I've been in software testing for the better part of eight years and was recently laid off. Unfortunately, during those eight years, I never was able to get any training for automated testing. None of the applications I worked with ever used it.

Of course, now that I'm trying to find a new job, many of the positions are looking for those with test automation experience. I've done some searches throughout the forum and I'm still a little confused.

I'm looking to take some sort of training, either online or face-to-face for automated testing. Are there any tried and true online classes people are taking? I have no programming experience at all. Would that hinder any automated testing training I might pursue?

Thanks very much for any help anyone can offer.