Unable to E2E Automated Testing Most User Stories? You Haven’t Tried Hard Enough. Part 1

The reason is simply a lack of capability. Good news: Motivated QA engineers can learn.

Zhimin Zhan
6 min readSep 16, 2023

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The article aims to address a frequently asked question, much like the one I received earlier this morning:

A reader’s comment on my article, “Why I don’t use Test Management Tools at all?

Firstly, “does not make sense to automate every test scenario” is a correct but meaningless statement. There is no such thing as 100% coverage in testing, even with an unlimited budget (such as moon-landing by NASA, No, there was still a limit). So, like most of the tasks we do in life, there is always cost consideration. But for Web E2E Test automation, I can confirm that most user stories (for web apps) can be automated tested at low cost while yielding great benefits.

When developing my apps, I think this way. I cover every user story with automated UI tests (in raw Selenium WebDriver), and run them (the whole suite) as regression testing. This will detect many regression errors (which is very true). If all tests pass (in a CT server), I immediately push the new build to production.

I managed to achieve that for all my…

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Zhimin Zhan

Test automation & CT coach, author, speaker and award-winning software developer. Help teams succeed with Agile/DevOps by implementing real Continuous Testing.