Use Coding Standards for Test Code

Question
Should you adhere to coding standards when writing test automation code?

Answer
In short, yes. Follow coding standards for the language and technology used. Do this even if the quality of test automation code isn’t expected to be at the level of application code.

Example
The example below uses the fantastic tool TestCafe.

import { Selector } from 'testcafe';

fixture `example`
    .page `https://google.com`;

// Incorrect. An obscure way to name a selector.
const txtSearch = Selector('#q');

// Correct. Selectors have meaningful names.
const searchField = Selector('#q');
const pageTitle = Selector('title');

test('User can search Google', async t => {
    await t
        .typeText(searchField, 'Jason Riley')
        .expect(pageTitle.innerText).contains('Jason Riley');
});

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