Move Forward with an effective test automation strategy

Session concept

Trust me I’m a tester

Session description

Building trust and confidence about your testing work can be harder than the solution itself – how do others do it? we’re looking to find out in this session – we invited Kevin Harris to moderate this session and share some of the tips&tricks of earning trust from your peers.


Automated tests are generally introduced into a project to solve issues such as repetitive manual work, working with large data sets, or getting faster feedback in a CI/CD pipeline. Whatever the reason, creating a test automation strategy is a critical step to ensuring higher Return On Investment(ROI), more test coverage, increased test reliability.

However, without a proper automation strategy you may be left wondering what tools to use, what test to automate and what team members to use. This will affect the return you get after spending hours and months on writing automated tests.

A test automation strategy guides you into implementing test automation in a way that is repeatable. It helps you identify the goal(why), who is the team, how you will be doing the test automation(tools), when and where you will automate and very importantly WHAT you will be automating. This is important as while test automation significantly expands test scope and coverage, automating EVERY test will take more cost, effort, and time than is practical.

In this talk I will guide through creating a test automation strategy that will help to ensure a higher Return On Investment(ROI) while answering critical questions that will help to provide clarity to you and your team.

Key takeaways:

  • Understanding the importance of having an automation strategy.
  • A set of questions to help you understand and create an automation strategy.
  • Create a test automation strategy that is understood by your team to ensure a higher Return.
  • On Investment(ROI), more test coverage, increased test reliability.
  • Identify why you want to do test automation. This will impact and help you define who will be creating and maintaining the automated test, the tests you automate as well as the tools that you use.
  • How to evaluate and choose existing automation frameworks and tools.
Track A