Web Test Automation: Insights from the Grey Literature

Filippo Ricca, Andrea Stocco

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Abstract

This paper provides the results of a survey of the grey literature concerning best practices for end-to-end web test automation. We analyzed more than 2,400 sources (e.g., blog posts, white-papers, user manuals, GitHub repositories) looking for guidelines by IT professionals on how to develop and maintain web test code. Ultimately, we filtered 142 relevant documents from which we extracted a taxonomy of guidelines divided into technical tips (i.e., concerning the development, maintenance, and execution of web tests), and business-level tips (i.e, concerning the planning and management of testing teams, design, and process). The paper concludes by distilling the ten most cited best practices for developing good quality automated web tests.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSOFSEM 2021
Subtitle of host publicationTheory and Practice of Computer Science - 47th International Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science, SOFSEM 2021, Proceedings
EditorsTomáš Bureš, Riccardo Dondi, Johann Gamper, Giovanna Guerrini, Tomasz Jurdzinski, Claus Pahl, Florian Sikora, Prudence W. Wong
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages472-485
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783030677305
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event47th International Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science, SOFSEM 2021 - Bolzano-Bozen, Italy
Duration: 25 Jan 202129 Jan 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12607 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference47th International Conference on Current Trends in Theory and Practice of Computer Science, SOFSEM 2021
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityBolzano-Bozen
Period25/01/2129/01/21

Keywords

  • Best practices
  • Grey literature
  • Web test automation

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