How to build a Test Automation Strategy? | LambdaTest

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Setting Objectives and Defining the Scope:

Objective: Start by pinpointing what you want to achieve with your test automation. This might include goals like enhancing the thoroughness of your test coverage, cutting down the time it takes to conduct tests, or boosting the reliability of your tests.

Scope: Decide which parts of your application or which features you want to automate. Take into account aspects such as how complex the features are, how stable they are, and how often they’re likely to undergo changes.

Example: Let’s say your main goal is to reduce the time spent on testing. In this case, you would benefit from automating the repetitive tests that apply to features known for their stability and which don’t change very often. This strategic focus not only saves time but also frees up your team to tackle more complex testing scenarios manually.

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Select Suitable Tools and Frameworks:

Tools: Choose automation tools that align with your project requirements and team skills, such as Selenium for web applications or Appium for mobile apps.

Frameworks: Select a testing framework (e.g., TestNG, JUnit for Java) that supports your chosen tools and allows for efficient test creation and maintenance.

Example: For testing a web application, you might choose Selenium WebDriver with TestNG for Java, as it provides robust web automation and test management support.

Develop Test Automation Architecture:

Design Patterns: Use design patterns like Page Object Model (POM) to enhance test maintainability and readability.

Integration: Integrate your automation framework with CI/CD pipelines (e.g., Jenkins) for continuous testing.

Reporting: Implement reporting tools (e.g., ExtentReports, Allure) for detailed test execution reports.

Example: Develop a POM-based framework with Selenium WebDriver and TestNG, integrated with Jenkins for automated test execution and reporting.