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How long can a person survives in IT industry with manual testing skills. Since I am in Manual testing from last 3 years and also doing good, but my concern is should any one survives in IT industry with manual testing skills only or this is required to switch to automation or some other tools for better growth ?
Manual with Automation skills are compulsory,with Manual only we can't survive so long in an Industry. Go for any automation Tool. most of the companies are looking for that. For our improvement Automation is must
More you know, more likely you will have work at manual testing also. So study as much as you can to become better tester, and to make sure you'll have work in future also. Some good ideas for learning:
There's endless amount of stuff. Never get stuck and never be happy with your current knowledge.
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Manual testing is always evergreen though automated testing has its own importance.There are some areas where automation testing provides more accuracy than manual testing.Automation test tools runs test cases faster than any human resources and thus saves time which is a major advantage.
Future of Manual testing is bleak! Manual on it's own can't exists!
When someone say "Automation" then most of the people think about tools like QTP, RFT, Selenium. A manual tester can differentiate himself/herself from rest by enhancing the few skills relevant to Manual testing only like DB testing, WS testing, I18N, L10N, Agile methodologies, etc., And also by implementing the strong process which included reviews, RCA, RBT, Hexawise, etc.,
Thanks all for clarifying my doubt ..so what are the areas or field should i focus now to improve my skills..
What ever you like and love and feel passion to.
Thanks for the post.. Good to learn about from your discussions..
I believe that knowledge and learning shouldn't stop. When you know that there is good scope for automation testing in industry, there is no harm in learning it. Its always a value add and having two or more skills in our CV is a big highlight for recruiters and automatically your profile visibility would increase too. I agree that Manual Testing is a monotonous job but even automation testing needs manual testing background. So in mere future, I would suggest you to learn new technologies. You would be climbing up the corporate ladder and your role might change from technical to management as your cross that technical growth barrier from Team lead to the higher level.
I can suggest you to learn new technologies like automation or if u r working in good domain like Insurance ,BFSI,telecome,retails or anything, become SME for the domain can choose like called as BA,Function consutant which realy good comapred any technology. It upto you which line you want to choose.
All the best ..