UI Automation Week Feb 2021 - Challenge 5 - Update a framework to support cross browser checking (Expert)

This challenge is one of the UI automation week challenges that get you thinking about and practising UI automation. Our challenges offer activities for you to try out new tools, learn new skills and knowledge. Whether you are just starting out in UI automation or an expert looking to try out something new. We have the challenge for you.

Experience Level: Expert

Introduction: There are times when we require our UI automation to run against different browsers or different devices to check differences across platforms. This is where a grid of browsers in which you can run your automation against can be useful.

Purpose: The goal of this challenge is to get you thinking about how to set up and use grids for cross-browser / device automation.


  1. Download one of the automation framework suites (There is one for C#, Java, JavaScript and Python - You don’t have to do all the languages, just choose the one(s) you’re most comfortable with.)
  2. Create a solution in the framework that will run the checks/tests in the codebase across at least two browsers or devices

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Submission Deadlines - If you’re doing the challenge in:

  • Java: Friday, the 19th of February 2021
  • Python: Monday, the 22nd of February 2021
  • JavaScript: Monday, the 22nd of February 2021
  • C#: Monday, the 22nd of February 2021

Hi all,

I made a bit of an update to drop mention of creating a Grid in this challenge. Yes, you can create a grid, but you can also build any solution you like to solve this challenge.

Good luck!