How SDETs & QEs Can Step Up and Empower Their Dev Teams
Test automation and ensuring quality are traditionally the responsibilities that fall under QEs and SDETs – the PO defines & scopes the capability and business value, the developers create the feature, and then SDETs create the test automation and perform comprehensive testing to ensure high quality. Nowadays, this approach has become agile and iterative, but it mostly stayed the same - the SDET or QE usually carries most of the weight when it comes to testing and ensuring quality. It is now time to evolve the role that SDETs and QEs play to become that who empowers the team from beginning to end of development, and not merely participate in test automation and testing at certain parts of the SDLC. In this talk, I will present simple actions QEs and SDETs can make to engage the developers into quality-related activities, testing and writing test automation. Aside from empowering their teams to be quality-focused, this will elevate the role the SDETs & QEs play in the teams.