Benefits of a Test Automation Strategy

A successful testing strategy and framework can positively impact your business and organization in a number of ways like:

Provides more comprehensive testing
Even complex test automation tasks are completed very easily and your products become more robust as a result.
Creates the testing standard for your organization
Your strategy will become the standard that’s used across the organization because it’s complete and robust.
Promotes the re-use of critical components.
This increases employee productivity since they can invest their time into other critical areas of their work and business.
If your strategy is based on result-oriented approach,
it will give quick confidence about shippable software to stakeholders.
Reduces maintenance costs.
You can easily change and update your testing methodology easily. People in your team can adopt these changes quickly and easily.

Review and Analysis of Functionality

The software to be tested is studied during functionality evaluation and analysis. Everything about it is scrutinized, from its operation to its external and internal design, to identify all of the needs and public expectations. The software’s many functionalities and designs have been specified and are ready to be tested. When the results start flowing in, this outline will help you figure out which exact functions to search for.

The functionality overview also aids in determining the best sort of automation testing solution for the product. For example, some testing methods are designed for E-commerce software, while others are designed for social media software and gaming software.

Every sort of software has its own set of testing procedures that are specifically designed to identify its many functions. A full functionality assessment will also assist you in establishing the appropriate standards for how the product should be before it is publicly released.

Setup of the Test Script

The script/programming language used to write the codes that make up the test system is also included in the automated testing system. This is the portion of the test system that the system understands. It must be able to interface successfully with the test environment and carry out its functions appropriately.

A faulty test system will result from a badly prepared test script. It’s worth noting that the entire automation testing system is based on multiple codes that you might not notice. The system decodes these codes and interprets them in a form that you can understand.

Some advantages of test automation over manual testing are as follows:

Although automation should be a component of your entire plan, focusing only on it may not be the greatest choice. Manual and automated testing are frequently used in tandem. As a consequence, combining these two approaches can help you get greater outcomes. Manual testing can help you receive faster and more accurate feedback in the following situations: There aren’t any tests that are only performed once or twice. Tests that need the presence of a human observer (for example, when your task is to ensure customer experience or user-friendliness of software). Exploratory tests that need the expertise, ability, and experience of genuine specialists. Tests conducted on the spot.

Improves test accuracy
Saves time and effort
It offers test coverage
Increases test case efficiency
Reduces maintenance costs
Increases the speed of the execution
Reduces manual intervention

Most of the time, most of these companies use automation just because others are using it. Here are some of the problems:

Companies are not sure of the right way to implement test automation
They do not have the right automated testing methods in place
Companies may not know when to implement test automation and when not to
They are not aware of the right set of tools that meet their requirements

Frequently Asked Questions:

In a nutshell, a test automation approach is integrated into your bigger testing strategy and use the same processes and technologies to establish who you’re testing for, what users do, what testers do, what developers do, and all associated metrics.

The following things should be addressed when creating a test strategy:

  • Testing objectives
  • Testing guidelines
  • Testing approach
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Levels of testing
  • Test requirements
  • Test deliverable
  • Entry and exit criteria
  1. Don’t get right into mapping out how you now test.
  2. Have a certain end objective in mind.
  3. Make use of current programming languages.
  4. Change your attitude about automation.
  1. The cost of developing and maintaining automation.
  2. The amount of time till the automation must be deployed.
  3. The availability of resources to carry out automation goals.
  4. The automation’s security and stability.
  5. The number of automation systems that must be handled, as well as their complexity.
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Symon Storozhenko

Set up numerous automation frameworks in Java, JavaScript and Python using Selenium and Playwright
Author of pytest-playwright-visual package for Playwright visual testing with Python:
https://github.com/symon-storozhenko/pytest-playwright-visual Created 10k Animated NFT
collection using Python: https://opensea.io/collection/united-smiles-of-humanoids
Lecturer on Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/course/playwright-with-python-for-web
-automation-testing/

Marco A. Cruz

Marco is a lead SDET with over eight years of software testing experience. He is the founder of automateNow, where he has embarked on a journey
to help as many aspiring engineers as possible to make their dreams a reality. He has led small and medium-sized teams of developers in the
e-commerce, engineering, insurance, and workforce intelligence domains. Marco is also a United States Navy combat veteran.

