Your Weekly Testing News - Issue 427

What's your current career goal? Be inspired by your ambitious fellow testers. Plus many testing events and helpful business posts. Read it all in this week's newsletter.

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Last week was a great week.

It was great because as a testing community, we got to see many folks get real about their career growth. Take Day 1 of 30 Days of Career Growth. Here's what some of the community had to share when asked to define their career goals.

  • "Land a QA job in EdTech by the end of the year."
  • "I want to improve my knowledge and expertise in automation testing within 6 months."
  • "Put more effort into tech communities in and outside of work, I recognize more now just how much I benefited and continue to benefit from others volunteering their time and I want to try and pay it forward."
  • "My goal in the next 6 months is to be active in the testing community."
  • "Get my voice heard outside of the technology team in my company"
  • "In the next 3 years I hope to work with organisation(s) to grow and coach the Improvement of Quality ownership"
  • and so much more! 

What an inspiration! 😍

🌱 Catch up on what's been happening and get involved. Top TIp: You can pick it up any day you like and don't have to do it in order. 😉

I also had a good chat with Callum Akehurst-Ryan about how we as a community can continue to support and amplify the LGBTQ+ community during Pride Month. We'll chat again via a LinkedIn Live Audio event on Friday and will start a discussion about what it means to be queer in the engineering space. Follow the MoT LinkedIn page to get notified when the event is available for registration. In the meantime, please add your thoughts and ideas to this thread. If you’re part of the LGBTQ+ community we’d love to support you if you would like us to. We’d love to share and amplify what you’re sharing wherever that may be. Send me a message and let's make it happen. 


🙋🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️ Join the conversation

  1. Parameswaran would like to know, how can we measure the test automation?
  2. The brilliant discussion continues about the misconceptions that junior testers are taught about testing and quality 
  3. Do you have a test automation team, guild or product owner dedicated to test automation? asks Yvonne
  4. How do you make meetings more relaxing?
  5. Where should I go to learn about security testing?
  6. Kelvin is keen to know, what's the best test strategy for feature toggles?

One final thing. I love a happy accident. A while back I congratulated someone for starting a new job. I meant to say "Big congrats" yet accidentally wrote "Bug congrats". 😅 I suggested that maybe this is the way we now congratulate each other in our testing community. And someone joked that it would make for good merchandise. And you know what, they're right! What better way to say congrats to someone for starting a new testing job, getting that promotion or being part of that successful release? Or perhaps just to celebrate the awesomeness of being a tester. View the new "Bug Congrats" range in the MoT Store. 🛍️

Have a good week.

— Simon, CommunityBoss


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Simon Tomes

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Simon works in the community team at Ministry of Testing and his pronouns are he/him. Currently learning to be a better community enabler, he has a passion for all things testing with a career in various testing roles since 2003. He particularly enjoys promoting and sharing the value of exploratory testing.

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