Nowadays everyone wants to accomplish their task as soon as possible and they have discovered automation tools, which can complete these tasks with less efforts and cost. This holds true in today’s Software/IT world as well. Every client and team wants to delivery their product quickly and they are heavily relying on automation tools to help. Automation of development activities like code reviews, builds, and version control has been in existent for quite a long time however automation of test activities is gaining more momentum. There are various tools available in the market for testing applications for different types of test such as Load, Functional, and Security etc. however Functional automation is most widely used by organizations.
More and more people are learning test automation tools since they feel that it’s the future. There are various sources through which you can learn how to automate, however it takes time to be seasoned in automation. To be an expert, one should have knowledge about the common automation mistakes that are made and have a plan to avoid these mistakes.
Based on my automation experience and exposure on multiple projects here are some common mistakes that should be avoided when starting an automation project: