What Are The Test Automation Best Practices?
One can have numerous ways to select from different techniques, approaches, tools, frameworks, and ways of writing code. But there are endless possibilities that could make the process a problem rather than a solution. So, in order to avoid any situation like this, test automation have some best practices to follow out. Therefore, to boost up the test performances, these best practices are helpful to execute.
First of all, there should be the same name for all the classes, say “Test”. For example , ClassNameTobeCheckedTest. Therefore, the test classes should be saved inside the same folder and there should be a source folder which should have the same structure of the folder of the main project.
The Setup should be done by annotations similar to the @Before method and the information like which type of browser and URL should be opened, what should be the timeout and should the browser be maximized or minimized.
There should be the implementation of a test data builder, in which the data to be reused in the future which is created and manages during tests and is created in a separate class.
Another best practice in test automation is we should know which tests to automate. We know that test automation depends on the type of automation project you are working on, but one should completely understand what to automate.
Few of the general guidelines are followed out. Visual Regression Testing helps to check the layout structure, font size, color and all possible visual scenarios related to CSS or not. In the case of Static context, the tester checks the logo, title, and policy which rarely changes. One should test the form fields like testing the operations like submit or cancel and also tests the input and output data etc. In Data Integrity the data which is being added should be stored in the database correctly and is returned correctly.