What i intend to ask is if someone say from start joins a QA group.The profile of the job it to maintain the processes properly .But the person hasn't done any manual or automated testing .Now suddenly when the person looks for another job he realises that for the work he was doing the other companies demmand hell lot of experience .But he has only around 1.5 yrs of exp.And if he applies for the job of tester he is not good at it..
I want all of u to suggest for the follwoing doubts:
1)the way of tackling the situation.
2)what way the person should follow so that he can take advantage of his exp?
3)is it very different if he wants to become tester?
Re: Can one shift from quality processes to testing?
Advice for this 'hypothetical person'
Don't apply for a testing job! If they do not have the experience or background to do the job, then don't apply for the position. Unless the position is entry level where no much testing experience is needed.
You hit the nail on the head with #2, take advantage of his experience. I would suggest looking for a test coordinator position, or possibly a process improvement position.
#3 - Testing is different, but only in the actual work that will be done during the day. With a process background, I would assume that the person has a good logical thought process and is good at analysis. The actual activity of testing is pretty easy if the person has a basic understanding of how to use a computer. A well written test script could be handed to a monkey and be executed correctly. (OK, trained monkey, I'll bring it up a notch so not to offend anyone )