How to become a QA locatization tester or what should I learn to get more job offers?

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Hi,
I recently finished my contract job and now I'm looking for jobs again! I don't have a lot experience in qa , only have 2.5 years. I only know manual testing. I don't know any scripting language or automation.
My question is :
1. I know portuguese from Brazil , is my native language, and do you think If i decided to do localization QA would be better for me?
2. What computer languages should I learn? I don't have a computer science degree. I have a hospitality degree, so learning computer languages has to be easy and something that I can always get a job.
3. I don't know if I should transition to gray box or just stay as blackbox? If i transition to gray box what should i learn?
Thanks!

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Hi,
It’s always good to emphasize your unique skills when looking for a new job, so I would think looking for a job that requires knowledge of Portuguese would give you an upper edge. You might get this from a localization testing job.

What type of testing did you do during the 2.5 years you spent in QA? Did you get some domain area expertise? Did you learn exploratory testing skills or skills in writing test plans or test cases? Try and articulate the value add you brought to the company you worked for.

As for what to concentrate on next, what did you most enjoy about testing? Do you want to learn more about development or automation? Do you want to work on Web testing and development?

There are all kinds of tutorials and learning guides on the various TechTarget sites as well as other places. I know w3schools.com has some guides for basic scripting languages. Try to determine what kind of scripting you want to do and then you should be able to find plenty of resources online to help you.

Good luck!

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  • XENOPHON22
    1. I think that if you were to be promoting products in Brazil then your language would be highly valuable. 2,3. The languages you would need to learn would directly related to the type of product you were working with. This is very important if you are going to be feeding detailed information to the programming staff or working on the modification yourself. I performed QA while in the Air Force on large communication systems, personnel training, and the hardware they used. I know that the act of verifying the capability of a unit or squadron was directly related to my understanding of the processes and equipment involved. I can only speculate that if you were to perform localization QA you would need to have some good depth to the equipment you were working with. Good luck.
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  • Carrer
    Thanks for your answer! I see all the jobs descriptions nowadays that when they mention blackbox , they also mention that you need to know one scripting language. What language should I know? and what kinda automation should i be learning?
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  • XENOPHON22
    I do not know a lot about programming. I am just beginning to expand my IT knowledge now as I am back in school. I hope to learn Java, C++, and Visual Basic. As far as automation, I have no experience to base any answer upon.
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