With the current ‘shift-left’ focus in software testing, there is an idea that testers need to become more technical. This can be an intimidating challenge for mainly manual testers.
As a History graduate who fell into testing, with no coding experience, this discussion used to intimidate me as I never regarded myself as technical. This talk covers how I have been dealing with this challenge.
I began to focus on what I was passionate about within testing. There is a perception that learning to code is the only way to assist in becoming more technical, I believe this is wrong.