Best Practices to use Selenium in Real Time Projects. How to leverage your Test Automation, get the best 'Return ON Investment' from your Test Automation.

Best Practices to use Selenium in Real Time Projects. How to leverage your Test Automation, get the best 'Return ON Investment' from your Test Automation.

This has been observed that, most of the test frameworks wont be able to survive due to lack of expertise, no maintenance, no best practices being followed, and finally your test automation will be dead after few months, and there is no "Return ON Investment" from this. This is the most common problem, most of the companies are struggling and finally back to square to the Manual testing.

My proposal : HOW to leverage your test automation in terms of best practices, best ROI, and how to adopt best automation culture in your organisation.
I strongly propose some of the important points/suggestions to achieve this in your Organisation/Team.
1. Best Test Automation Practices:
  • Best Design Patterns (Web/Mobile/API)
  • What to Automate/Not to Automate
  • Best Design Patterns
2. Common Automation Frameworks at Org Level:
  • How to design Generic Utilities, Libraries and different Components, which can be suitable for all the teams in the same Org.
  • Best practices to design your Tests (Automation).
    • Common Design Patterns
    • Common application level libraries
    • Common Page Libraries
    • Best Practices to use Assertions in your Tests (How and What to write for assertions). Most of the people don't write proper assertions and this is making your test unreliable and no defects found during execution.
3. Inclusion of API/Backend libraries in your UI test automation as an external Maven/Gradle Dependencies to avoid un-necessary tasks, some of the important points to be considered here:
  • User Creation from APIs (No need to automate user creation from web/app for all the test cases)
  • API tests are stabled most of the time
  • API calls takes lesser time as compared to web, hence include API calls in your UI/App framework to save time.
  • Less flaky test

4. Best Code Review Process (Do not merge your code into Master without proper Code Review)

  • Implement PR (PULL Request) Process
  • Peer to Peer review
  • Static Analysis using SonarQube, Cobertura, JACOCO etc..
  • Get the benefits of Best Test Automation Quality Matrices
  • Sometimes, Manual (Functional Tester) should review your code (Assertion, test steps and use cases) to get the best coverage
5. Quality is A Team responsibility:
  • Developers, POs, Manual QEs and Automation engineers should be included to get an overview of test automation coverage.
6. Maintenance of the Frameworks
  • After couple of months, it should not make your life miserable if you don't maintain your libraries and framework properly.
  • Do not use Hard Coded values, make it simple and Generic.
7. Common Automation Frameworks:
  • Core/TCOE/R&D Team should provide the common automation libraries, generic methods, utilities, best reporting tools at the Org level. Common best practices should be followed at the company level.
8. Infrastructure Setup for Test Design and Test Execution:
  • Proper Browser - OS lab setup
  • Proper Mobile Labs setup with different Devices - IOT, iOS, Android, iPad, Tablets
  • Proper CI - CD common configuration using Jenkins, Dev Ops, AWS, Docker and Cloud setup
  • Handling multiple Docker nodes using Kubernates
 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

I'll be presenting some slides along with some sample codes and architectural diagrams.

  • How to leverage your Test Automation, get the best 'Return Of Investment' from your Test Automation:

My proposal : HOW leverage your test automation in terms of best practices, best ROI, best practices and how to adopt best automation culture in your organisation.

Sequence of the presentation:

1. Introduction about me

2. Agenda

3. Problem Statement

4. Best Test Automation Practices

5. Some highlights on real time challenges and issues

6. Common Automation Frameworks with Design and Infrastructure setup diagrams

7. Inclusion of API/Backend libraries in your UI test automation as an external Maven/Gradle Dependencies to avoid un-necessary tasks, some of the important points to be considered here:

8. Best Code Review Process (Do not merge your code into Master without proper Code Review)5. Quality is Team responsibility:

9. Maintenance of the Frameworks

10. Infrastructure Setup for Test Design and Test Execution

11. Q&A

Learning Outcome

You will learn following important things from this presentation/talk:

1. How to work in a real time test automation world

2. How to make sure that, your automation is a big success and team is using it for a longer period of time

3. Learning curve for other functional testers (FTEs)

4. How to use best practices while implementing test automation in your org.

5. Best practices for Code Review processes and Peer to Peer reviews.

6. How to write and design best test cases to get the best coverage

7. What To AUTOMATE and What NOT - TO - AUTOMATE

8. How to develop a mindset to learn an automation tool like Selenium and best use of it.

Target Audience

1. Who wants to switch their career from Manual to Automation 2. Automation QA engineers 3. SDETs, 4. Developers

Prerequisites for Attendees

  1. You should have a basic knowledge on Selenium or any other automation tools
  2. You should know at least how Selenium works. basics of APIs
  3. Just attend this session with a pen and papers to write down some important points on best automation practices.
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  • Shital Pashankar
    By Shital Pashankar  ~  3 days ago
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    I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    • As every organization should follow this type of approach

    I think the submission could be improved by:

    • ...
  • SATYA DUSANAPUDI
    By SATYA DUSANAPUDI  ~  3 days ago
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    I strongly recommend your idea Naveen.

