Taking Over The QA Software Testing Space In 5 Years

The Test Lead
4 min readJul 24, 2023

I think it’s time to shake up the QA Software testing space for both manual and automation QA.

Recently I had my birthday and planned out my personal goals for the next 1,5, and 10 years of my life dealing with my family, career, and everything else. But then I sat and thought what about my platform as “The Test Lead”? What was next for me. It took me a few days, but I finally mapped some things out and created a plan and few milestones.

I am going to share it now and I am open to suggestions and critiques as always especially from people who have expertise in some of the areas.

1. Create The Largest QA Community

I have been in this field for about 8 years now. In my everyday life, outside of the workplace and a conference here and there, I never get to connect with other people in the QA space. Throughout my journey I have seen few Facebook group and LinkedIn group for software testers on both the manual and automation side. However they usually have less than 50 people and maybe 5 are actually active on a weekly basis.

Whether I am new to the QA space or 10+ years in, I wish I had a central place or platform to go to where I can talk and connect with people who have the same passion for testing as me.

Plan-Use my YouTube and Medium platform communities to create a single location for testers to network

Ideas: Discord, Dedicated website with membership

If interested, subscribe to my email list for updates on my website and feel free to email me any ideas thetestinglead@gmail.com

2. Help 100+ People Get A Job In The Space

When I first started out on YouTube and Medium I wanted to be a reference and help educate people on some of the material. When I was moving up through the ranks, finding helping information was hard for me, so I figured I would help the next generation of testers as I started to move up.

Since then I created 100+ Youtube Videos and Medium articles, been asked to be an instructor for a QA Bootcamp, and have finally released my own QA course teaching people how to learn the skillset from scratch. My next goal is to…



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