STAREAST 2022 Concurrent Session : Let's Get Serious About Test Automation | Architectural Approach


Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Let's Get Serious About Test Automation | Architectural Approach

There are many layers and aspects of software that can and should be tested automatically. Apart from testing software functionality, we can automate testing for performance, accessibility, API layer, visual layer, cross-browser and cross-platform, data, links validation, security, etc. To do all of it and to ensure that the appropriate pieces are tested with the suitable tools, on the proper infrastructure, and at the right time we need an architectural approach.

Automated testing solution is a complex system in itself, so planning, design and development of it should follow the same principles as of any other application, but typically we have to do it with substantially less resources. How do we make it possible? Let's discuss it in this presentation.


Olga Vovk is a self taught web developer who switched to a test automation career in 2015 and has fallen in love with it ever since. She is the organizer of Software Testing KC meetup, co-founder of QA Learning Center, and a passionate supporter of Women in Tech groups. She has recently graduated with an MBA in Management of Information Systems concentration. Until recently Olga was an Associate Director of Technology at VMLY&R assisting multiple agency clients with their test automation strategy, framework architecture and development needs. Currently Olga is consulting for Insight Global clients in TestOps/Test Architect/SDET roles. Among her recent clients were such companies as University of Washington, Bridgestone, Sherwin-Williams, Pfizer, ABF, NAPA, United Rentals, Wendy's, Ford, Electrolux and others. Olga is particularly interested in a holistic approach to test automation and implementing process driven solutions. In her free time Olga likes to travel, study neuroscience and modern philosophies, and bake tort cakes