Julia Pottinger

Julia Pottinger, Lead QA Consultant at ‘QualityWorks Consultant Group’

Topic – Guide to creating your test automation strategy


Test automation is 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 for creating a test automation strategy is a critical step to ensuring a higher Return On Investment(ROI), more test coverage, increased test reliability.

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.

Join me as I walk you through the steps to take to create a test automation strategy.

Top Takeaways:

  • “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.

  • First, 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.”

Speaker Bio

Julia Pottinger is a Lead QA Consultant at QualityWorks with expertise in manual, automated and API testing and training which has helped companies enhance the quality of their software through improved test coverage, faster time to market, increased process efficiency and optimized use of resources.

Julia is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience and contributes to the testing community through writing articles, and delivering testing content on Test Automation University as well as her Youtube Channel and blog. She also conducts testing boot camps for persons interested in entering the field of QA.

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