very very broad scope and differ a lot per issue. Analyse the ...
Niels van Reijmersdal's user avatar
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How can I make a smooth transition from being a Black-Box Tester to an expert Automation Engineer?

so just for motivation purposes. I have been working as Testmanager and also for functional tester for many years. I am in same position like you, changed it to Automtion engineer - and surprise - at ...
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How can I make a smooth transition from being a Black-Box Tester to an expert Automation Engineer?

Organisations now want to hire technical testers that can write automation frameworks in Selenium webdriver, Java/python and CI/CT tools etc. Well, you already know how. It just takes time and action,...
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What Test Automation skills should a Engineer posses in 2021?

Testers' skills in high demand for 2021: (same as for 2020, 2019, 2018...) eye for detail general IT competence communication skills continuous learner
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Will AI based test automation tools make selenium webdriver obsolete in few years?

It is hard to predict the future. You might need new (AI) skills to work on new projects. Keep in mind old projects exist for a long time. Some programmers still program in Cobol and are paid very ...
Niels van Reijmersdal's user avatar
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What prerequisites does a tester need before testing a Machine Learning based product?

One thing I would add here is to separate deterministic part from a less deterministic one. Your system has multiple functionalities: reading profile (deterministic) making recommendation (less-...
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What prerequisites does a tester need before testing a Machine Learning based product?

I assume that you are testing the responses from the app itself, not how it learns (process of the learning and the results of it). Testing app which includes machine learning is like any other ...
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How much SQL knowledge is needed to learn Selenium?

None. SeleniumHQ define Selenium simply as a tool which automates browsers. You can work with Selenium without any knowledge of SQL. However, you could combine Selenium and SQL to run more ...
Edward_Haigh's user avatar
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What professional certifications should a software test engineer get?

In my opinion it is not important to gather certifications because it doesn't always reflect your "real skills". Because most of the foundation certificates are only a test of your theoretical ...
Sascha Kretzschmann's user avatar
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How Can a Tester Increase his Observation Skills?

What I do in general to increase my observation ,is to close my eyes and describe in fine detail any known physical setting for me like my living room/my office cubicle/ any other extremely known ...
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