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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Test Automation

Test Automation has the potential to speed up release cycles, increase coverage, and ultimately provide greater confidence in the quality of the software being released. However, software Test Automation can be a costly investment with low returns if not properly executed. This paper outlines the top challenges that are not immediately obvious when initially implementing Test Automation and provides steps that can be taken to avoid the pitfalls or take corrective action.

This eBook is divided into 2 key sections:

  1. The top 5 Pitfalls of Test Automation
  2. Top 5 Ways to achieve success in Automation

Implement Test Automation Correctly from the Start

What are the Pitfalls of Test Automation?

Test Automation has the potential speed up release cycles, increase coverage, and ultimately provide greater confidence. However software test automation can be a costly investment with low returns if not properly executed and issues become apparently only after the volume test cases scale to enterprise levels.

Poor Maintainability.

One Solution is Test Design Principles should be implemented correctly from the start to take in consideration changes to the Application.

Focus on Tools instead of People.

Test automation is focused around tools, but there needs to be proper focus around training testers for automation.

Poor Test Planning.
Test Design Issues and test selection should be thoroughly vetted from the start; there are significant differences between writing tests for manual execution and writing them for automated execution.

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