Spot the Difference; Automating Visual Regression Testing - Viv Richards
Visual testing can help find mistakes before they slip through the net. No longer having to play spot-the-difference to find potentially high-impact mistakes like misaligned buttons that can be selected by Selenium but hidden from a real user, or text and images accidentally disappearing off screen.
This session looks at common issues with just relying on end to end automation testing tools, using examples to demonstrate common pitfalls and how visual testing can help add another tool to your tool belt. The talk looks at why we automate tests, the issue with just manually testing, common end to end automation pitfalls, a brief introduction to visual testing and finally a look at common issues with visual testing and ways to overcome them.
Through the use of interactive examples, the audience will gain an understanding of why relying on just manual testing can become an issue and how too much automation has a negative impact by looking at testing anti-patterns. The audience will also learn what visual testing is, what tools are available, some of the common pitfalls of using visual testings as well as tips on ways to overcome them based on experience of creating a custom visual test framework at my current employer.