More such tips – http://softwaretesting.supergoodtips.com . For more tips on testing follow me on Twitter - @TriagedTester Automation testing checklist and questions Will there be automation written to test this product? This feature? Do the developers need to provide any hooks to allow for automation (for example, element IDs for tags to identify objects)? Are the most important test cases automated? Is there API-level automation that should be done calling directly into the functions that provide no UI? Are the typical user scenarios automated? Does some part of the automation rely on random data? Is the wait time (latency) between user interactions also randomized?