A tester made an interesting observation yesterday; all the testing job positions she came across required test automation experience.
She then stated, all the companies she has worked for have attempted to use test automation but have failed. And even though she was involved in said test automation, she has yet to accumulate a test automation success story, the kind she might tell in a job interview.…unless she lies, of course (which I suspect is common).
This paradox may not exist in software companies (i.e., companies whose main product is software) because they probably throw enough money at test automation to make it successful. But those of us working in the IT basements, on the shoe string budgets, of non-software companies, find the test automation experience paradox all too real.