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Locution: Grading Your Selenium Tests

Feb 24th

10:00 – 10:45

Stage A


45 minutes


Are your tests objectively bad? Do your tests fail for no good reason? Do you get qualitative analysis of your test suite after every run? Join Marcus Merrell as he presents a new test analytics service developed with Selenium guru Dave Haeffner. This service attaches itself to your test framework, and passively sends data and analytics about your tests’ behavior to a web service. Once your tests have finished their run, a report gives you an overall assessment of the stability, reusability, and overall health: it gives you a grade.

This talk will step through the core tenets of good test and page object design, locators, and a repeatable and quantitative approach for assessing your test code. When you’re done, you’ll be able to see how your tests and page objects stack up, and what changes are needed to help them stand the test of time.

This talk was composed with the permission and cooperation of Dave Haeffner.

Marcus Merrell

Marcus Merrell

Web Platform Manager at RetailMeNot, inc., USA

Marcus has been in QA-related jobs since 2001, starting with Web Service testing and taking on UI testing using QTP and then Selenium. In the last few years, however, he’s broken into the world of feature-driven software development as an Engineering Manager at RetailMeNot, inc. He’s an avid piano player, plays bass for the RetailMeNot house band the WailSharks, and enjoys life in Austin, TX with his wife and two crazy boys.