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Building a Better Automated Test

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Building a Better Automated Test

White Paper

Though the idea is ancient in computer years, the majority of tests today are still executed manually. If everyone agrees that test automation is a great – even essential – practice, why hasn’t it caught on more?

Two reasons:

  1. Test automation is still the domain of experts. It requires very technical skills: either development abilities or profound knowledge of the selected tool.
  2. The real business expertise is often located with people outside the classic test departments–with those whose knowledge and past experience direct their work on a daily basis. As invaluable as these people are, their real strength does not generally lie in test automation.

Read the white paper to learn how the common approaches need to change for test automation to succeed.