STARWEST 2018 Concurrent Session : An Innovative Test Automation Approach without Making Test Cases


Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

An Innovative Test Automation Approach without Making Test Cases

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Does test automation need traditional test cases? Mehmet Duran says no. Using the open source tool TESTAR, he devised an innovative approach to automated testing. Join Mehmet as he shares the research he conducted to solve this challenge and how he confirmed his findings by comparing test approaches using a new framework with the quality attributes of learnability and usability. Mehmet will also describe he worked with Hatim Chahim of Prorail on a real-world railroad project to try out his theory. After applying the framework, results showed that within this setting, the test automation tool used was able to detect more faults and had higher functional test coverage than the manual test approach. Attend this session to learn more about this innovative approach and how it performed under real-world test conditions.


Mehmet Duran is a Senior Consultant working at one of the largest IT companies, Capgemini. He has gained experience as a Test Automation Architect, Agile Manager and Project Leader. He offers experienced-based QA and test tooling service which improves the software quality within organizations. At one of his customers in the railway sector he has implemented test automation within a complex IT landscape. As a Senior Consultant, he is focused on implementing innovative solutions around the QA. Mehmet also offers training, and consulting services helping clients evolve their business processes and make it more efficient.


Hatim Chahim is an experienced program (test) manager, agile project manager and senior advisor test tooling with more than thirteen years’ experience in IT industry and is currently working at ProRail. He has worked at the largest IT companies such as Capgemini and Accenture. Within ProRail, Hatim is responsible for managing large test teams at program level. At the program level, Hatim has developed test policies for test automation. Hatim has worked diligently to improve the test approach within the rail sector, making it both more accessible and functional. He is a leader in software and systems testing. He also gives training and consulting services about test automation tools.