Test Manager

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The most important thing to learn about test automation is the difference between managing testing and test automation

A test manager is responsible for:
  • the master test plan
  • defining standards and processes
  • developing the specific test plans and having them performed
  • giving information about the test status (how many tests have been executed? how many bugs have been found (and how serious)? how many have been corrected (or not)? how much time and resources are needed? etc.)
  • helping decide if the application is ready for release
  • recruiting and training testers

A test manager in charge of test automation is also responsible for: