Test Automation for Managers


Course Details


This two day course focuses on major factors managers must consider before implementing test automation. A combination of lecture, classroom exercises, and experiential techniques provide attendees strategies to reduce test automation maintenance and increase reusability for positive returns on their tool investment. The course also covers the challenges and pitfalls inherent in automation, and what must occur to overcome them including proper planning, selection of the “right” automation tool, and automation framework considerations. Additionally, managers will learn how to best estimate timelines and resource needs for their automation efforts.

Course Objectives

The primary objective of this course is to instruct IT and QA Managers on methods to plan for successful test automation projects. Attendees will learn:

  • History and evolution of test automation
  • How test automation tools work
  • Factors that impact test automation during planning
  • Common test automation tools on the marketplace including their strengths and shortfalls
  • Successful test automation approaches
  • Trends for test automation and its future

Course Outline

  • History and evolution of test automation – An intro to automation that covers its progression from Job-based, to Screen-based, to Object-based, and how this progression impacts test automation approaches and maintenance.
  • Test automation planning – Factors every manager must know when planning automation including cost, scope, timelines, present states, ideal skill sets, risks, and key factors to track ROI.
  • Available test automation tools – Covers common open source tools as well as packaged tools and what managers must consider when choosing an automation tool.
  • Test automation approaches – Learn the five most common automation approaches and the pros and cons of each.
  • Record and Playback
  • Data-Driven
  • Modular
  • Keyword/Action-based
  • Database
  • The Future of Test automation – Covers test automation trends, where the tools and industry are going including its place within Agile methodologies and Continuous Integration.

Who Should Attend

  • IT Managers
  • QA/Test Managers
  • Test Leads
  • Sr. Test Analysts


Schedule & Registration


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*All listed Canada public training course prices in CAD + applicable taxes. All listed USA public training course prices in USD. Registration prices include course materials, lunch & breaks each day, and a certificate of completion. Hotel and travel arrangements are the responsibility of the attendee.

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