Paul Grossman

Paul Grossman has over 20 years experience as an SDET with numerous test automation tool sets and languages. Most recently he began
managing five WebDriverIO projects in JavaScript for Guaranteed Rate. Prior to that he spent three years working with Selenium in Java as
well as Micro Focus UFT One in VBScript. He recently wrote a Natural Language Processing engine Add On for the TestProject community.
He is currently conducting a Proof of Concept of the testRigor low-code tool Paul have been a speaker at test automation conferences for 16 years.
He has been a featured guest on the Halloween episodes of the Test Guild automation podcast with Joe Colantonio and The QA
Lead podcast with Jonathan Wright.

Larry Goddard

Larry Goddard is the Test Automation Architect at Oxford University Press (OUP) with responsibility for developing the organisations
Testing Strategy and Framework. Larry is a member of BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT (MBCS), co-founder & CEO of the KLASSI brand,
Creator of 'klassi-js' a open-source Test Automation Framework, Larry is also a Mentor (Aleto Foundation, Black Girls in Tech and Private Individuals)
and Speaker at Tech Conferences and meet-ups dealing with and highlighting Test Automation.

Gáspár Nagy

Gáspár Nagy is the creator of SpecFlow, regular conference speaker, blogger, editor of the BDD Addict monthly newsletter, and co-author of the
books "Discovery: Explore behaviour using examples" and "Formulation: Document examples with Given/When/Then". Gáspár is an independent
coach, trainer and test automation expert focusing on helping teams implementing BDD and SpecFlow. He has more than 20 years of experience in
enterprise software development as he worked as an architect and agile developer coach.

Chris Hyde

I have extensive experience with test architecture, test suite/case management, and test direction for multiple projects. My development experience helps
with understanding how to componentize major test efforts into testable units, and also architecting test frameworks to mirror those of the systems under
test. Lead all aspects of Software Testing with resourcing, planning, allocation and ongoing support. Define, design, and drive implementation of test automation
architecture. Work with DevOps to ensure tests are run at the correct time, cadence, and phase of development process. Familiar with all modern JavaScript webapp
stacks - reactive frameworks, REST APIs(and their respective testing tools), microservices, SPA, AWS/Azure/GCP, big data (hadoop, spark, Postgres, MongoDB, etc).

Jonathon Wright

Jonathon Wright is a strategic thought leader and distinguished technology evangelist. He specializes in emerging technologies, innovation, and automation,
and has more than 25 years of international commercial experience within global organizations. He is the Chief Technology Evangelist for Eggplant a Keysight
Technologies company based in Cambridge in the UK. Jonathon combines his extensive practical experience and leadership with insights into real-world adoption
of Cognitive Engineering (Enterprise A.I. and AIOps). Thus, he is frequently in demand as a speaker at international conferences such as TEDx, Gartner, Oracle,
AI Summit, ITWeb, EuroSTAR, STAREast, STARWest, UKSTAR, Guild Conferences, Swiss Testing Days, Unicom, DevOps Summit, TestExpo and Vivit Community.
In his spare time he is the QA advisory lead for MIT for the COVID Paths Check foundation throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. He is also a member of
Harvard Business Council, A.I. Alliance for the European Commission, chair of the review committee for the ISO-IEC 29119 part 8 “Model-Based Testing”
and part 11 for the “Testing of A.I. based systems” for the British Computer Society (BCS SIGiST). Jonathon also hosts the QA lead (based in Canada) and the
author of several award-winning books (2010 – 2022) the latest with Rex Black on ‘AI for Testing’.

Thomas Haver

Thomas is presently serving as a Test Automation Architect. He leads a team of testers, ops engineers, and production support analysts in the adoption of
DevOps practices. Previously, he led the enterprise automation support of 73 applications at Huntington National Bank that encompassed testing, metrics
reporting, and data management. Thomas has a background in Physics & Biophysics, with over a decade spent in research science studying
fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy before joining IT.

