Who should do the automation test?
I don't want to bring any argument. Just want to know who should do the automation test.
I heard from somebody that automation is a dev activity should own by developers. But I should 100% think this is the tester's duty, because of the purpose is testing.
Like a singer, his or her tool may be guitar for the show.
So, how do you think?
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I think we have two types of testers:
- Manual Testers (Write test cases, run manual test-suites, Processes, etc)
- Software Test Engineers (Developers who only write automated test suites)
Personally I think you should have focus on one or the other. Its very hard to combine both into a single person and therefor manual testers should not do test automation. If in a team this means the developers write all the automated test so be it.
Also see my answer to this question: Suite of automated tests - owned by devs or testers?