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Where to go middle QA?
Hi all. I'm on this forum for the first time, hopefully that my choice is right.
I am considered as a middle QA.
I worked in 2 companies, have a Silver rating on utest.com, ...
At the moment I'm working in little startup company(8 employees - 1 QA, 5 devs, 1 team lead, 1 admin) and I have a good remote position as only QA in the company. Some time ago this company was bigger and I was QA manager in little team (3 QA).
At the moment I'm just doing exploratory testing of tasks, which are completed by developers.
There is no way to automate them (because the website is really huge and I cannot support i.e. codeception or cucumber test by myself).
There is no regression/acceptance testing, because I'm only one and I cannot do it (web project is quite big and complicated).
I have tried to automate API, but it has no sense, because I cannot support it.
And after a while I started think that I cannot develop myself as a QA engineer. This is not right way to do bug search every day.
I want to participate in real project or attend any course that helps me to be in trend of testing nowadays.
I tried to learn some courses on Udemy, but seems there is no sense because I cannot put it to practical use.
I can dedicate to learning\participation in other projects 2 hours per day approximately.
May be, some of Senior QAs can advice some courses with real projects for future QA managers or some teams where I can enhance my skills without any money reward.
I'm stuck and I don't know where should I go in my career.
Will appreciate any comments/suggestions.
Sometime before i was on the same situation. I was not improving myself at the company which is so small. So i leave that company, i know this is not the solution. But if they agreed to improve their process. Then you should stay there.
So there are two options in this case-
1. Built your processes, enforce in the organization - Depends on how much the management supports