How to Become an Automation Tester in 4 Months: A Comprehensive Roadmap

Many aspiring testers often ask, “Can I learn automation in 4 months?” Whether you’re a manual tester, a fresher, or someone with a non-IT background, it’s entirely possible to transition into an automation tester role and secure a decent salary. In this guide, I’ll share a detailed four-month plan based on the experiences of over 2,000 students. We’ll cover essential topics, the roadmap to follow, key projects to undertake, and tips to make your resume stand out.

Why Your Resume Might Not Be Getting Selected

Before diving into the roadmap, let’s address a common concern: why your resume isn’t getting selected. It often boils down to a lack of relevant skills, projects, and certifications. By following the roadmap below and completing the suggested projects, you’ll significantly improve your chances of landing a job as an automation tester.

Four-Month Roadmap to Become an Automation Tester

Month 1: Manual Testing and Core Java

  1. Manual Testing (7-10 days)

    • Basics of software testing
    • Types of testing
    • Writing test cases
    • Test plan creation
  2. Core Java (30 days)

    • OOP concepts
    • Collections framework
    • Exception handling
    • Multi-threading
    • 150+ coding questions relevant to automation testing

Month 2: API Testing

  1. API Testing Basics (30 days)

    • Understanding APIs
    • HTTP methods
    • Status codes
    • REST vs. SOAP
  2. Tools and Frameworks

    • Postman for API testing
    • Rest Assured for API automation
    • Creating API testing frameworks
    • Building projects with test plans, Postman collections, and test case templates

Month 3: Selenium and Automation Frameworks

  1. Selenium (30-40 days)

    • Selenium WebDriver
    • Browser automation
    • Handling different web elements
    • Selenium Grid
  2. Additional Tools and Frameworks

    • Maven
    • TestNG
    • Apache POI
    • Cucumber BDD
  3. Advanced Projects

    • Develop an advanced Selenium project
    • Integrate with CI/CD tools like Jenkins

Month 4: CI/CD and Advanced Tools

  1. CI/CD Tools (10 days)

    • Git and GitHub/GitLab
    • Jenkins
    • Docker
    • Basic Linux commands
    • Selenoid for parallel execution
  2. Live Projects and Practice

    • Work on 7+ live projects for Selenium and API testing
    • Create and run projects via CI/CD platforms

Essential Skills to Add

In addition to the roadmap, make sure to add the following skills to your toolkit:

  • Git and version control
  • Jenkins for continuous integration
  • Docker for containerization
  • Basic Linux for command-line operations
  • Selenoid for parallel test execution

Practical Tips and Resources

  1. Track Your Progress

    • Use a topic sheet to track your learning progress. It helps you stay organized and focused on your goals.
  2. Join Webinars and Workshops

    • We regularly organize webinars to discuss the four-month plan in detail. These sessions provide in-depth insights and allow for interactive learning. 
  3. Practice Projects

    • Complete practical projects in Selenium and API testing. These projects should be included in your resume to demonstrate your hands-on experience.

Conclusion

Transitioning to an automation tester within four months is achievable with a structured plan and consistent effort. By following this roadmap, focusing on key skills, and completing relevant projects, you can significantly enhance your career prospects in the automation testing field.

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For a more detailed discussion and additional resources, join our free webinar. Click https://sdet.live/ to sign up and get access to exclusive content, practice sheets, and project guides. Let’s make 2024 the year you become an automation tester!

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I hope this roadmap helps you achieve your career goals. Feel free to share your thoughts and questions in the comments. See you in the next post!

 

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