Note: we are talking about automating system level tests, not unit tests.
Here are some questions to get you started looking for the issues you may be encountering:
- Are you dissatisfied with your current automation? Did you try automation and it didn't work and is now abandoned, or it just isn't giving you the benefits you had wanted and expected. In this case you want to Improve or revive test automation.
- Are you just starting with automation and have never done it before? Look at the issue NO PREVIOUS TEST AUTOMATION.
- Are you joining a test automation team and have no experience in test automation? Look at the issue LIMITED EXPERIENCE for suggestions on how to catch up fast.
- Do you already know what your specific issues are? If so, you can go straight to the relevant issue(s) from the Test Automation Issues.
- If the first option you try doesn't seem to fit your situation, come back to this page and try another.
- If in your company there are different teams working with automation, let each do the diagnostic first by themselves. If the issues they wind up with differ substantially you should then look up the issue LOCALISED REGIMES because that’s a sign that each team is working completely independently from the others, there is no sharing of know-how, methods, standards etc.
Note: Diagnostic pages have titles in "Sentence" case (first letter capitalised, then lower case), ISSUES and PATTERNS have titles in UPPER CASE.
(Let us know if there is a question we should be asking at any point that would be more relevant to you than the ones we already have - thanks. See Feedback page for reporting this or other feedback.)