Test Automation is an Industry standard

With the Test Automation Day coming up next Thursday, I decided to dedicate my new column on the EuroSTAR community pages to this topic also:

I’ll explain how the adoption to tool aided tests is influenced by:

  • Economics,
  • Different systems and development methods,
  • Continuous Delivery,
  • A shift to production,
  • The test tool market and
  • Generations of testers

As I conclude:

“I do not aim to state that automatic testing can replace manual testing completely. Manual testing is another ball game than running automatic checks, but everything indicates that tool aided testing is on the rise. I have noticed that current generation of testers is often reluctant to automation, whereas the new generation of testers perceives automation as a standard practice. They will thus contribute to a greater adoption of automated testing. Even testers that are trying to stay away from technical testing will sooner or later be confronted with tooling and test automation. It’s inevitable, so better be prepared.”

You can read the full column on the EuroSTAR community pages.

About derkjandegrood

Derk-Jan de Grood, works for Squerist as senior test consultant and agile advisor. As Trainer, Consultant and Agile Coach, he is involved with improvements and agile implementations. Derk-Jan is the author of several successful books including TestGoal, Grip on IT and the Dutch Testers association’s jubilee book on future trends in testing. In 2016 he published “Agile in the Real World”, a book on SCRUM. Derk-Jan won several awards including the prestigious European Testing Excellence Award in 2014
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