I have some experience in software QA. I recently accepted a junior software QA role to develop test automation code for a big international company. I have to maintain and just run test automation code for one app which might not have any new features in the future. This is bad for my career because I won't be creating new tests and new test automation code.
But, the worse thing is that due to business needs (which I checked), they put me into manual testing of apps. I understand that an employer can put me into any kind of QA work and I think that my contract said something like "responsibilities include but not limited to...". But, I am not happy about this. I don't want to do the current work and instead, focus only on developing test cases and automating them. Manual testing is fine only as long as its unavoidable and necessary.
How do I approach my manager about this ? Should I wait for a while and see if things improve or should I request that I join another project ?