Challenges and Trends in Test Automation - The Testing Planet News - Episode 01

18th April 2024
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Talk Description

In the inaugural episode of The Testing Planet, Simon Tomes hosts a panel of testing experts reporting from different locations worldwide. The panel discusses recent developments and challenges in the testing community, with a focus on test automation. 

They delve into topics such as AI-driven testing, justifying the cost of automation, the importance of continuous learning, and the evolving landscape of testability. 

Throughout their discussions, they offer valuable insights and observations on the current trends and future directions of test automation.

What you’ll learn

By the end of this talk, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the latest trends and challenges in test automation
  • Gain insights into the significance of continuous learning and upskilling in navigating the evolving landscape of testing
  • Recognize the critical role of testability in ensuring the success and maintainability of automated testing efforts, and learn strategies for enhancing testability within testing teams and projects
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Simon Tomes

Community Team

Simon works in the community team at Ministry of Testing and his pronouns are he/him. Currently learning to be a better community enabler, he has a passion for all things testing with a career in various testing roles since 2003. He particularly enjoys promoting and sharing the value of exploratory testing.
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Rosie Sherry


Founder and CEO of Ministry of Testing
Ashutosh Mishra's profile'

Ashutosh Mishra


I am a tester originally from India who moved to Germany in 2022. Testing gives me the scope to play Sherlock with the software – observing and finding anomalies in the most unexpected of places, while I get to blend my childhood fascination with Technology and detectives.Throughout the span of my career of over 9 years as a tester in Software industry, I have worked in multinational companies, as well as in startups.
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Nataliia Burmei

Senior Test Engineer

I am Nataliia, a Test Engineer who loves travelling, books, learning new languages and sometimes writes on the side. I also love to discover how things work and why they work the way they do. I am a curious person. I have been in testing world for a very long time. I am a self taught engineer who never stops learning. I have worked on many projects and with different people, I truly love building things from scratch, but also keen for a good refactor challenge. I always loved working with backend part of applications, I like to be at the core of the application. Testing and work is only one part of my life. Another big part of it is my family, travelling, friends, books and theatre. I love spending my energy while running outdoors and a good cup of morning coffee makes me very happy.
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