TestFlix 2021 – Yanique Dickson

'TestFlix 2021' - Esteemed Speaker​

Yanique Dickson

Consultant I at QualityWorks Consulting Group, LLC

Atomic Talk Title: Journey to Becoming a Software Tester Without an IT Background

Transitioning into software testing is an achievable goal, one that I have done and many others before have done as well. I will be sharing how I transitioned from a non-IT background to a career in software testing. I will talk about the steps I took to start my career; from getting a certification to learning from professionals in the space to getting my first job as a software tester.

Takeaways:

  1. Getting certified can be a beneficial step to starting a career in software testing.
  2. Learning about software testing is a critical step to gain knowledge that will be helpful to get the job done.
  3. Getting work experience is invaluable as it provides real-world exposure to what the software testing job is all about.
  4. Anyone interested in software testing can get started by learning and getting exposure in the field.

 

Speaker Bio

Yanique is a Chemical Engineering graduate who is also a Certified Tester (CTFL). She has been writing automated tests using Webdriver coupled with JavaScript for the past year – She has also spent time creating test suites and introducing general quality considerations to the SCRUM teams that she is a part of.

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