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TESTFEST UK

11TH & 12TH MARCH

SUCCESSFULLY CONDUCTED!

PRESENTS

TESTFEST UK

11TH & 12TH MARCH

SUCCESSFULLY CONDUCTED!

Thank you for making it a huge success!

Thank You all for your participation at TESTFEST UK 2021. These two days were filled with interesting sessions that were  full of insights, visions, explorations, and exploring the latest trends, innovations, challenges, and future of Automation Testing. We want to extend our gratitude to the keen delegates and wonderful speakers who helped us make this event a great memory and a warm experience.

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WHAT IS

TESTFEST?

After successfully executing TestCon globally in India, Singapore, Australia, Philippines, UK, and TestCon 2020 & TestFest USA virtually this year, Clavent is coming up with TestFest UK powered by Innominds.

The TestFest is a series of software testing mini conferences coming up in UK, South Africa, Australia, Philippines, Brazil, Singapore & India with 8 hours of live amazing sessions distributed over 2 days, so you get time to sink into the learnings and reflect upon it without much affecting your work schedule. The first version was successfully executed in USA on 10-11 December 2020 followed by the UK event on 11-12 March 2021. Take a look here.

The TestFest will bring together hundreds of experienced like-minded people, who seek to improve their skills to fit new market requirements and stay tuned with the latest trends! The summit will provide an excellent platform to keep up-to-date with the latest industry trends, exchange experiences, discuss and deliberate ideas and benefit from networking opportunities.

So join us to network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your network in a beautiful virtual atmosphere investing just 4 hours from your schedule each day.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS!

  • New connections and networking
  • New trends in Testing world
  • Approaches and tools
  • Global Speakers
  • Panel Discussion
  • Amazing Content
  • Interactive Q & A
  • Practical cases

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

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Maryam Umar

Head of Quality - Thought Machine

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Sai Chintala

President, Quality Engineering and Devops- Innominds

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Larissa Rosochansky

Senior Manager, QA and Digital Transformation - CI&T

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David Burns

Head of Open Source - BrowserStack

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Laveena Ramchandani

Senior Test Consultant - Deloitte UK

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Sairam Vedam

Chief Marketing Officer - Innominds

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Dmytro Shpakovskyi

Author - Modern Web Testing with TestCafe

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Jonathon Wright

CTO - Digital Assured

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Corina Pip

Senior Test Automation Engineer - Sage Intacct

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Viv Richards

Lead QA Consultant - Rubber Duck Consulting

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Brijesh Deb

Test Consultant - Beround and Enabler - The Test Chat

Boby Jose

Boby Jose

Senior Test Manager - Capgemini UK PLC

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Sonali Das

Test Automation Associate Manager - Accenture

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Sundaresan K.

Test Architect - IBM

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Chris Armstrong

QA Strategist - Provar Testing

AGENDA

DAY 1 (GMT)
March 11, 2021
10:00 am - 10:05 am

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

10:05 am - 10:35 am

Autonomous Testing Assures Software Quality for the Modern Era

Sai Chintala
Sairam Vedam

Why Autonomous Testing with Self-Healing and Self-Learning is the Future of Quality Engineering “By the end of 2025, 30% of organizations will have implemented an autonomous automation strategy and will outperform competitors in quality and customer experience satisfaction metrics.” -Gartner.

In a highly competitive business, just having a continuous testing environment may not be adequate to deliver high quality applications at the market-dictated velocity. With advances in AI, ML, analytics and intelligent automation, testing organizations are abandoning scripted testing and adopting autonomous testing to enable quality across a continuous testing pipeline with zero human intervention.

Autonomous testing can be deployed across SDLC, to exponentially accelerate time-to-market ensuring both Shift Left and Shift Right paradigm, resulting in improved allocation of testing resources and reduced costs.

Adding AI and ML components to testing make it possible to introduce ‘self-learning’, ‘self-adapting’, and ‘self-healing’ features which ensure that test scripts are automatically healed and executed without any failure, even when the UI of the application under test has changed. This automated self-healing of the test scripts enables truly touchless testing environment.

Adding a layer of analytics to AI enabled QE frameworks will allow enterprises to get critical insights from test data. Therefore, shifting to AI-driven autonomous frameworks will be the future of next-generation quality engineering.

