Just in time for new year resolutions coming up the corner in a month, you may think about positive changes to make in your life. Like losing weight, starting to exercise, meditating, spending more time in nature, sleeping more, speaking with your friends in real life instead of chatting with them on Facebook. If any of these are really important to you, it is never too late to start doing it.
It is never too late to improve your life, especially in areas that matter. So start right away 👉
But is this skill still required by the market?
You may be under the impression that every tester knows Selenium and can do web test automation, so why bother if everyone already knows it? How would learning it makes you different from everyone else out in the job market?
Well, it is only partially true that every tester knows Selenium. Most manual testers know of Selenium (what it is, what it does, what you can do with it) without knowing how to use Selenium properly. Or if they do know how to use it, it’s at a very basic level which means building test scripts with hundreds of lines of code that are hard to change, are not stable and fail frequently, and are difficult to maintain or understand.
Then going back – Yes, many manual testers know of Selenium but few use it properly.
The ones that do, are moving slowly but surely to development. They will become sooner or later SDETs or software developer engineer in test which is basically a developer. Good developers are rare, good SDETs are rare as well and always high in demand.
Therefore, this is what your goal should be – To learn Selenium in 2020 and become an SDET. A very good one 😉
It is never too late for this.