    Sharing best practices will definitely improve organization's productivity and performance...

  • Curiosity Dose
    By Curiosity Dose  ~  4 days ago
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    This is very important topic. Naveen has great contribution for QA community. 

  • Anuradha Sharma
    By Anuradha Sharma  ~  1 week ago
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    I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    • Waiting for this topic to be delivered by Naveen. He is quite experienced and having a big name in QA automation community. i would surely recommend this topic.

    I think the submission could be improved by:

    • you have almost covered all the points in your proposal. 
    • Naveen Khunteta
      By Naveen Khunteta  ~  1 week ago
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      Thanks Anuradha, I'll try to give my best for the QA community. 

      Thanks for considering this topic.

      ~Regards

      Naveen

      • Saurav Purohit
        By Saurav Purohit  ~  4 days ago
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        This is the most important challenge industry is facing today i.e how to make the stable tests and get ROI .This would be one of the important discussion . looking forward to you session

  • shantanu jain
    By shantanu jain  ~  5 days ago
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    I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    • All the points are very well planned and are very useful for automation folks. 
    • Given the background of "NaveenAutomationLabs", this is definitely gonna be a "Best and most useful talk" of the conference.

    All the best Naveen. See you at the conference!!!

  • Shubham Gupta
    By Shubham Gupta  ~  5 days ago
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    Great work Naveen !!. Wish this could be held in Delhi

  • Akhilesh Kumar
    By Akhilesh Kumar  ~  5 days ago
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    I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    • All the 8 aspects. All are essential tenets for making automation hugely successful..
  • Zainab Igwe
    By Zainab Igwe  ~  5 days ago
    reply Reply

    I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    • All topics mentioned by him is quite important for every QA to be aware of.
  • Harish Bhat
    By Harish Bhat  ~  6 days ago
    reply Reply

    I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained.

  • Santosh Maharana
    By Santosh Maharana  ~  6 days ago
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    Thanks Naveen for your proposal. Every QA must know these. 

  • Pavan Kumar K J
    By Pavan Kumar K J  ~  6 days ago
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    I really like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    • I strongly feel, this is the amazing  proposal for the conference with very good topics that are currently we are looking to improve on. 
    • All topics mentioned by Naveen will really really help Test Automation Engineers to enhance their Skills as well as what can be improved by us in the form of enhancing frameworks, writing quality code, creating utilities/functions, learning new tools and technologies that are currently trending in the Market etc etc. 
    • I am very sure #Naveen will give very good outcome on mentioned topics in conference.  

    I Strongly recommend Naveen to present all these topics in Conference. 

    I wish you all the very very best #Naveen

    #NaveenAutomationLabs 

  • Nikhil Pawar
    By Nikhil Pawar  ~  6 days ago
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    I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    all of the above topics are a must for an any software Organization.

  • Asha Raj
    By Asha Raj  ~  6 days ago
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    looking forward for the suggested topics.

  • Anupam Das
    By Anupam Das  ~  1 week ago
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    UI, API , Mobile lab set up for IOS and Android  & Proper CI - CD common configuration with Jenkins and Docker , these are most important functional test automation which you are going to cover.

    It would be a wonderful session Naveen .

  • Swetha Bhimireddy
    By Swetha Bhimireddy  ~  1 week ago
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    Must needed topic for any project in quality perspective and I am sure Naveen can do it with ease.

  • Shiv Narayan Singh
    By Shiv Narayan Singh  ~  1 week ago
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    This is going to be the best conference. I am looking forward to it.

  • Shobhit ...
    By Shobhit ...  ~  1 week ago
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    This is going to be the best session on automation ever done and I can bet for that.

    Already I can see one point in the description like using rest API for login apart from using selenium, this will flaky tests and increase speed of automation......

    • Naveen Khunteta
      By Naveen Khunteta  ~  1 week ago
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      Thanks for showing your interest. Really appreciate. 

      Regards

      Naveen

    • negogo G
      By negogo G  ~  1 week ago
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      I really liked the topics chosen, and i am looking forward to it.

      Naveen you are doing a brilliant job for the testing society.

      All the best!

    • Ruchit Sharma
      By Ruchit Sharma  ~  1 week ago
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      I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

      • Really need this presentation for the whole QA community. And I think only Naveen can deliver this topic in the best way. Team, please consider this topic for Selenium Conf 2020.

