This is one of the most common questions that we hear these days. I would like to answer this in a couple of sections and it will get you the clarity as How much Java is required for test automation career?? Apart from this for the benefit of the readers, I am including a series of video tutorials that I created personally to encourage the test automation community and careers.
For someone who is starting their career in test automation
Now let us first understand which set of people fall under this category?
- Firstly, freshers who just passed out of college and started looking for jobs.
- Secondly, freshers those who passed out of college a couple years ago and still are looking for a job.
- Thirdly, functional testers who wants to switch from testing manually to test the scripts in an automated way
For these set of people, I have laid down a simple learning path which clearly shows how simple it is to learn Java. These are enough to get you started and go along in your test automation career.
Learning path to How much Java is required for test automation career
|1||Introduction to – 3 Basic Concepts in Java |
b. Creating Objects
c. Basic data types
|2||Set up your environment to start practice|
|3||Write your first Java Program covering the 3 basic concepts|
a. Create a class with some data types
b. Create objects for your class
|4||How to organize your code in packages||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlTv9WK3Kto|
|5||How to inherit data and functionality from parent class||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUDJsLDJHuI|
|6||Can we use user defined classes as data members in an another class, i.e just like the way we use String, int, float, boolean, Integer and etc..||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNTT5CTkRuc|
|7||How data and methods access is secured in Java programming what are the ways to achieve it?||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdzIEhlcsYY|
|8||Is there a way to access data member or methods without even creating an object of a class? if so how?||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayAHIlwlygk|
|9||In many real time scenarios, you should be able to manage multiple sets of same data. For example, you need to manage multiple student names of a class. Java has Arrays concept for this requirement.||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awWs7yRdeY8|
|10||Make java programs take decisions and perform business logic on behalf of you, with conditional and looping structures.||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hskLw91CVoY|
|11||More about the conditional & looping structures.||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j_md-yFtp8|
|12||Manipulate strings to extract the information that you intend to get.||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbyCogs2ZXo|
|14||How to debug your code – very important for your career||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Pmyr4NQC8|
|15||How to work with collections in Java – Explained about Hash Map||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVwySIK7v1c|
For someone who wants to advance their test automation career
As next steps in to test automation career, you will need to learn some interesting concepts in Core Java, which will allow you stand out within your peers.
Some of those concepts are like the following
- Read data from Excel file using Java programming
- Write more and more reusable functions in Java
- Understand and utilize the concept of passing variable input parameters to functions
I hope this article has given you the insights as How much Java is required for test automation career. If you still have any more queries, I would suggest you to post your queries in form of comments.
Founder of TestingTools.co, constantly shares knowledge on different test automation tools. Has experience in building proof of concepts, solutions, frameworks, platforms & implementation of test automation projects.
In pursuit of building a platform with inbuilt framework and reusable components for Oracle Cloud applications ( Oracle HCM, CX, SCM, Financials clouds, Salesforce and other cloud applications )
Major accomplishments in his career:
- Product architect and development manager for test automation platforms
- Oracle Flow Builder @ Oracle
- CloudTestr @ Suneratech
- 2 times to oracle open world
- More than 20 successful POCs ( Proof of concepts )
- 100 demos
- Designed pricing models.
- Trained more than 50 members.
- Built more than 100 re-usable functions.
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