For tester’s month, I wanted to make an article on common test automation myths.
Here are my top 6 myth busters ✨ Enjoy:
1️⃣ You can automate everything and anything
Actually no, we can’t. Test automation needs a great level of planning, for example:
- What do we want to cover?
- Why do we want to automate it?
- Is it possible to automate a particular feature?
- Is there any frontend technology barrier?
As most of the organizations today are following the Scrum framework, it’s always better to do this kind of meeting at least once a month to understand what’s in the plan for the future.
2️⃣ Automation requires a great level of coding experience
📌 I personally recommend the TestProject platform for an easy, simple & codeless test automation to your team.
3️⃣ Testing & testing related jobs are getting redundant
Other jobs related to testing have also increased if we compare them to past years. Security testing, accessibility testing & performance testing have become a specialized domain, and it has a great learning curve as well as great job opportunities 💪
4️⃣ Codeless automation requires no coding knowledge
That’s not true. The name is codeless, but that doesn’t mean all the tests can be automated without any code/script change. Logically in the background, compatible code is generated, and customization is required at different levels of complexity in test automation.
5️⃣ Make big test cases to cover more features in one shot
Test cases should be atomic. Checking one or two things will be a better idea than checking multiple things in a test, as your test report should show what exact test case failed and which functionality needs a recheck.
6️⃣ Automation kills the job for others
Also a big NO. In fact, companies/projects can take more and more tasks from the roadmap if the automation is supporting faster solutions.
Organizations can concentrate more on different types of testing than just API and UI testing once it is automated. Automation, day by day, is creating new jobs and hence creating opportunities for software professionals.
I hope you learned something new, and I’d love to see your comments on other misconceptions & myths I may have missed 🙏