Software test automation in an agile software development team

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Helsinki University of Technology | Diplomityö
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Date
2007
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Tietojenkäsittelyoppi
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T-76
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en
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77
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The increased importance of software creates high requirements for software quality. The increased maturity of software development methods drives testing to find new solutions to fulfil the requirements. Traditional manual testing methods do not ensure good quality and an appropriate software product. Advanced testing techniques such as test automation could be used to improve the testing process. This thesis studies how test automation could be used to improve the testing process in an agile software development team. The research focuses on the identification of the test automation needs, constructing a solution, and validating the model qualities. A test automation model based on the results of this research is introduced. The implemented test automation model could be used by small and medium-sized software development teams. The implemented test automation solution uses four different test automation tools to cover the requirements of the testing levels. The solution was validated with static and dynamic methods. Test automation provided an effective code review, automated regression testing and widened the scape of testing. The test automation model that is presented provides a comprehensive test automation solution based on freely available open source tools.
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Männistö, Tomi
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Piirainen, Anssi
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test automation, testiautomaatio, software testing, ohjelmistotestaus, test automation model, testiautomaatiomalli, agile testing, ketterä testaus
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