The way test automation is done has already gone through huge changes with the advent of Agile, cross functional teams, and new tools like Cucumber and FitNesse. What does the future hold? I'd like to take up a couple of trends I can see in our industry - Lean Startup and Distributed Architecture - and look at how they will affect the world of test automation. If you're currently working in that role, it should give you some ideas about the kinds of skills to invest in, and areas to watch.
Target Audience: Testers, test automation engineers, developers
Prerequisites: basic agile concepts, testing, test automation
You will learn:
This session will help testers and test automation experts to put their work into a wider context, and help them to plan their careers. I'll also talk about agile fluency, and how knowledge of that can help a team identify what skills to invest in.