      I think the submission could be improved by:

      • ...
      • Naveen Khunteta
        By Naveen Khunteta  ~  1 week ago
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        Thanks Ruchit for considering my name for this topic.

        ~Regards

        Naveen

        • Nazneen Shaikh
          By Nazneen Shaikh  ~  1 week ago
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          Something I really appreciate about Naveen is his aptitude for problem solving in a proactive way... 

          I really liked Naveen's  approach. Very supportive and relaxed.  His approach benefited me in terms of confidence. A relaxed and empowering course – very encouraging with a lot of practical work.

           

    • Hari prasad Komeravelli
      By Hari prasad Komeravelli  ~  1 week ago
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      I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

      • ...

      I think the submission could be improved by:

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    • Bishnu Das
      By Bishnu Das  ~  1 week ago
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      I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be implemented as soon as possible. Good work brother. Cheers

    • Hardik Antala
      By Hardik Antala  ~  1 week ago
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      Leveraging Test Automation is really important to transform the small industries.

      This submission could be really helpful.

    • Prateek Saxena
      By Prateek Saxena  ~  1 week ago
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      I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

      • Everything mentioned above as this provides clarity and clear cut details.

      I think the submission could be improved by:

      • CICD is bit of more detail as there is a saying "if your automation is not running on CI you are not doing it correctly"
    • Rahul  Chetry
      By Rahul Chetry  ~  1 week ago
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      This is the best proposal for the conference.lots of QA people will help from this conference .Great work Naveen Sir

    • Pankaja Lokesh
      By Pankaja Lokesh  ~  1 week ago
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      I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

      This article is helpful for QA Community both fresher experienced folks to understand and automate  real time projects  ( Web/ Mobile / API ) .

      • It will be great to recommend to present this topic in the conference.
    • Richard Raphael Michael
      By Richard Raphael Michael  ~  1 week ago
      reply Reply

      I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

      • All of the above topics are a must for an Organization. 

      I think the submission could be improved by:

      • How to balance between Manual and Automation?
      • If the project is still following water fall model how to automate modules in less time span before releases?
      • more insights on CD CI
      • Naveen Khunteta
        By Naveen Khunteta  ~  1 week ago
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        Thanks for your comment, Richard.

        I'll surely try to add more insights on points given for improvements.

         

        Regards

        Naveen

    • Zohair Khan
      By Zohair Khan  ~  1 week ago
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      I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    • Sumit Chawla
      By Sumit Chawla  ~  1 week ago
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      I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

      • I believe this is going to be very informative session for QA community. Thanks Naveen for taking this initiative.
    • SHARDHA SHARMA
      By SHARDHA SHARMA  ~  1 week ago
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      I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

      • I would like to join this session , so that I will get much more clarity on selenium framework and I can implement in my office...

      I think the submission could be improved by:

      • ...
    • Priti Raz
      By Priti Raz  ~  1 week ago
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      I would love to watch his awesome videos which will clarify your doubts regarding Selenium.. So i hope and wish that he must get this opportunity 

    • Avinash Reddy
      By Avinash Reddy  ~  1 week ago
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      I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained.

    • Ramanathan Nagarajan
      By Ramanathan Nagarajan  ~  1 week ago
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      I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

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      I think the submission could be improved by:

      • ...reusability in long run as compared to manual testing shud be focal... 
    • Subhashree Mohapatra
      By Subhashree Mohapatra  ~  1 week ago
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      I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

      • ...This is very informative for the QA community ,I think this should be considered for selenium conf 2020.

      I think the submission could be improved by:

      • ...
      • Naveen Khunteta
        By Naveen Khunteta  ~  1 week ago
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        Thanks Subhashree, thanks for your recommendation and support.

        Regards

        Naveen

    • Ankit Choudhary
      By Ankit Choudhary  ~  1 week ago
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      I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

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    • Arif Shaikh
      By Arif Shaikh  ~  1 week ago
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    • Aditya R Javali
      By Aditya R Javali  ~  1 week ago
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      This is the best proposal for the conference .These days most of the people don't understand the automation process.It will be helpful for the freshers and the experienced folks.It will be great to recommend to present this topic in the conference 

      kudos naveen 

      • Naveen Khunteta
        By Naveen Khunteta  ~  1 week ago
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        Thanks @Aditya, for understanding the value of this topic. Really appreciate.

        Regards

        Naveen

    • Vital Kumar
      By Vital Kumar  ~  1 week ago
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      I like these aspects of the submission, 

      I'm sure that, it would be a great learning. I'm really much curious.

      Thanks for come up with this topic.

