DescriptionWhat we offer

This class will teach automation techniques to improve regression testing, story and feature testing, and enhancement of exploratory testing. Test Driven Development techniques, precise test and tool selection, appropriate automation design, and team collaboration can be combined to fully integrate testing into Agile delivery teams and provide the efficiency necessary for project success.

ObjectivesWhat you learn

  • Discover how to implement test automation as stories are implemented
  • Confidently deliver shippable product increments each sprint using automation
  • Understand how to collaborate with business analysts, programmers, and customers to integrate automation into your teams' workflow
  • Work without the need of separate, independent test automation teams
  • Explore how complex non-functional testing can be automated in a sprint
  • Discover how tools such as mind mappers, recorders, and note takers generate defensible evidence of regulatory compliant testing

TopicsThe best for you

Test Automation Strategy

  • Where test automation fits in
  • How much test automation
  • What not to automate

Automation Pyramid

  • Presentation
  • Application
  • Structural

Planning for Automation

  • Skills
  • Tools
  • Workflows

Automation Frameworks

  • Unit Test Harness
  • Acceptance Test Frameworks for ATDD and BDD
  • Traditional capture playback test frameworks

Selecting Tests for Automation

  • Structural regression
  • Business facing regression
  • Repetitive operations
  • Improve ability to control and observer

Supporting Process

  • Roles and Responsibilities for test automation
  • Test Driven Development
  • Acceptance Test Driven Development
  • Behavior Driven Development
  • Design Driven Testing
  • Legacy automation

Testing and Continuous Integration

  • Build environments
  • Structure regression
  • Business facing regression
  • Static analysis

Automated Test Cycles (Continuous Testing)

  • Flow of implementing a story
  • Grooming and test automation
  • Programming and test automation
  • In sprint testing activities
  • Non-functional testing activities
  • Dynamic analysis

Static Code Analysis/Metrics

  • Code metrics
  • Changing complexity and risk
  • Security risks
  • Maintainability risks

Automating Story and Feature Testing

  • Defining acceptance tests
  • Cross story testing
  • Data driven testing
  • Keyword driven testing
  • Scripting

Mapping Tests to Automation

  • Acceptance tests to automate
  • Unit tests to automate
  • Regression coverage

ATDD and TDD Testing Frameworks

  • Fitnesse
  • Cucumber

UI Testing Frameworks

  • Capture playback test generalization
  • Open source frameworks
  • Commercial frameworks

Automation Support for Integration and System Testing

  • End-to-end transaction testing
  • Continuous integration

Data Setup and Tear Down and Data Within Automation

  • Self-contained test models
  • Data independent models
  • Mocking

Tools to Support Exploratory Testing

  • Scripting
  • Note taking
  • Mind Mapping
  • Screen capture

Tools for Performing Non-Functional Testing

  • Performance testing tools
  • Stress testing tools
  • Usability testing tools
  • Security testing tools


  • Virtual unit test environments
  • Virtual business facing test environments
  • Locale variations
  • Reset systems to a controlled state


PrerequisitesWhat should you know

  • A background of basic software testing principles is required also a working knowledge of system testing and quality assurance fundamentals is assumed. Attendees are expected to have some software and development knowledge and experience

AudienceWho should attend

  • This course is for team members involved in testing, programming, business analysis, software construction, and deployment. Product owners, managers, and other development professions will gain important insights into the benefits and trade-offs related to Test Automation. Attendees are expected to have some software and development knowledge and experience.