What is the future of testing and which roles will be most important?

  • The future of QA testing will involve more and more browser testing, as many software service choose browser as their platform.
  • QA testing on mobile device will receive more attention too.
  • In terms of testing technique, QA has developed a number of mature ways to come up with tests on a higher abstract level, e.g. BDD; I personally do not think there will be any major development in this area.
  • I personally think, more effort will be spent on evaluating existing cases’ effectiveness, e.g. who is guarding the guards? mutation testing

Which tasks cannot be automated and must be tested in a manual way?

  • Tasks that are repetitive in nature are the best candidates to be automated
  • Tasks that involve random factors (e.g. cannot be predicated) cannot be automated effectively, hence manual testing is always required.
  • Tasks that demand too much overhead to be automated will need manual testing too, e.g. a software feature that needs a fast smoke testing before it is shipped to customer this afternoon.

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