STARWEST 2024 Concurrent Session : Riding the Hybrid Car—Our Continuous Test Automation Journey


Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Riding the Hybrid Car—Our Continuous Test Automation Journey

This talk will provide a glimpse into how continuous test pipelines co-exist and integrate with strategic low code test automation tools. Multiple testing teams, each owning distinct applications, are faced with the task of testing their own product as well as the interactions and behaviors with each other. Tight schedules and the challenge of finding the right skill set can be solved with the use of low code SAAS test automation tools. In this talk, Shai Srinivasan will share some of the challenges she and her team faced—how do these tools integrate with the enterprise's testing process and infrastructure? How do the SaaS low code tools co-exist with the other moving parts of test automation and interact with internal testing artifacts? Shai will be using a case study that will showcase one of her large application team implementations, its original state, and look at the impact analysis including saved manual hours and efficiency impact that was felt once the new testing process was put in place. Shai will also talk about the challenges faced in integrating the existing process with the new tools and processes.

Markel Insurance

Shai Srinivasan manages the Centre of Test Enablement at Markel (Insurance) as part of Enterprise Cloud/DevOps. With a goal to integrate Continuous Testing into the DevOps lifecycle and achieve optimized automation in testing, Shai is passionate about integrating the testing process into the fabric of the entire organization. She is a champion of the application of behavioral driven development in the enterprise, from requirement analysis to release. Shai has also recently taken interest in researching low code test automation tools for eliminating effort on certain repeatable automation stories