My Journey in Attempting to Become a ‘More Technical’ Tester

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.

I’ll discuss how I began a journey on becoming more technical with some tools and methodologies and how I applied this to my work – including any mistakes that I made! I’ll be discussing writing automated checks and learning to code, following continuous delivery/integration best practices and performance testing and more!