Tutorial H

Soft Skills of Automation

Jenny Bramble

13:30-17:00 CEST Tuesday 13th June

Automation starts long before you open your IDE. Before you write the first line of code or inspect the first element, you need to develop a mindset that leads you to create good automation. You need the Soft Skills of Automation.

In this half day tutorial, we will create a framework for ourselves to start thinking about our testing as our framework does.

We’ll start by interrogating the manual testing that we do and shaping it to automation. This includes teaching ourselves to look at a page as a computer would and then determining how to step through the elements.

Next, we will discuss and create tests using pseudo-code and discuss what kinds of results we can expect from our automation. When you leave this tutorial, you will have a good idea of what it takes to think automation first, what types of testing are appropriate for automation, and what information we can get from automation.