QA Automation tester

I am trying to become a QA automation tester and I have no IT experience. Should i go for the basic certification offrred by ISTQB as a start here in USA. Would it be better to forst underdtand manual testing or one can just try to learn automation and srlenium.



  1. Thanh Huynh


    If you want to become a QA automation engineer, I’d suggest you focus on learning automation or programming skill because automation testing has less to no to testing in general. Of course, if you have time to learn basic testing, it would be useful too.

    Btw, you need to double check your question for spelling mistakes too. It shows that you pay attention to detail and the reader too. They are all essential skills to become QA engineer.


  2. Shilpa

    Being in Testing both Automation and Manual for 12 years, I feel before learning Automation you should first understand and know Testing Basics. It will take you long run.
    In many companies automation is done for regression testing mostly. New functionalities are tested manually. Also there are phases for Automation testing, so in between you may have to switch to manual one as a QA. So Testing knowledge will be helpful here.

    And any Certification is optional. But as you are from Non IT background, you can go ahead with ISTQB. It will give weight to your CV.

    Hope this helps !

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