Anyone Can Cook -- Is the Same True for Test Automation?
Manual testing is becoming less needed as more companies realize the time and money saved from automating testing. But let’s face it: Test automation is scary and still new to many QA departments. Many are unclear about where to begin: Do you need a degree or significant development training to write automated tests? What are the programming basics and required tools that a tester needs to know?
Leo Laskin illustrates data sets of untrained Selenium and non-technical users and the time it took them to learn Selenium. Hear about the programming basics needed to be successful in QA automation and how easy it is to pick them up, the best development tool kits for Selenium and IDE programs, as well as a preview of more advanced QA topics, including CI/CD and virtualization of test environments.
Learn the challenges moving from manual to automated testing, best programming techniques and development tools needed to excel in test automation, and how any engineer can cook up their own automated tests using Selenium.
Outline/structure of the Session
- Last few years review where I was, things I have seen.
- Manual testing is becoming less needed as more people realize they can save time and money by automating
- Automation is scary
- Do you need a degree to start writing tests?
- Do you need significant bootcamp/development training to start writing tests?
- Data set of “untrained selenium users and how long it took them to learn selenium”
- Data of non-technical users and how long it took them to learn selenium
- Data of how long each step took to run
- Pick a language
- Looping strategies
- Basic HTML
- How to use the developer tool kit
- Basic and advanced selenium knowledge
- Assertion options/tools
- Basic Sample tests and time to develop each of them
Show that automation does not require a major degree or significant amounts of learning to get started
Manual testers, team managers, Beginner automated testers