Join the session by Sairam Vedam, CMO, Innominds and Sai Chintala, President, QE & DevOps, Innominds, for a deep dive into the world of AI-led autonomous testing and discover:
 The importance of autonomous testing and how it ensures software quality
 How and where to use autonomous testing to remove testing bottlenecks
 How to build autonomous testing capabilities
 The most trending testing tools and platforms including AI-driven iHarmonyTM that accelerates testing 100x faster.

10:40 am - 11:10 am

The Automate Everything Fallacy: how convince otherwise?

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Larissa Rosochansky

Everyone who knows about testing knows that it is just not possible to have hundreds and hundreds of End to End automated tests, and keep that base bigger and bigger, only because “the more the merrier”. But business usually doesn't understand about tests, and usually they are frozen in time, and believe that automate everything is the best practice. How can you, as an Agile Quality Engineering convince them otherwise?

In this talk, Larissa will talk about the Automate Everything Fallacy, discuss why this was not practical 10 years ago and is even more impossible nowadays and explain some strategies and studies that can be used to showcase that the absolute need is to automate the unit, integration and component tests, to run every commit, every merge, and to have a lean regression End to End suite. After showcasing some compelling reasons, Larissa will also discuss the imperative need to still have some manual testing, even exploratory, to ensure acceptance criteria is met.

After this talk, the audience will be able to understand why Automate Everything is a fallacy and have some hard facts and explanations to showcase the argument of having strong automation, but not only as End to End tests.

Key Takeaways
Understand the automate everything fallacy
Why focus on unit, component and integration automation tests.
Understand what the studies talk about automation, and use it as hard facts.

11:15 am - 11:45 am

(Some of the) Worst mistakes you can make in automation

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Corina Pip

Automation has become a must in many projects. We dream of having automation based CI/CD pipelines that run smoothly, without any manual intervention. But sometimes our automation turns out not to be that great tool we wanted. Many mistakes are being made as the project evolves and grows. Some automation projects get abandoned simply because they are unusable after a few years. They are not scalable, they are not suitable for new needs, and nobody really knows what’s in there.
What are the worst mistakes you can make when working on an automation project? How can you avoid them? And how can you avoid the need of creating an entirely new framework months after creating the initial one? Join me as i share my lessons learned on this topic.
Key Takeaways
Having worked on a lot of varied projects, i will present tips and advice on how to approach automation, how to perform it in a reliable way and how to become successful with it.

11:50 am - 12:20 pm

Networking Break

12:25 pm - 12:55 pm

The Joys of Managing Engineering Teams

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Maryam Umar

Becoming a manager of an engineering team is a daunting task. Most of us love to write code and as we get better, we are asked to start managing teams.

My journey has been a little bit different. I came into team management by choice. In this talk, I will share some of the mistakes I have made as a mid-level manager and provide some tools for overcoming problems. Balancing personal learning as well as growing a team are difficult tasks expected from a new manager. I will be sharing my journey as I learnt to navigate through this extremely rewarding role in my professional life with multiple anecdotes to help everyone on this arduous ask.

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The concept of maximum maintainability in test automation

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Dmytro Shpakovskyi

I will share my vision on how to keep test automation scalable and maintainable on a long run.
Key Takeaways
- Test automation frameworks history
- Common problems in setting up testing frameworks
- How to simplify your tests
- How to achieve maximum maintainability

1:35 pm - 2:05 pm

Hyper Automation – Model Based Testing 2.0

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Jonathon Wright

In the digital reality, technology is no longer just the enabler and it is what it is to be human, the ability to continuously learn and evolve. The approaches and techniques that worked yesterday, may no longer be the optimum approach for the future. Historically, human processes have been based on linear, sequential activities highly suitable to be replaced by digital engineering practices such as Intelligent Automation (IA), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning (DL). However, robots are no longer mimicking human behaviours, but far surpassing our greatest expectations, traditional hardware and software are now becoming independent self-aware intelligent entities as they continue to journey towards the Singularity. Organisations are investing in adopting cognitive services, these intelligent algorithms to understand and interpret your business needs through natural languages are help drive omni-channel delivery that are extremely responsive to customer sentiment. Blurring the boundaries Hyper Automation becoming ever more prevalent and resilient in the face of unpredictable failure modes, whilst still being able to process huge amounts of unstructured data, embarking onto this third wave of artificial intelligence and the art of solution thinking.

