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Experiences of Test Automation: Case Studies of Software Test Automation by Mark Fewster, Dorothy Graham

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Chapter 18. Automated Tests for Marketplace Systems: Ten Years and Three Frameworks

Lars Wahlberg

Lars Wahlberg gives an insight into his 10 years of test automation for marketplace systems, including the development of three automation frameworks. One of the key messages in this chapter is the importance of having the right abstraction level between the technical aspects of the automated tests and the testers. Lars describes how they addressed this issue in each of the different frameworks and some of the problems that occurred if the abstraction layer was too thick or too thin. As Lars and his team moved into agile development, they found the process worked best when they had people who could be both tester and test automator, but the role ...

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