What are some of the key elements of an effective test automation strategy?

What are some of the key elements of an effective test automation strategy?

Hey Brett,

Test automation strategy is not a tool selection process. Selecting tools is one of the important activities involved in a test automation strategy, but it’s only part of the story. If you’re looking for guidance on how to select tools, you’ll find lots of advice elsewhere.

The most important question is why you want to automate tests. It may seem like the most obvious thing in the world, but it’s worth thinking about. If you don’t have a clear objective in mind, then you won’t be able to evaluate whether or not your strategy succeeds.

Here are some of the key elements that must be a part of your test automation strategy:

  • A goal-oriented strategy
  • Defining the test approach
  • Setting up tools and test environment
  • Designing test scripts and writing test cases
  • Test execution plan
  • Result and documentation

You can go through each of these points in detail by reading the following blog on Effective Test Automation Strategy:

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