Hi everyone,

I’ve been working as a (manual testing, no 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 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 , I want to compensate that by improving my skills, in order to have any chance at the interviews.

According to what I have read here, automation is already a big deal among QA testers, so I’m fairly sure that the potential employer will require me not only to be good at manual testing, but also to write automatic tests. I’m currently learning Selenium with Chromedriver, using Javascript, but I’m not sure if this is a clever move or if I could be focusing on improving other sort of skills.

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 I’ll be required to write a script during the interview? If so, could it happen that they ask me to write an automation test in another language other than the one I know (Javascript), or even use any other tool, for instance, QTP instead of Selenium?
  • 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.

Cheers!



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