In an automation training program I put together, introduced folks to learn about risk based testing.
While there is a lot that can be said about it, here are two main types of risk assessments:
Inside out risks:
– Look at how different components across your tech stack interact with each other
– Walk through the control structure (#STPA could be good tool) and highlight risks
Outside in risks:
– How your customer sees your application, from the outside in, the behavior of the application
– This is what usually testers are more focused on
It’s important for automation engineers to be good testers first, and therefore practice ‘testing well’
I am also perturbed when testers are unwilling to do ‘inside out’ risk assessment, IMHO mostly that’s due to lack of willingness to get into technical details.
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Risk based testing: https://www.satisfice.com/download/heuristic-risk-based-software-testing