Question - A what point in your career are you allowed to call yourself a tester?
Part of my previous experience was as a UAT tester from the business where I conducted manual targeted integration, regression & exploratory most releases. I also logged defects and retested them after the build was released into the environment. I contributed to writing test cases and updating ones that were incorrectly written. I was employed by the business as an Underwriter but was used during most releases (cycle was 4 - 6wks)
The reason I am asking is I have had some inference all my previous work history as a UAT tester is null toward my professional growth but I believe it was a major contributing factor to what I am today so I count it.
What is everyone’s thoughts around when do you get to call yourself a “Real Tester” - yip I did do the finger quotes in the air while I typed that