As part of our work on creating a modern, open-source automation curriculum, we want to hear the thoughts of the testing community on the results of our jobs analysis. 

This week we're focussing on creating an automation strategy.

During this event, we will analyse the steps an Automator takes when creating an automation strategy.

We'll be looking to learn:

  • What steps you need to take to create an automation strategy.
  • What skills and knowledge you need to work out a strategy.
  • How frequently you create or review a strategy.
  • How important or difficult is it to create a strategy etc.

All this information will be integral in deciding what content ends up in the curriculum and in ensuring we create content that supports the next generation of automation engineers.

So if you are someone who works in the automation space, please join us to share how you work in your team and help us create the future of training in testing.

What Happened

Select a session to learn more about it.

  • Mark Winteringham
  • Richard Bradshaw
  • How Do You Create an Automation Strategy?
    Mark Winteringham, Richard Bradshaw
    Community Thoughts

    How Do You Create an Automation Strategy?


    Community Thoughts


    Join us for a group discussion on how to create an automation strategy.


    • Analyse the steps needed to create an automation strategy
    • Evaluate the difficulty of creating an automation strategy
    • Share common pitfalls or misconceptions when creating a test strategy
    • Share useful learning resources


    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.