Community Thoughts - What Does Someone in Automation Do?

Help us analyse the tasks SDETs or Automators carry out as part of their role

As part of our work on creating an authentic, open-source SDET curriculum, we want to hear from the testing community once again. 

During this event, we will analyse all the tasks an SDET is responsible for as identified by the community.

We'll be looking to learn:

  • What steps you need to take to complete each task?
  • What skills and knowledge you need to complete each task?
  • How frequently do you complete them?
  • How important or difficult are they? etc.

All this information will be integral in deciding what content ends up in the curriculum and in creating content that supports the next generation of SDETs in fulfilling their roles.

So if you are someone who works in the automation space, please join us to share with us what you're responsible for doing in your team and help us create the future of training in testing.

What Happened

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  • Richard Bradshaw
  • Mark Winteringham
  • What does someone in automation do?
    Richard Bradshaw, Mark Winteringham
    Community Thoughts

    What does someone in automation do?


    Community Thoughts


    Join us for a group discussion to analyse the common tasks Automators / SDETS are responsible for in their roles.


    • List the range of tasks an automator is responsible for
    • Analyse tasks an automator is responsible for


    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.
    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 /