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In the software industry, there is a constant dispute that surrounds test automation and who can be involved in the design, creation, and maintenance of it. Under various scenarios, there are different degrees of success for the team, product, and company, depending on who within the team does it. When the team uses Test-Driven Development (TDD), developers write code at the unit level to get quick feedback while the QA testers write code to verify higher-level integration layers.
Advantages of a separate test automation team:
- The team shares knowledge on updates to the framework code and review of new tools and libraries together.
- This reduces duplicate code, and most core modules are reused and shared for other tests.
- The team contributes to and uses a consolidated test automation framework.
- Team members work in isolation without daily scrum meetings and can focus entirely on automation work.
- Each team member is assigned to a scrum team, and they help each other out when automation becomes complex.
- The QA team can focus on updating and refactoring the framework to facilitate and simplify the scripting of test code.
As an automation testing services company, Codoid knows the importance of having a dedicated team that not only develops the product but is also involved in the testing process after that. It is ideal if both teams are separate, but it is also imperative that both teams are well-integrated and highly skilled to ensure that times to market and project deadlines are achieved. That’s why we believe companies should focus on their developmental process and leave testing to a test automation services company that uses advanced tools, techniques, and methodologies.