Depending on the industry, product context, release context, complexity, and recoverability, your test plan varies.
Here is a general timeline of a Software Tester-
- Understanding a specific story : 1 min to 10 days
- Setting up an environment: 1 day to 30 days
- Planning test coverage: 1 day to 5 days
- Prep before test: 1 hour to 3 days
- Running of /a/ test: 1 min to 10 minutes
- Running a set of checks / tests: 1 hour to 5 days
- Recognizing a bug: 1 second
- Investigating it : 5 min to 1 day
- Reporting it: 10 min to 30 min
What would you like to automate here?
- Automate what is done repetitively?
- Automate what breaks often?
- Automate what is painful to do even if it is one time?
- Automate repetition of checks?
Most people automate checks.
Many testers know – testing and finding the bug is where the fun is. So, instead of automating what is fun – automate what is preventing more fun in life.
Bugasura is aimed at providing more time to people who find bugs by automating bug reporting.
What are you building to automate other areas? Or are you automating the checks that keep breaking anyway?
Automation needs re-inventing in testing.
Most people are busy finding jobs and not solving problems.
Build tools. Automate things no one ever bothered to. Life will change.