Automation is a prevalent term in modern software development and testing. The industry is rapidly transitioning to Agile and embracing DevOps to accelerate the “shifting left” concept. The outdated Waterfall model, with testing done at the end of delivery, is fading away. To ensure product stability without manual intervention, testing must be done as early as possible.
Gone are the days of manual testing across multiple browsers. Now, a single script can validate functionality simultaneously in any browser. In-sprint test automation is the ideal scenario, where the entire testing process, from creation to execution and reporting, occurs within a single sprint. Some consider it a mythical concept, doubting its feasibility. Agile experts often argue that automation should lag at least one sprint or be handled by a separate team.
However, you can achieve successful in-sprint automation in your team by following these 5 easy steps.