Hey guys, please excuse any typos as I am on my phone at the moment. I would really like some opinions on whether or not I should take a leap and apply for this job. I am currently a manual QA tester. I create manual test cases, work with the off-shore QA team with regression testing, track bugs, and work with the product owner and developers. I would love to do more with automation testing since our manual test suite is getting unbelievably big, but my company is not taking it as seriously as I would like, and manual testing is our primary focus at the moment. We just purchased TestComplete but we are not using it to its fullest at the moment.
A good friend of mine sent me a job posting for a QA Analyst where his brother works. It’s close to my house and the pay looks pretty good. One of the requirements states:
Design, develop and execute automation scripts using open source tools.
Although I do some minor scripting here at my current job, I never did automation scripts for testing before, and i’m a little nervous about applying. Should I still apply even though I don’t have any automation testing skills? It doesn’t even look like they use a specific testing tool for me to research and get familiar with.