Learn about web automation testing

Access resources to learn automation testing basics, delve deeper into creating an web automation testing strategy.

If you are new to web automation testing, thinking of migrating your tests to an automation setup, or someone who wants to get started with automation, consider investing some time in learning about basics of web automation testing.

While manual testers can continue exploratory testing and uncovering novel issues with your product, you must also invest in some QA resources to increase the coverage by automating the repetitive and time-consuming tasks. As part of incorporating automation testing, testers create test scripts with their choice of a programming language that comes with a range of test automation frameworks and plugs in the whole automation set up in their organization DevOps workflow or CI/CD Pipeline.

Use the resources in the following table to create a learning path for your team and help them learn about automation testing.

Topic What you will learn References
What is automation testing? About automation testing, types of testing that can be automated, and how a sample manual test converts to an automation test script. Automation Testing Tutorial

Manual vs Automated Testing
Introduction to different automation frameworks About automation frameworks that help implement automation. Choose a language-based framework that your team is most comfortable with. Best Test Automation Frameworks

Benefits of Automation Testing
In-depth analysis of automation frameworks About different web automation frameworks, their features, and benefits. Use this playlist to make a decision about which framework fits your requirements. Tools and Frameworks Playlist
DevOps strategy for continuous testing About how you can benefit by employing a DevOps strategy, involved tools, and best practices. DevOps Strategy for Testing
Creating test plan About creating test plans, why you must create test plans, and best practices around it. Test Planning
Creating test cases About creating test cases, how test cases and test plans correlate, and how to group similar tests together. Writing Test Cases

Creating Test Scenarios
Best Practices for automation testing About best practices that govern how your automation strategy is implemented. Test Automation Best Practices

The resources provided in this document act as a starting point to your journey towards automation testing. When your team is ready to integrate cross-browser testing in their test scripts, use BrowserStack to take that experience to the next level.

With more than 2000+ real devices and browsers that BrowserStack offers at your disposal, you can scale your automation, speed up your test runs, debug faster, and build a CI/CD pipeline that accelerates testing.

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