Andrew asks: I have recently joined a web based company as their first QA member. The website has been developed in the past five years and during this time, developers and other team members were doing the testing. There is… Read More »
Should test automation be the responsibility of a separate team or should we have test automation engineers embedded in scrum teams? What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a dedicated test automation team focusing only on automation tasks?
How to set the right expectations in test automation so that you get the most out of your automated tests and you don’t get disappointed by your efforts. This post looks at the myths and realities on automated testing.
Being a manual software testing resource, like many others I have lived the past few years under the constant fear of my job being taken over by the hype of “Automation”. I have worked in domains ranging from telecom, hospitality… Read More »
This Test Automation Strategy example assumes a continuous delivery model with multiple agile teams. In previous articles,an overarching Agile Test Strategy document as well as how to setup a QA function from scratch for an agile project and how automated… Read More »
In this post, I will explain why I believe it is a bad idea to write UI automated tests with Selenium and Cucumber. The title of the post mentions Selenium and Cucumber because they are the most popular browser automation… Read More »
Test Automation During Sprint Question My team uses scrum agile methodology to develop a web application. As an Automation Tester in the team, I’m often asked to automate the stories within the sprint, even when the developer hasn’t even finished… Read More »
Is Automated Testing really necessary in agile projects? Can we be agile without any automated testing? When we talk about automated testing, we have to know which layer (unit, API, UI) we are talking about. I have worked in many organisations… Read More »
Automated Testing on the UI Question: I’m using selenium to automate my testing of a web application, which is an e-commerce application. When I run my automated tests, there are always many failures either related to UI changes, but mostly… Read More »
Test Automation, when done correctly can have many advantages and be very beneficial to the project and organization. There are however some pitfalls or disadvantages of test automation that we need to be aware of. In this post we list… Read More »