Automation Test Strategy

The Automation Test Strategy defines a framework for reusable automated scripts and the approach planned by the QA Mentor Automation Expert Department

The Automation Test Strategy defines a framework for reusable automated scripts and the approach planned by the QA Mentor Automation Expert Department. It outlines the overall plan for automation testing to help ensure a higher ROI, more test coverage, and increased test reliability with quality repetition. This clarification of process can be reused over multiple projects and contains complete information regarding the applications being used, testing phases, test environment, and roles and responsibilities of all participants.

Automation Process

Test stages are identified: Requirements Analysis, Strategizing, Environment, Script Preparation, Execution, and Defect Analysis with all corresponding participants, activities, and entry and exit criteria.

Automation Approach

Discusses the scope of the automation strategy. Defines what is in scope and out of scope along with the activities and responsible person(s) for each automation testing phase: Initiation, Planning, Execution, Reporting, and Close-out

Engaging/onboarding Applications

Discusses the approach for assessing an application’s status as it pertains to automation including the need for automation questionnaire, requirement discussions, which modules to automate, and the scope of the testing

Testing Phases Detail

Each testing phase (Initiation, Planning, Execution, Reporting, Close-out, and Maintenance) is broken down into details that include entry and exit criteria, activities involved, and validations to be performed

Tools

Identifies and briefly describes the tools to be used for automation, defect tracking, reporting, and any other applicable tools

Roles and Responsibilities

All team roles and their associated responsibilities are listed

Test Environment

Plans for the test environment(s) needs for each stage and any associated infrastructure for tools are identified

Assumptions

All applicable assumptions relating to the Automation Test Strategy are listed

Dependencies

Any business, infrastructure, or tool related dependencies are identified and explained

Risks

All identified risks and their associated mitigation strategies are listed

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