Output should be easy to understand and interpret. QA need to make the decision as to whether something has passed or failed quickly and act accordingly. To allow this to happen it is important that the automation being used creates …

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The main reason automation efforts fail into disuse is the lack of people, and time, to correctly re-align the automation created. With QA personnel changes, or in fast-paced development environments, it is essential that automation can be manipulated without any …

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Being able to create the automation quickly increases the efficiency. One area of testing that lends itself to automation is regression. Automation allows repeatability, and re-use, over the more mundane tasks required. An automation test can be run hundreds of …

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The main reason automation efforts fail into disuse is the lack of people, and time, to correctly re-align the automation created. With QA personnel changes, or in fast-paced development environments, it is essential that automation can be manipulated without any …

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What are the really important processes that could cause the most harm if they went wrong? After smoke tests are completed a more thorough set of sanity tests should be run. These would verify all the important processes, i.e. those …

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Ensure you can fully test end to end across the core applications. You’ve checked your environments secured the process for re-usable and renewable data – we now need to consider the landscape scope. With regression testing integration is key. This …

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“No test environment, no comment!” Once you have established your pre-requisites the next factor to consider is the environment. Unless the test environments are ready then nothing can begin, also check that the specification of environment sensitive testing is covered …

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How long have you got? There would be no point planning a full system regression that lasted many weeks if the release had to be made tomorrow. The type of development lifecycle being used will heavily influence the time window …

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