Defining the Optimal Level of Test Automation

[presentation]
by
Jim Trentadue
Summary: 

Test automation scripts are largely run against stable functionality with repeatable results. But automation does not have to be just about running reliable tests against a fixed code base to make them effective; rather, you can determine the right level of automation you need to meet your project’s needs. Three levels of test automation will be discussed in this presentation: Level 1 tests exercise the simplest aspect of functionality in a module, Level 2 tests explore all module aspects except interfaces to other components, and Level 3 tests examine the deepest level of functionality in a module, including those that interface to other components. Join Jim Trentadue as he presents the academic views of each stage and provides practical examples. This session will arm QA & test professionals with the ability to improve the logic in their automation scripts and increase the chances of detecting more defects by defining their appropriate levels of test automation.

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