Looking to become a QA Lead / Manager

Is anyone willing to share their point of views, tips and tricks etc on trying to become a QA lead. I am in a good position in the company I work at and I would like to do my best in this role. I am looking to read some books, attend some webanars etc.

We are a software company and we use QAComplete, LoadComplete, TestComplete and Jira for bug tracking.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Looking for a mentor.

I know I may be asking a lot from Reddit, but I believe it is worth a shot.

I want to better myself as a productive employee at my job. However, I have no background in Quality Assurance. They have put me in a position where I need to build all the test cases, perform; Smoke test, Regression tests, integration test, Compatibility tests, performance test, workflow test, automation test etc etc i can go on and on about what they need from me.

I also am building the Automation framework and at the same time, i have to test the tickets that are fixed.

I feel overwhelmed. If possible I would love any and all assistance in regards to advice or just sit down and talk to someone about how I am going about this.

Thank you all in advance!

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Am I getting paid enough?

Good day all, Location Ontario Canada. I work at a software development company, this company specializes in building software for health services. Knowledge of QA management / processes and knowledge of health services and coding is a must. I am the only QA employee for project A. They expect me to build the framework for white box testing, black box testing and build the complete test case matrix. They have me working as a QA Tester. However I feel like I am doing WAY more than just testing. I actually barely have time to test because of all of these other things I have to do. Now this is my first real industry job. I went to college for video game programming but after about a year in there I found the industry was way to unpredictable, so I found a contract job at my current job as a developer. I worked here for 1 year before being asked to be the QA team. I have been QA for over a year now. We have about 10 people on the project, the project has been live for about 12 years. The QA team prior or over seas QA and they didn’t build any matrix or automated tests. I make 44k a year with decent benefits. I contribute about 6% to my RRSP a year. They match every penny. The environment is great, great employers however I feel like I am working way to hard for 44k a year. Thoughts? I feel like my job isn’t QA Tester but more Lead QA Developer, since I am doing a lot of coding and managing of test cases. I not managing staff though. Should I be getting more money? Or should I consider myself lucky.

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