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Issue summary
Testers aren’t able to write automation test cases if they are not adept with the automation tools.

Category
Process

Examples
  1. Testers are interested in testing and not all testers want to learn the scripting languages of different automation tools. On the other hand automators aren't necessarily well aquainted with the application, so there are often communication problems.
  2. Testers can prepare test cases from the requirements and can therefore start even before the application has been developed. Automators must usually wait for at least a rudimentary GUI.

Resolving Patterns
Most recommended:
  • DOMAIN-DRIVEN TESTING: Apply this pattern to get rid of this issue for sure. It helps you find the best architecture when the testers cannot also be automators
  • OBJECT MAP: This pattern is useful even if you don't implement DOMAIN-DRIVEN TESTING because it forces the development of more readable scripts

Other useful patterns:
  • KEYWORD-DRIVEN TESTING: This pattern is widely used already, so it will be not only easy to apply for your testers, but you will also find it easier to find automators able to implement it
  • SHARE INFORMATION: If you have issues like Example 1. this is the pattern for you!
  • TEST AUTOMATION FRAMEWORK: If you plan to implement DOMAIN-DRIVEN TESTING you will need this pattern too. Even if you don't, this pattern can make it easier for testers to use and help implement the automation


The NON-TECHNICAL-TESTERS Mind Map shows how the resolving patterns relate to other patterns.

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