I’m pursuing QA as a new career path and way to get more exposure into software development, coming from a technical non-programmer background. I recently completed a general overview of QA as it pertains to the SLDC and key QA documents like a test summary and plan. I have worked in QA, primarily manual testing, but unfortunately the role ended sooner than I’d have liked.
- Self-directed learning since: An overview of QA and key documents like the Test Strategy, and how QA fits into the SLDC, particularly Agile development
Here are my three key objectives right now:
- Learn Selenium and complete some basic testing with Selenium and the language I know best currently (Python)
- Complete rounding out my picture of QA today, including other key frameworks. For example: I gather Selenium is so common because web dev is such a huge area, but what are the frameworks / tools for systems or backend testing and test automation?
- The most significant objective: How can I create testing exercises that qualify as “relevant practice”? In other words: how can I simulate and demonstrate real-world testing to gain relevant experience that employers would recognize?
Would love to hear any thoughts, ideas, and suggestions, and thanks to MoT for creating such a community!