Thanks for the comments.
First of all, the reason behind this.
I note this is complex situation inside the organization.
Although some teams know what to expect from a QA, and the variants (Test Automation Eng, Test Eng), other still look at the team member as “not part of the team”
Looking to the organization, we can see this in the career progress, training available and some team leads (line managers, managers) without clear view what to expect from their QAs and help them evolve and growth inside the organization/company.
Like @danashby asked, there are other roles in the team/organization, that also leads to some questions, e.g. Product Owner is one of that role that is “struggling” in some teams. I can see some team look to PO with some disrespect for the work he/she does.
No doubts the company is more focus on the developers team.
When I asked a survey, was to try to get a clear view of what people thinks… this can be a little hard to put in a clear way the questions.
Maybe the best way is to sit a little time with each one of my team members and check their expectations. This can be see like a 1:1 meeting … well, we can do this a retrospective
But the survey could be reused inside the organization/company and try to create a workgroup with QAs to address some questions and create some initiatives.
I personally, i’m trying to create the concept of Quality Owner inside my team.
Like @alanmbarr says, in backend (in my opinion) is a little special case, were I can contribute more like a couch, bring some of my know how of the quality process and teach them. Also, defining test at time of refinements and helping implementing them. Instead of being that bottleneck in the process.
Other topics, like, metrics, risk management, i’m still looking at.
Was I clear? I can be a bit confusing, english is not my mother tongue and because of all the ideias that are passing in my head