      Thanks,

      VitalKumar U

    • Gaurav Burhade
      By Gaurav Burhade  ~  1 week ago
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      I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

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      I think the submission could be improved by:

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      • Naveen Khunteta
        By Naveen Khunteta  ~  1 week ago
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        Thanks Gaurav, for your recommendation for this topic. I appreciate that.

        Regards

        Naveen

    • Nidhi Choudhary
      By Nidhi Choudhary  ~  1 week ago
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      I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained.

      • Naveen Khunteta
        By Naveen Khunteta  ~  1 week ago
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        Thanks @Nidhi, for your recommendation and support. 

        Regards

        Naveen

    • Arun Chettur
      By Arun Chettur  ~  1 week ago
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      Very useful article. 

      • Naveen Khunteta
        By Naveen Khunteta  ~  1 week ago
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        Thanks for your recommendation, Arun!

        Regards

        Naveen


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      5. Do you have manual testers who are not skilled in programming, but you want them to execute automated test scripts w/o any training efforts and automation setup?
      6. Would you like your team more agile and cross functional with Delivery?
      7. Would you like to increase your QA team’s productivity while they invest more time in script development rather than script execution?

      If answer is ‘Yes’ for above questions, "Zero touch automation" is the solution for above challenges that we have been facing part of SDLC.

      Solution: Zero touch automation with cutting-edge technologies

      In this session, I will cover how we solved this problem using innovative solutions, Cutting-edge technologies like NLP (Natural language processing), AI & Cloud solutions.

      You will learn how AI, NLP integrated with core automation components to achieve Zero touch automation.

      This solution is not just revolutionary, it is paradigm shift in test automation to get results to your email with detailed analysis of failure categorization with recommended actions to users.

      I will also cover how E2E automation will be driven with decisions taken by machines based on what user is looking for . There is no manual intervention in this process. NLP and AI play key role to help machines to take decisions.

      We will also cover how we empowered developer/release manager/any team member/Manager to trigger the scripts from their cell phone and get the detailed execution report without having any automation software installed in their computer or Phone.

      We will be demonstrating how the request will be initiated from User, understand the need from user using NLP & AI , Fetching the code from bitbucket to select appropriate automation scripts , running them on Selenoid/docker server , storing results to MongoDB , receiving email with test results and Failure analysis.

      What is the value of zero touch automation?

      1. Enable speed to market: Now that Developers does not need to wait for QA resource, Changes can be certified quickly and ready to push to production. Lead time will be significantly reduced.
      2. Increase quality: Now that test automation is easy and it can run multiple times in each environment, most of the defects will be uncovered and addressed before code goes to production.
      3. Ease of test execution: Test execution will be very easy, no automation or framework setup required from user side. Test execution can be done 24*7.
      4. Productivity: Increase QA team’s Productivity to focus more on script development rather than focusing on script execution and failure analysis .
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      1. Are you Confident about your test coverage?
      2. Do you have millions of permutations and combinations to be covered in testing?
      3. is automation the solution to cover million combinations?
      4. why can not my system decide what test cases to be executed to give complete test coverage?
      5. As part of CI/CD , instead of executing same test cases irrespective changes going in, would you like to execute more appropriate test cases ?

      I will be presenting quick demo on Tool which can generate appropriate test cases automatically based on the impacted areas and business metrics . Let me share an example below.

      Let’s say we are testing any eCommerce application Flipcart or amazon. We will have to cover multiple combinations like different categories of items, different payment types, shipping types, Promotions, user types etc.. . I will use little bit of sets theory here.

      Let us take below 5 sets as an example. Assume that there is new payment type is getting introduced as “Paypal” as enhancement. If we need to make sure this new payment type is working with all products, all shipments types , all user types etc… we will have to cover all permutations and combinations which is nothing but Cartesian product of all these sets. The cartesian product of below 5 sets is - 6*3*2*4*3 =432 test cases.

      Do we really need to execute 432 test cases just for one new payment type ? we just need to execute 24 test case to give confident test coverage .This can be done with OATS tool which is developed with intelligence with Business user Metrics + Orthogonal array testing approach ( OATS) approach . OATS tool will generate required number of test cases with simple input and one click .

      Set1 - PAYMENT = { Cash, Credit card , Paytm , AmazonPay, Debit card}- # elements - 6

      Set2 – SHIPPING – {Shiptoday, Prime Shipping, ship Tomorrow}-# elements - 3

      Set3 – USER TYPE - { Guest User , Logged in user }-# elements - 2

      Set4 – PRODUCT TYPE – {Electronics, Groceries, Books , Stationary}- # elements - 4

      Set5 – PROMO TYPE – { Promo1 , Promo2 , Promo3}-# elements – 3

      I will be covering how this can be done in detail during presentation along with Tool Demo.