I was hoping to get a bit of advice or hear about other’s experiences.
We recently introduced automation testing into my workplace about 8 months ago. Initial set up etc was by an off-shore team but then we sort of reverse engineered it and took over the maintenance ourselves.
My manager (who was covering maternity leave for my original manager) has left and it’s just me managing the automation. However, I don’t really know what I’m doing! My original manager has no technical knowledge in this regard.
I’m currently winging it and trying my best. I often feel like I’m struggling without anyone to turn to for some advice or how to automate a particular function of our system.
Has anyone else been in a position where they are the only ones on their team and overwhelmed by their responsibilities? Perhaps under appreciated, as well.
I think it is worth noting the only other tester in my company is in a different scrum team and we don’t work together, and the company doesn’t seem to appreciate exactly what our job entails.
Any advice anyone has about handling being the only one on their team, I would love to hear it.