Test automation framework architecture

Bulletproof and universal Test Automation Framework architecture pattern

Learn how to write test automation framework for any system – step by step.

What you’ll learn

  • Understand Test Automation Framework concepts.
  • Be able to use Selenide to interact with Web UI.
  • Understand N-tier (Layered) architecture pattern.
  • Be able to write basic automation framework from scratch.

Course Content

  • Introduction –> 1 lecture • 2min.
  • What is Test Automation Framework –> 3 lectures • 8min.
  • Test automation architecture –> 5 lectures • 17min.
  • Implementating test automation framework –> 6 lectures • 11min.
  • Implementating test automation framework – busines layer –> 7 lectures • 23min.
  • Implementating test automation framework – core layer –> 3 lectures • 6min.
  • Conclusion –> 3 lectures • 9min.

Test automation framework architecture


Learn how to write test automation framework for any system – step by step.


Many test automation solutions are written by less experienced developers, and, as the result, are not structured well, hindering test automation progress. But there’s one very simple, yet effective way to structure test automation framework – 3-layer framework pattern. This pattern will allow you to write test automation framework for any software system (Web UI, Rest API, Desktop, etc) while minimizing maintenance cost.


My name is Alexander Pushkarev, I am Senior Software Engineer. I work in IT from about 2008, and 7 years of my experience I worked as test automation specialist, leading teams and creating test automation from scratch for legacy and green-field projects. I had written several different frameworks and I combined my architecture knowledge acquired during my development work into what I call “3-layer framework” – which is the focus of this course.


I use Java for coding examples, but the course itself isn’t focused on any programming language, so if you use Python, .Net or JavaScript I am sure that 90% of the course material will be relevant.


What’s inside:

  1. What is test automation framework?
  2. What is architecture?
  3. What design patterns are most commonly used in test automation?
  4. Layered pattern – the way it applied to test automation
  5. Step-by-step framework implementation example
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