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

    Automation In Testing Testability


    99 Minute Workshop


    In Automation in Testing, we believe that the road to success with automation begins with the testing context we're working in. If we have a strong testing culture then our chances of creating a successful automation strategy are increased. So before we can begin to create or improve our automation efforts, we need a strong understanding of what is working and what isn't working in our testing. But how do we do that? Enter testability. With testability, we have a way to not only quickly understand our testing context, but a means to improve it. For example, understanding the testability of our team's culture may highlight misunderstandings around testing and automation, which we could improve to increase our teams adoption of good testing/automation practices.

    To achieve this goal though, we need an understanding of what testability is, how to analyse the testability of our context and how to identify improvements. This is what we'll cover in this workshop. By the end of the workshop, you'll have a deep appreciation of how our testing context and strategy impacts our automation strategy as well as how to improve your testability to make automation that bit easier.



    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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