5 Books on Software Test Automation

5 books for software testing

5 Books on Software Test Automation


One of the most critical steps in software development is testing. Tests help ensure that your application functions as intended, while uncovering bugs and other issues. Reading books on automation can help the testers to learn more about it, improve their skills and stay updated with latest trends and updates in the field. Here are five books on automation testing that might just have the answer you’re looking for!

Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship by Robert C. Martin

“Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship” by Robert C. Martin is one of the best books on software test automation. It emphasizes the importance of writing clean code. The book teaches you how to organize your code, document it, and make it readable. Each chapter has an exercise at the end to help reinforce what you have learned.

The Just Enough Software Test Automation by Daniel J. Mosley and Bruce A. Posey

According to the authors, this book is for software developers who are interested in writing automated tests to validate their code. The book includes a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of automated testing while also providing practical advice on how to implement the skills learned.

The Agile Samurai by Jonathan Rasmusson

The book is about how to automate software tests, which are mainly software programs that verify the correctness of other software. The book is written for beginners in programming who want to learn about test automation. It covers topics like what test automation is and how it works, common mistakes made by new programmers, and specific programming languages for testing.

The Selenium Guidebook by Dave Haeffner

Haeffner’s book provides a step by step guide for performing software testing with Selenium, a popular webdriver. Along with the basics of Selenium, Haeffner also includes an overview of various web technologies, such as JavaScript and AJAX. The book wraps up by providing a robot framework for automated integration tests.


Test automation is a must for any software development process. Automating tests ensures that they are always being run, and when problems arise, they can be found quickly. I recommend the book “The Complete Software Test Automation Handbook” by Narinder Singh as a good starting point for anyone new to test automation.