Thanks Kristof. I had a few contract roles from 2007 to 2011. I enjoyed the manual qa role and it had more structure and processes. My current company i’ve had ups and downs to be honest. Maybe i’ve been there too long. We never really had a dedicate QA structure when I joined in 2011. No QA/Test manager just 2 QA’s me and someone else. We followed the waterfall approach and used to start testing right towards the end. Around 2014 the company hired a Test manager who lasted a year before he was made redundant. I did enjoy the time he was there. We hired another QA manager a few years ago and she lasted a year before she was made redundant.
We’ve had a QA team lead who left the company last year.
I have been very comfortable/complacent in my work place maybe because i’ve been there so long. I don’t think i’ve learnt as much as I should have. I have a lot of domain knowledge and have a lot of experience in testing those apps. I had a short stint in being a QA lead but didn’t really enjoy it. I wanted to learn c# and get into automation testing its been a uphill journey. We’ve had a couple of automation testers in the last 2 years who left within a couple of months. I’ve done online courses learning c# selenium/specflow but still feel I don’t know enough (maybe I have the imposter syndrome!!)