What are the Test Automation Trends to be followed in 2016?
Suggest some of the software test automation trends, which is to be followed this year for more efficient as well as effective software testing.
Some trends I think we'll see,
Headless testing - I think we'll continue to see more headless testing. We'll see it in 2 ways, 1st in API testing, and 2nd in headless browsers.
Security - We'll probably see increased need for security testing as part of every release. We'll probably see interesting workflows such as running traditional automated tests through an attack proxy so it records all the requests while the automated tests are running, then after the automated tests, it starts running vulnerability tests against all the recorded endpoints it recorded.
Process Integration - more and more of the dev workflow will be driven off of CI. Tests today are running off CI at many organizations, but it's been a manual process filing bug reports, reporting status on builds. As more get automated, we will make more of the annoying manual go between steps more automated.
Code analysis drive testing - Today, either a dev or a test lead will say which regression cases you need to run etc... (that's not already automated). The move is get better code analytics and be predictive of likely problem areas so regression can be focused and releases can happen earlier.
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