Hello, I’m from Poland. I got a bachelor degree in IT (2015), I put a focus on computer graphics. Sadly after a few yeard I turned out to do poorly at that type of job, only proving talented in terms of coding (mostly PHP, HTML, CSS), so now I try to branch out into something closer to my true calling. I am considering becoming a software tester, as I received praise from several people who had send me their applications for testing purposes. I’ve tried to apply for a few positions before, and the interviews went fairly well, with the potential employers even saying that I do have the proper mentality&approach to become a tester. However I was not ever taken, due to there being better candidates out there. While I cannot jump over my lack of work experience, it does feel like I should be able to learn certain things on my own, however it seems incredibly hard to figure out what people would want from me.
Many job offers are really vague (testing software, automated tests, mobile app testing), where I don’t know what I should do. Some do go into specifics, but don’t follow a regular path (Jira, Confluence, Selenium, Laravel). Comparably when looking into PHP related jobs, over 60% of the job offers that do require a concrete framework of PHP, do mention Symfony, so that is a rather helpful direction for me there, but testing software scene seems so vast and unclear to me.
I would appreciate some advise about where I should be heading.
Thank you very much