2:05 pm - 2:10 pm

Day 1 - Wrap Up

DAY 2 (GMT)
March 12, 2021
10:00 am - 10:05 am

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION

10:05 am - 10:35 am

Beyond WebDriver!

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David Burns

David describes how Webdriver is shifting to a new bi-directional communication model which allows it to evolve and adapt, as well as offer new capabilities to testers. Learn about a new world of possibilities, one where you can maintain your old tests and upgrade them to new features as they become available.
Key Takeaways
* New Features being added to Selenium 4 and beyond!
* Use Cases for the future
* Problems that can still arise and how we can handle them!

10:40 am - 11:10 am

Testing a Data Science Model

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Laveena Ramchandani

Some background of what a data science model is, and how data plays a role in these models. Understand from vast amounts of data.
-structured data
-unstructured data
-metadata
-semi-structured data
2- Understand data pipelines

3-Importance of pairing -Follow a SDLC process which may require a bit more of exploratory testing and investigation, therefore pairing with data scientist is a good way of working and understanding the model

4-Pre-testing thoughts: is the model custom made/ off the shelf?
How as a team are, we training our own model to behave?
What is my input and what’s my output?
Am I experiencing the right behaviour? (models do contain some element of randomness so how we will make sure what’s acceptable when testing the results?)

5-As testers we expect input + model that uses predictive analytics = output example 5+3 = 8 but for data scientists 5+3= 8 is not always 8 but 8.1,.8.001,.8.5 in simple words stochastic, so how will we bring processes and strategies to make sure we capture the right output results and the consumers still benefit from this? In a nutshell, making sure the model’s quality is good and we have the confidence in what we provide to consumers.

6-Test the areas we are certain about the behaviour and those areas uncertain about have some bounds around averages - expectations set

7-Exploratory testing and looking for edge cases, regression testing to see that new features are not breaking baseline results

8-Understanding what tests to perform: what is an acceptable test for the model?
Have we found anomalies? (results too off the threshold?)
How do we know what we produced as results is the right result?
How accurate are my results from the model?
What is an acceptable deviation?

9-I will give away tips that helped me and could help testers who want to explore testing models and making sure the quality of a model is providing the team enough confidence and helping a business

10- Post testing – Have we got a good understanding of what the model has provided? Are the predictive analytics working as expected? Does the shape of my data looks as expected? (testing the outputs will explain if the values are of the right type from the data input stage)
Key Takeaways
Takeaways:
Have a better understanding of what data science is.
Know how we can test models.
Know what existing skills we already have that we can apply in a data science team.
Leave with resources to help our teams’ better structure itself to have confidence in the data produced.

11:15 am - 11:45 am

8 biases that drive misconceptions in Testing

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Brijesh Deb

As social beings  we are subjected to opinions and opinions vary from person to person. With almost  8 billion people on the planet having different opinions. A lot of our opinions are shrouded by biases. testing is essentially a social skill. A skill that requires communication and collaboration more than anything else. 
Now imagine if social skills are being driven by biases. Would one then be talking about the things the way they should? Biases feed into opinions and these opinions in turn feed into misconceptions. Testing is full of such misconceptions. This talk looks at 8 such misconceptions and the biases behind them and focuses on getting past those misconceptions.

11:50 am - 12:20 pm

Networking Break

Panel Discussion - Automation pyramid: Relevant today?

Chris Armstrong
Sundaresan K. (Moderator)
Sonali Das
Boby Jose
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Laveena Ramchandani
1:10 pm - 1:25 pm

Q&A

1:25 pm - 2:00 pm

Refactoring Legacy Tests

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Viv Richards

Test code is an important artifact and as such should be treated like an applications code. This is especially true in a CI (Continous Integration) / CD (Continous Deployment) environment because these environments rely on the feedback from automated tests for the lifetime of the application. This means unmaintainable, unscalable test code impacts the application as much as the production code.



Sometimes there might be a need for you to refactor existing tests where you’ve not been involved in the creation or maintenance of these and so your understanding of their implementation and/or original intention might be quite minimal. So where should you start? How can you begin to make the code cleaner, easier to maintain, and read by applying principles like DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) and KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid)?



During this session we will be looking at an existing UI test suite, identifying what needs to be changed and why refactoring one test at a time.

2:00 pm - 2:05 pm

Day 2 - Wrap Up

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