• 2. Automation architecture

 

Levels and checkpoints

The levels for Automation architecture are typified as follows:

  • Forming: Automation architecture provides abstraction(s)
  • Norming: Automation architecture provides test results and coverage
  • Performing: Automation architecture supports continuous integration and improvement

Please find the checkpoints below.

Forming
1. A high level automation architecture design is available.
2. A basic test abstraction is used in any part of the architecture.
3. All automation fits within the relevant framework(s)
Norming
1. An abstraction layer guarantees uniform read and write access to the test object .
2. Automated scripts always use a test abstraction.
3. The architecture facilitates intelligible test output.
4. Test results contain sufficient information to provide insight into the achieved coverage
Performing
1. Reusable code snippets are available for communication with(in) the automation architecture.
2. Test automation is able to run autonomous.
3. Development and automation architecture are cooperating/integrated to support continuous integration.
4. Architecture facilitates metrics such as mutation coverage, performance, code quality and bug detection.