Test Automation 10 Painful Lessons


Automation is software development Skillset & Knowledge Engineering practice


At Swiss Testing Day in Zurich eBay’s European quality engineering team Dominik Dary Staff Software Engineer in Test & Michael Palotas Head of Quality Engineering has broad experience implementing end-to-end test automation in different software development environments (agile, waterfall, co-located, outsourced, distributed).

This presentation illustrates the key lessons learned from a technical and business perspective:

  1. Flip the testing triangle
  2. Everyone knows what’s automated
  3. A tool is not a strategy
  4. Write the right tests
  5. Instant Feedback is essential
  6. Automation is software development itself
  7. Maintainability is king
  8. Speak the same language as the developers
  9. Invest in the Test Infrastructure
  10. Manual Testing is still very important

Presentation Slides are also available

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