I have been in my current role for 10 months and this is my first job after university, I applied for a junior Developer in Test role and was offered the next step up (Developer in Test). I was previously at a training camp for 3 months learning test automation and web development.
Since I have joined the company, we have moved forward with a lot of new technologies which I have had a big role in within my team and now the rest of the company is following suit. This means that with the new technologies I am one of experienced members in not only my team but the company and I do try to push new technologies not just for testing but also development. I regularly have to assist senior members with the newer technologies, go on calls with clients, and give demo's of what we have been implementing.
This gives me the feeling that I have earned the opportunity to go for a promotion to senior Developer in Test due to my skills and what I have added to the company. However when the role becomes available I will have only been at the company for slightly longer than 1 year with the same amount of experience.
Is it too early to be applying for a senior role?
Will it affect my career with my company applying and getting rejected or would they not even consider me for the role? When I discussed this with my team leader in my first few months of the job he said that if I carry on working at a similar level he doesn't see a reason why I couldn't apply and be seriously considered, but I'm just worried that the 'higher ups' might see me as wanting too much too fast.