Hey all, I was wondering if you could share some insight in my current situation.
After changing careers and following a Java course, I was lucky to land a job as a developer. During the 7 or so months working I have learnt a lot as the job turned out to be more full-stack DevOps.
Unfortunately, when the time came to revise my contract, the company did not want to renew the contract as they were looking for someone with more experience.
They did however offer me a job as a tester. In this role the focus would be on the business side and there would be little coding, but I would be given the chance to set up automatic testing and a continuous-delivery pipeline.
Now I am wondering what would be wise to do. Testing is an area where I as a developer could improve in, and I think experience with continuous delivery would be good for my curriculum vitae.
However, I’m not sure if continuing to develop my coding skills isn’t more important at this moment, and I would be better off with a new developer job rather than a tester job.
It might also be an option to do the testing job part-time, which leaves some time to improve my coding skills on the side.
What do you think? Be a tester for a while (I’m thinking about half a year, year tops) for experience, or find a new job as a developer and improve my coding? If the tester job seems good, should I do it full- or part-time?
Thanks in advance! If there’s more info needed, let me know.