I have been thinking about randomization and test data for quite some time. If you are interested, you can find my views on randomization here. I strongly believe that testing is a sampling exercise and randomization increases sample size. If used properly, test automation would not be a repetition and will have potential to uncover something new in every run.
Despite its numerous benefits, I haven’t seen randomization used in many automation projects. This could be because of the lack of infrastructure around it. Randomization needs reliable test data generation, logging, reporting, visualization etc and often teams do not have bandwidth, motivation or skills to do it.
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