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Need for more adaptive automation testing
09 Sep, 2015

Need for more adaptive automation testing

DevOps as a trend is on the rise. Studies show that number of organizations adopting devops continues to grow with every passing year. One of the core requirements in the devops world is higher automated software testing. Even manual testers would soon have to take on automated testing in possible areas of their operations. To this effect, automation teams have been thinking out of the box to create automation frameworks that do much of the heavy lifting upfront enabling easier and more effective automated testing to be taken up by one and all on the test team. However one ongoing flaw in all of this, is the disconnect between the test automation and the varied test effort management systems including the test case and defect management systems.

This has been an area of research at QA InfoTech in the recent months to help draw a complete connect in the automation effort E2E and enable automation in the truest essence. This has finally been taking shape where we expect to see measurable outcomes of around 100% automated effort (meaning a test case when automated is fully automated – there is no manual effort involved), a tight coupling between defect management and automation execution, and considerable time savings on the tester’s plate – this is what we call the adaptive automation testing framework.

We have our annual technical symposium, Qualloquium coming up on Sept 19th. This is one of the topics the automation team would be presenting on, explaining how the framework operates and what benefits it can bring to the table. We are very excited for our audience, to encourage more of our manual testers also take on automation and importantly also enable our automation engineers to take on more productive automation, as more teams move into the DevOps world.

About the Author

Rajini Padmanaban Rajini Padmanaban
As Vice President, Testing Services and Engagements, Rajini Padmanaban leads the engagement management for some of QA InfoTech's largest and most strategic accounts. She has over sixteen years of professional experience, primarily in software quality assurance. Rajini advocates software quality through evangelistic activities including blogging on test trends, technologies and best practices. She is also a regular speaker in conferences run by SQE, QAI STC ,ATA, UNICOM, EuroStar and has orchestrated several webinars. Her writings are featured in TechWell, Sticky Minds, Better Software Magazine. She has co-authored a book on crowdsourced testing . She can be reached at rajini.padmanaban@qainfotech.com