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  • Mark Winteringham
  • Richard Bradshaw
  • Automation In Testing: Automatability
    Mark Winteringham, Richard Bradshaw
    99 Minute Workshop

    Automation In Testing: Automatability


    99 Minute Workshop


    Ever had to automate a product and it just, won't, work.... Whilst our own coding and problem-solving skills contribute to how we progress with automation, how far we can get with automation can also be down to a product's automatability. Automability can mean a range of things, the stability of the product and its environment, the technologies used and their debug features, the controllability of specific components, etc. So to ensure we can succeed with automation we need to be able to identify, measure and assess a product's automatability.

    That's why, in this workshop, we'll focus on all things automatability. What does it mean, what characteristics of the product affect it and how can we improve it. To help you establish an understanding of automatability, we'll go through a range of interactive activities that get you surveying a sample application. To help you improve your automatability on your project.


    Mark Winteringham
    Mark Winteringham
    Mark Winteringham is a tester, toolsmith and the Ministry of Testing OpsBoss with over 10 years experience providing testing expertise on award-winning projects across a wide range of technology sectors including BBC, Barclays, UK Government and Thomson Reuters. He is an advocate for modern risk-based testing practices and trains teams in Automation in Testing, Behaviour Driven Development and Exploratory testing techniques. He is also the co-founder of Ministry of Testing Essentials a community raising awareness of careers in testing and improving testing education. You can find him on Twitter @2bittester or at /
    Richard Bradshaw
    Richard Bradshaw
    Richard Bradshaw is an experienced tester, consultant and generally a friendly guy. He shares his passion for testing through consulting, training and giving presentation on a variety of topics related to testing. He is a fan of automation that supports testing. With over 10 years testing experience, he has a lot of insights into the world of testing and software development. Richard is a very active member of the testing community, and is currently the FriendlyBoss at The Ministry of Testing. Richard blogs at and tweets as @FriendlyTester. He is also the creator of the YouTube channel, Whiteboard Testing.

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