Visual Testing as an Aid to Functional Testing
In a previous blog post of mine, Embracing Agility: A Practical Approach for Software Testers, I discussed how an agile team changes the role of the software tester. Instead of being a gatekeeper that tests the product after it is developed, the software tester is part of the development process.
I also described how the shift-left movement enables the software tester to concentrate on the more interesting tests and leave the boring tests (“this form field can only accept email addresses”) to the software developer. But those interesting tests, at least the ones we decided to automate, need to be written and written quickly.