What are the biggest challenges you face working in test automation?
In test automation, we try and balance testing and development. We not only offer software for automated testing, but also interfaces that allow manual testers to build automation solutions with our tools without having to develop them themselves. It’s quite tricky to try and strike a balance that works for both us as developers and the manual testers who do not have development experience. It is also a challenge keeping up to speed with the all the different technologies, if only in terms of all the smartphones and browsers we deal with. If you want to automate something, then you need to get to grips with the underlying technology first. As a matter of fact, we are classic full stack developers who are capable of doing everything. After all, test automation is an all-rounder job. We can’t rest on our laurels. For us as computing nerds, this is challenging and exciting at the same time because we’re always learning new things.