Hello E2E test ninjas
What are your approaches to make your e2e tests more stable? With stable I mean that the test pass when the application under test is working as expected but the test fails for “unknown” (not known yet) reason.
I tried to rerun failed test jobs automatically in GitLab CI, but I removed it again because it hides also the “flakiness” of the tests a bit.
Another approach I took was to start a “failure log” table where I write down every failure, the reason I suspect the test to tail and how a fix could look like. That helped a lot to make the “unstability” / “flakiness” more explicit and to find real solutions for some problems.
I also try to automate only use cases with high value, not every feature.
I am very interested in your strategies and approaches to make your e2e tests more stable.