Over the past couple of weeks, I have been researching web automation and quality assurance in relation to web automation. I’ve met with folks who have tons of experience with web automation, to people who are interested in learning about it.
Here are some opinions people have expressed:
- “I prefer coding over using non-coding environments for web automation”
- “Web automation is a good gateway to learning to code and further job security”
- Web automation is actually not automation because you need to manually specify each individual actions.
- Quality Assurance is changing rapidly and companies are moving away from having manual testers. Instead, the work is being offshored or the QA person is transitioned into a more developer heavy role.
Those are a couple things I’ve found.
What opinions or realizations have you come across in your work & in your teams? Have you implemented web automation testing in your teams? Was it successful? If so, what contributed to the success? If not, why?