Can I write automated tests if I’m not a QA?
Jun 30, 2023
Yes, you can write automated tests even if you're not a Quality Assurance (QA) professional, using codeless and low-code automation tools.
Imagine a milkman who, by some curious twist of fate, finds himself behind the wheel of a sleek, powerful racing car. Sure, he's not a professional race car driver, but the car has been designed with intuitive controls and a smart, assisted system that guides even a novice driver.
He might be used to delivering milk on a bike, but now, he finds himself maneuvering the curves, accelerating on the straightaways, guided by this intelligent system.
Writing automated tests as a non-QA is just like this - you don't need to be a professional tester, as long as you have the right tools at your disposal.
In the world of software testing, automation tools have evolved significantly over the years. Today, we have a plethora of codeless and low-code automation tools that enable non-QA professionals to create automated tests.
These tools typically offer a user-friendly interface, drag-and-drop features, and built-in functionalities that make the task of writing automated tests as simple as creating a flowchart or a spreadsheet. You do not need to have an extensive background in programming or QA to leverage these tools effectively.
Furthermore, while championing the role of manual testers or user behavior testers, it's crucial to remember that they can also play a vital role in test automation. They have a thorough understanding of user behavior and can use this knowledge to create more meaningful and effective test cases, which can then be automated using low-code or codeless tools.
This hybrid approach of manual testing and automation helps increase the speed and reliability of the testing process. Thus, no matter your background, you can contribute significantly to test automation with the right tools and approach.