The first hurdle will be your installation and configuration issue. So don’t get frustrated with the installation or configuration problem. Everyone will face this kind of issue, so be cool and solve the problem.
Don’t try big automation scripts for the first time. For the first day, set the installation and configuration as target and from the next time, Try for the simple steps like login page and go on.
When you are on a tight project deadline to complete the testing, then don’t go for automation.
First, start the automation scripts for the repetitive task. (some times you can start writing scripts for the regression or smoke testing of your application )
Don’t get overwhelmed with the information available on the internet or don’t confuse yourself much on selecting testing tools.
Read testing blogs as much as possible. Subscribe for the blogs and keep updated to the new technologies, frameworks, and tools.
When you try to automate the task that you do in your day to day work life, then you will be excited about automation.
Always, don’t depend on MS- excel for maintaining test cases and bugs. If you don’t have any tools like JIRA for tracking your project, try to use some open-source tools for arranging test cases and tracking bugs. We can track bugs with MS- excel, But it’s a little time-consuming process. If you are very good at excel short cuts or VB-scripts, you can use excel.
Create a GitHub account and explore the open-source tools and libraries available for automation testing.
Also in GitHub, try to contribute to testing or for documentation of open source projects and give suggestions to improve their project. So that you can gain knowledge.
Testing is not just finding bugs. Testers are responsible for the full quality control for the website or software or any application.