Test automation engineer, the desired skillset
Published on Mar 8, 2022

In my last article, I wrote about how to develop good quality software in agile. In such an approach, test automation is essential. And at the same time, according to “Challenges in Test Automation: Survey Key Results”, 62% of survey respondents (mostly managers) agree that one of the top challenges in applying test automation is lack of skilled people. Many manual testers would like to start their journey with developing automated tests, however, without a good learning path and some technical background, the road seems to be a bit bumpy.

  • To help aspiring test automation engineers to plan their learning path,
  • To help managers set up development paths and promotion requirements within their teams.
Commonly, we distinguish three levels of skills: junior, middle and senior, or — as I like to call them — foundation, professional, and master.

 

 

1. Test Automation Foundation

Programming
Theoretical testing
Technical testing

 

2. Professional Automated Tests Development

Theoretical programming
Programming
Theoretical testing
Practical testing

 

3. Master your Test Automation skills

Theoretical programming
Programming
Theoretical testing

 

4. Bottom line

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Marcin Ludzia

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One of the top challenges in applying test automation is lack of skilled people.
Aspiring test automation engineers should to plan their learning path, but it’s also managers’ task to set up development paths and promotion requirements within their teams.

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