I’ve seen a couple of people lately exploring the thoughts of moving more into data analysis or moving completely from testing to a data analysis role. The most common question I see asked is:
What skills do you think are transferrable from testing to data analysis?
I know in my previous testing roles, there was a lot of data to process and analyse but that was largely due to the industries I worked in. When I see this question asked, I often think about how I had to use oracles to ensure that data from our new product compared reasonably well to others on the market and complied with regulatory guidelines.
I also think about the programming languages I used, R and Matlab, and how Python was flagged as something the team needed to learn due to it’s power and visualisations (similar to R).
What about you, what skills do you think are transferrable from testing to data analysis?