Eran Kinsbruner

Expert in Continuous testing of web and mobile apps, DevOps and Agile practices, SAST as well as product marketer with strong GTM vision. Amazon best selling author of a trilogy
of books (https://www.amazon.com/Eran-Kinsbruner/e/B07RK5SZH9%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share)
- The Digital Quality Handbook
- Continuous Testing for DevOps Professional
- Accelerating Software Quality in DevOps using AI and ML.
Industry thought leader, keynote speaker, blogger, industry event committee member (QA Global Summit), and author of the quarterly digital test coverage index report.
A contributor for InfoWorld.com (http://www.infoworld.com/author/Eran-Kinsbruner/) and for the EnterprisersProject (https://enterprisersproject.com/user/eran-kinsbruner).
Advisory board member for startups.
Certified:
ISTQB foundation level certified.
PMI (Pragmatic Institute Foundations) Certified
various quality related awards as well as 1 registered patent.
Meetup host for mobile Dev and Test TLV and Boston.
Speaking History:
StarEast, StarWest, DevOps East/West, Quest, STPCon, AutomationGuild, AndroidSummit, TISQA, TestExpo UK, Meetups, Webinars, Podcasts, All Day DevOps, QA Global Summit and many more.

Nikolaj Tolkačiov

Because I'm lazy and easily bored, I tend to automate everything I can, if I need to do something twice that is a good indication that something
is off. My automation experience suit includes mobile, gherkin, web, C#, Java, JavaScript, C++, Ruby, and multiple frameworks. I do coding and
“DevOps'ing” too because I gain most of the value not deep-diving into one framework or discipline, but generalizing in the whole spectrum of
software engineering. This generalist point of view allows me to see some issues from different angles and come up with more solutions to solve problems.

Adam Sandman

Adam Sandman was a programmer from the age of 10 and has been working in the IT industry for the past 20 years in areas such as architecture,
agile development, testing and project management. Adam is the Founder and CEO of Inflectra Corporation, where he is interested in technology,
business and enabling people to follow their passions.
At Inflectra, Adam has been responsible for researching the tools, technologies and processes in the software testing and quality assurance space.
Adam has previously spoken at StarEast (2021), TestCon (2021), JFTL (2021), STAR West (2020, 2021), Agile DevOps West (2020, 2021),
STPCon (2018 - 2020), Swiss Testing Day (2019, 2020), EuroSTAR 2020, InflectraCon (2019, 2020), TestingMind (2019, 2020) and STAR Canada (2019).

Larissa Rosochansky

A seasoned professional with over 21 years of experience in IT, Larissa is a strategist, innovator, consultant, and product manager focused on delivering value to
the customer using Lean Digital Transformation overseeing all efforts for a given Value Stream. Before that, she led the Intelligent Automation Offering for Brazil
Market at Avanade and the Global Automation Brazil Program, Test Practice, and its Go to Market activities at IBM Brazil.
Larissa holds a Law degree and a specialization in Software Engineering and she is a certified PMP by PMI, ITIL Foundation by EXIN, Certified SAFEe 5 Lean Portfolio
Manager, and PSM I by Scrum.org, and has the IT Specialist Level 2 - Test Discipline Badge and Design Thinking Co-Creator Badge from IBM.

Jenna Charlton

I began speaking in 2018 at CodeMash in Sandusky Ohio where my first talk How Pro Wrestling Made Me A World Champion Tester put me on the proverbial map.
Since then I’ve given far more serious talks at conferences like TestBash and Star. In 2020 I was a keynote at STARWest Virtual testing conference and I was on the selection
committees for STARWest 2021 and Agile Testing Days USA as well as host for TestBash Home 2020 and 2021. I am an occasional tech blogger, trainer, product owner, and
always a tester, but the accomplishments I’m most proud of are my ordination as a deacon at South Euclid UCC in 2016 and my long and happy marriage to my spouse for
the past 11 years.