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I was just recently hired at a company I thought I was going in for a QA tester position hence the job description. I now discovered that they want me to be the lead. I don't feel comfortable in this role but at the same time I need the job. Needless to say I'm starting to get a little panicky. Are there any resources to help me out?
I don't have any sites on hand for reading.
But I highly recommmend the book Pratitioner's Guide to Testing by Lee Copeland. He goes in breath and goes through a large range of topics that a typical QA Engineer will deal with. I think this book will give you a solid foundation of a mid level tester / small project test lead. Then you may want to on top of that study various topics on software development process and risk analysis to get a solid foundation in test lead's duties.
For a Product/Division test lead, you'll probably want to add additional study around project management. As any bad project management will always fall to QA to fix. In this case, the QA lead needs to be confident, since hey may need to veto someone's decision of release readiness or impose additional requirements. (discovered bugs is one form of informal requirements, a project lead may have to make the call to change the requirement because of bug trends or design flaws)