The future of test automation

Can automation replace the requirement for manual testing? Can a software engineer essentially replace the role of test analyst? How will the new generation of AI automation tools impact the role of the automation test engineer?

This presentation focuses on the questions automation cannot easily answer, discussing where and when to automate, and looking at how manual and automated testing can co-exist together, both adding value. We also examine how testing best practice is more important than ever in test automation, in order to maximise return on investment and minimise overhead. Finally we look at the growing number of AI based automation tools on the market and look at whether the role of automation engineer could be impacted by these tools.