How Selenium Testing Drives Agile Development

How Selenium Testing Drives Agile Development



Agile software development is one of the most popular development methodologies, especially in the United States. Its basic principles focus on teamwork and flexibility.


Focuses on resolving customer pain points by developing to an MVP (minimum viable product) early on, frequently receiving feedback from end-users to gain valuable insight to incorporate changes before development is too far along . This reduces risk, saving time and money.


Role of automated testing with Selenium in agile software development


  • From the early stages of agile software development, we see how QAs are fully involved and ready to run unit and adaptive tests on modules.
  • Integration testing during each iteration helps ensure that separately coded modules don't break or fail when put together.
  • Each time a new iteration is performed, regression testing is required, and this does not break the previous iteration of work.


In order for all iterations to be well documented with all the necessary data, it is essential that the QA or person in charge keep track of the code and test cases. It should also not be forgotten that this recurring test to be done is the subject of rapid and iterative development subcategory based on agile software development.

Roles in agile software development

An agile software development team is typically comprised of a product owner, team leader, developers, stakeholders, and other members as needed such as UI/UX designer.


Product owner


It is the person who represents the stakeholders in the project: the clients in this case. His responsibility is to supervise and direct the progress of the development of the project. The person in this role must clearly understand the needs of the customers and possess the communication skills to meet with the developer team and explain everything that is needed from the application or website.


Team leader


In this role, the person ensures the coordination of the entire team, maintains fluid communication between all parties and that tasks are carried out within the stipulated times and in an appropriate manner. He is in constant communication with the product owner.


Among his duties are: facilitating daily initiatives, communication between team members, handling administrative tasks, helping team members when a blockage or interference occurs.


Developer team


The members of this team are all individuals who have responsibilities within the design and direct creation of the product, although it is not limited to this. They take responsibility for turning the initial idea into something tangible, at least one person on the team must have knowledge of coding, product design, programming, user interface design, and product testing.


Not all members need to be software engineers, but they can be part of the team if their skills are required to keep the project moving at the required pace.



Main features of Selenium
  • It is primarily for automating web applications for testing purposes, but it is certainly not limited to that.
  • Boring web-based administration tasks can (and should) be automated too.
  • Provides extensions to emulate user interaction with browsers.
  • Selenium brings together browser vendors, engineers, and enthusiasts to promote an open discussion on web platform automation.
  • At the core of Selenium is WebDriver, an interface for writing instruction sets that can be run interchangeably in many browsers.