In this video, Meaghan Lewis shares tips for making a strategy for test automation that will help define the approach for testing, limit the scope of tests, and list resources that will be required in order to make the automation project successful.
- Before jumping in to write tests,…it's smart to plan out the approach.…Get the group of stakeholders together…to list the highest priority features.…The business stakeholders should be able…to provide a list of those features.…From there, spend time to brainstorm…what type of scenarios will be automated…versus manual for each feature.…Scenarios that are good candidates for automation…are those that test the highest impact features,…are tedious to do manually,…and provide the same result every time.…
As your team brainstorms scenarios,…also try to identify types of tests…that can cover each scenario.…Considering the inputs, actions,…and outputs of the test can help here.…As a general rule, you'll want to push…automation to the lowest level.…Going back to the test pyramid,…it's good to have the most number of unit tests,…a medium number of integration tests,…and a small number of UI tests.…So if a scenario will have the same results…using the UI or not, choose to avoid the UI.…
The goal of automated test suites…should be to have a well-tested application…
- The test pyramid
- Unit, integration, and UI tests
- Creating an automation strategy
- Choosing test tools
- Deciding what to automation
- Identifying the risks and cost of automation
- Implementing test automation
- Using continuous integration
- Measuring code coverage
Skill Level Beginner
Value of automation1m 24s
1. Test Types
2. How to Approach Automation
3. Testing Tools
4. Decide What to Automate
5. Adopt Test Automation
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