5 things to add to your QA Automation resume to get a higher paying job!

  1. Your experience with project management tools. Project management tools do exactly as the name suggests. They help maintain a project. These tools can be used to set up requirements, run manual and automated tests, and log application bugs. Some examples are JIRA, ALM, and Visual Studio. Once you’ve used one, you’ve used them all. So be sure to get some practice in with any of these tools.
  2. Your experience with tools for continuous integration. Continuous integration involves rapid updates and feedback for newly developed functionality. There are tools to help with process such as TeamCity, Jenkins, or Team Foundation Server. If you do not have experience with continues integration tools, download an open source tool and get some practice in!
  3. Your understanding of the bug logging process. Every company has their own variation of this process, but logging bugs properly is something that’s very important for any QA to know. There are some great tools for logging bugs. Examples include Redmine, JIRA, and ALM. Learn one of these tools really well and be prepared to talk about it!
  4. Your knowledge and understanding of the SDLC lifecycle. This is the cycle of how an application is created. All interviewers and employers love to know that you are fully comfortable with the application process so that you can easily fit into their company process.
  5. Your experience with a variety of automation tools. Knowing one automation tool is great, but knowing and having experience with multiple tools will surely set you apart from the rest. You may be hired for your experience as an automation tester, but you may only end up doing manual work. In the end, you will still be receiving a higher pay because your title and experience is that of an automation tester. Remember, you get paid for your experience and not for the work you do! Examples of QA automation tools are UFT, Selenium, and Visual Studio. You don’t have to be a master in each tool. Just get yourself familiar with a few of these tools, and you’ll be good to go!

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