Functional testing: Numbers vs Coverage


Functional test automation.  It’s not entirely about the numbers, but rather the value and coverage of the test you create.

Push left. Cover more in unit/integration tests and less on the UI. Try not to look at this as it takes away from you as a tester’ but rather enhances your ability, exposure and experience.

Its difficult to decide which tests to push left you say?

Yes, I can definitely agree with that. I was hard for me too.

I’ve learnt that this difficulty comes strong at first but when this is a practice we bake into our planning sessions, this becomes easier with time. Communication is the most important influence here. The results of which will lend to a “Team Test Approach” or “Quality mindful team”.




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