The Bright Side of Being a Test Automation Engineer

Five reasons why I’m passionate about being a test automation engineer

Sérgio Martins
4 min readApr 18, 2021
Superman rising above the sky

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote the article The Dark Side of Being a Test Automation Engineer, and it quickly became one of my most read articles so far.

Also, it had some significant interactions and a mixture of opinions amongst the community. While some didn’t share my past feelings, others felt empathy and somewhat not alone — understood.

Saying that not everything is roses in my previous article, why would I wake up every day and keep passionate about what I do? Odd, right?

Not entirely, because there’s a bright side to every story.

Here are five of the reasons that make me passionate about being a test automation engineer:

  • Jack of All Trades, Master of None—High-level speaking, our mission is to thrive quality from the outset. Abstract much, right? But that’s precisely it. And, to succeed with such quality, we’ve to look at a product as a whole, and holy moly, it has dozens of fronts we can start with. Depending on our team, product, or company size, we’ll have the chance to interact with a dozen of different tools and technologies at several levels of a product, from the required infrastructure to the…



Sérgio Martins

Hey, my name is Sérgio, and I’m a Senior Software Engineer by trade. Here you’ll find short and straight-to-the-point articles related to my craft, and business