I can’t code. Is my job/career as a software tester at risk?

I like Quality Investigation! Always wanted to be a PI so would love this title :smiley:
Quality Investigator, at your service! :sunglasses:

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Personally, I like coding, but I don’t get nearly enough opportunities to do it. So manual testing it is, most of the time.

That said, I figure a big part of manual testing is in the form of QA - as in Quality Advocate. If I have to have QA in my job title, that’s what I figure it means. It certainly doesn’t mean “Assurance” and “Analyst” is maybe okay but pushing it.

After all, if you’re going to advocate for quality, you need to know what’s going on in the application. You don’t find out what’s going on in the application without exploring it.

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No, clearly not.
Obviously, there are some tools you can use - if you can’t code - for example, Endtest (they even have a nifty Chrome extension that allows you to test Web Applications without writing a single line of code) - but that does not mean this kind of tool can replace the human critical thinking (and other unautomate-able skills) - which will forever be valuable.
The world is changing day by day and how you embrace it defines how you will adapt to those changes over time.

It’s always helpful to learn coding for automation, as today,
coding is ubiquitous. We, as testers, are and should be
willing to learn many things while testing, so why not
scripting/coding as one of them?

I am a big fan of manual testing, but I sincerely believe
that automation saves a lot of time and relieves us from
stress and fatigue, so if automation requires coding, why
not?

There are new-age automation test tools that don’t need
coding, but that’s a different story.

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