Creating test automation engineers from manual testers is hard. Even if your testers are willing, they have a lot of hurdles to get over to feel like the same kind of subject matter experts in automation as they are in manual testing.
As a career-long manual tester making the leap to automation, Jenny Bramble has experience to explain frustrations and provide solutions. She discusses managing the expectations of your testers and their managers (what is the time frame? Why isn’t this working?), techniques for teaching (such as games! Pair/mob programming! Software fundamentals!), and how to know when your testers have made it (what should manual testers be aiming for when they start?). Watch this video to learn how to create a plan to build your test automation engineers from scratch!
Video producer: http://www.associationforsoftwaretesting.org/
Related reading: So You Want to Automate? Becoming A Software Tester