I’ve been working as a QA tester (manual testing, no automation involved) for about one year, before leaving the company few months ago. In the meanwhile, I have been learning a little bit about scripting in JS. At this point, I have decided I want find a job as a QA tester in any other country, but since one year is not long enough as to say I have a lot of job experience in this position, I want to compensate that by improving my skills, in order to have any chance at the interviews.
I was wondering if you could help me, or share your insights, about the following:
- Do you agree that currently a QA manual tester is also required to know automation testing as well?
- Do you think it is worth it to keep learning automation in order to get a QA tester job, or should I forget about it and focus on improving my manual testing?
I’m so afraid of not being able to get another job as a tester due to my short job experience, that I’m not sure if I’m focusing on the right things or not. To be honest, I don’t even know how could I prove to any employer, before the interview, that I have tester skills. Any advice or opinion on any of these topics would be very much appreciated.