Introduction To Test Automation Training Course

What Is Test Automation? Learn When To Automate And When Not To Automate...


Our 1-day Introduction To Test Automation training course will provide you with a good understand of how to select the most appropriate automation tool plan, prepare and execute a test automation project.

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1 Day
£295Excl. VAT

Course Outline

Syllabus: Key points

  • Introduction to test automation.
  • When automation is appropriate and when it’s not for:
  • Test-driven development and continuous integration
  • System testing
  • Automated regression testing and selecting tests for automation.
  • User Acceptance Test
  • Creating test data.
  • Selecting the tests that are best suited to automation
  • Calculating the return on investment when automating:

Cost of tools versus ease of use

  • Skills required to use the tools
  • Estimating the cost of developing the automating tests
  • Estimating the cost of maintaining the tests
  • Looking at how often the tests will be executed
  • How to select the most appropriate tool or tools for a project.
  • Overview of some of the automation tools that are available

Practical demonstrations:

  • Selenium IDE – simple record and replay
  • Odin Axe – using an automation platform to create automated tests using keywords
  • Hands-on practical session using Selenium IDE
  • Q&A and close.


We will provide you with a good understanding of how to select the most appropriate automation tool plan, prepare and execute a test automation project.

About the Course

Using a mix of classroom presentation, instructor led discussion and individual practical exercises, this training session has been designed to provide testers with good, basic understanding of test automation.

This Introduction To Test Automation training course covers the following topics:

  • What Is Test Automation?
  • When To Automate And When Not To Automate
  • Automation Approaches Including Frameworks, Platform Tools And Simple Record And Replay
  • Demonstration Of Some Of The Tools That Are Available

Who Should Attend

Our Introduction To Test Automation training course is principally aimed at Test Practitioners who would like to understand more about automation tools and techniques before deciding on a test tool and embarking on an automation project.

Materials Provided

  • Full Materials
  • Refreshments
  • Highly Skilled and Knowledgeable Tutors

Organisational Benefits

Automated Software Testing Saves Time And Money

Software Tests have to be repeated often during development cycles to ensure quality. Every time source code is modified software tests should be repeated. For each release of the software it may be tested on all support operating systems and hardware configurations. Manually repeating these tests is costly and time consuming. Once created, automated tests can be run over and over again at no additional cost and they are much faster than manual tests. Automated software testing can reduce the time to run repetitive test from days to hours. A time saving that translates directly into cost savings.

Vastly Increases Your Test Coverage

Automated software testing can increase the depth and scope of tests to help improve software quality. Lengthy tests that are often avoided during manual testing can be unattended. They even be run on multiple computers with different configurations. Automated software testing can look inside an application and see memory contents, data tables, file contents and internal program states to determine if the product is behaving as expected.

Testing Improve Accuracy

Even the most conscientious tester will make mistakes during monotonous manual testing. Automated tests perform the steps precisely every time they are executed and never forget to record detailed results. Testers freed from repetitive manual tests have more time to create new automated software tests and deals with complex features.

Automation Does What Manual Testing Cannot

Even the largest software and QA departments cannot perform a controlled web application test with thousands of users. Automated testing can simulate tens, hundreds or thousands of virtual users interacting with a network, software and web applications.

Individual Benefits

  • Increased Job Satisfaction And Morale
  • Increased Motivation
  • Increased Efficiencies In Processes, Resulting In Financial Gain
  • Increased Capacity To Adopt New Technologies And Methods
  • Increased Innovation In Strategies And Products
  • Existing Knowledge Can Be Enhanced Or Updated
  • Weakness Can Be Addressed Or Mechanisms Put In Place To Compensate


You should have at least 12 month's experience of system testing. Some experience of writing code in a language such as Java or C++ would be useful, but isn't essential.


There is no prereading associated with this training course.

Exam Overview

There is no formal examination or qualification associated with this Introduction To Test Automation training session.

Exam Type

No Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

There are no Professional Qualification Credits that can be gained from the Introduction To Test Automation training course.


There is no formal examination or qualification associated with our Introduction To Test Automation

Next Steps

Our 2-day iSQI® Certified Mobile App Professional Tester training course provides you with an excellent introduce on and understanding of Mobile Application Testing using relevant exercises and examples to reinforce skills and knowledge. Whilst not a requisite, it extends the broad understanding of testing acquired at ISTQB Foundation Level and covers those topics which are considered to be essential knowledge for a test professional working on Mobile Apps. A Certified iSQI® CMAP Tester should work effectively within a mobile application team and environment.


Automated Software Testing is considered critical for big software development organisations and our Introduction To Test Automation training course has been designed to provide you with good, basic understanding of test automation.

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