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?



  • 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?


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