I have been working as a QA since almost ~5 years now. While I am one of the senior QA in my team, and have brought in other quality aspects to the table, my automation skills are still "beginner". While my jobs have always been manual : automation as 70:30 or best 60:40, I haven't in all these years been able to improve my skills. I will be specific in that -
- I seem to take quite more time to complete an automation task / user story as compared to my other QA team mates
- It takes me time to understand code - I can do it myself, but i take time - again not as fast as my team mates
- I am not happy about my debugging skills, though I am actively trying to learn from colleagues and myself
- Also, I am not quite there when it comes to adding value to the automation framework
My issues and concerns:
- Am I too slow on my growth curve? This is affecting my performance and I am not sure if this may cause my termination?
- Should I drop the idea of improving or putting in efforts to harden my coding skills?
Please advise as I am finding it very tough to motivate myself, I often feel directionless and feel this weakness is causing me to not gain the credibility in my team in the automation area.