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To offer the best quality of a software product like Firefox, test automation is a crucial part to lower the amount of time until a feature can be finally shipped, or QA can ensure that no major regressions are included in the upcoming next release of Firefox. Therefore our team is working closely together with the Desktop Firefox team in selecting next major areas of work and analyzing the requirements for requested tests.

To fulfill all of the requests we are heavily depending on our community. Nearly everyone of us is acting as a mentor and is happy to teach interested people to strengthen their knowledge in automation. If you are interested please join us via any of the contact links as shown below.


If you have questions stop by and talk to us in the #automation IRC channel (logs from channel) or by subscribing to our automation mailing list or newsgroup.


The Firefox Automation team is a group of passionate and open minded people working on automation for Firefox. We are spread around the world, but we have one collective goal to empower automation even more in the Mozilla project. If you want to get in contact with one of us please check the table below for more information.

The Core Team

Name IRC nickname Project Assignments
Henrik Skupin  :whimboo Team Lead - Everything related to test automation for Firefox Desktop


Name IRC nickname Interests
Szabolcs Hubai  :xabolcs likes Nightly Tester Tools and Memchaser; knows JavaScript, want to know Python

Meetings / Events

We have a public team meeting each and every Monday. If you want to join the meetings, please check the meetings page for details.


Q1 2015

  • [NEW] [Henrik] Convert first sets of Mozmill tests to Marionette (tabbed browsing, awesomebar - bug 1119715)
  • [NEW] [Henrik] Allow to run Marionette tests for Firefox under Mozmill CI (bug 1119725)
  • [NEW] [Henrik] Create Pulse notifications for update channel activities (bug 735184)
  • [ON TRACK] [SV] Create automated tests for important regressions (or features) as requested by QA

Stretched Goals

  • [NEW] Finalize release process management for automatic triggers of update tests (issue 535)
  • [NEW] Marionette tests for the new search (currently 10 tests from before the latest Firefox search changes)

Goals Proposals

If you have ideas and want to propose those as a goal for our team for the next quarters, please go to our goals collection etherpad and enter them all together with your name.


Some of our projects can be accomplished in a short time while others will take longer, even several months. The prioritized projects reflect the most important projects in the current quarter and include the appropriate tasks which have to be fulfilled during that time. Other active projects have lower priority.

If you are interested in already finished projects, check our projects archive. We also have a some projects that we would like to do in the future!

Prioritized Projects

Project Technologies Description
Mozmill e10s Javascript, Python Add full support for electrolysis (e10s) to Mozmill (bug 695026)
Mozmill stability Javascript, Python Stabilize restart testing automation - less than 5% intermittent failure rate (bug 1035187)
Mozmill CI Python, Jenkins Get full coverage of all locales for Firefox beta and release testing (Issue #270)
Creation of Tests Javascript Automate specific tests as identified by Desktop team (bug 1035848)

All Projects


Project Technologies Description
WebRTC Javascript, HTML Creation of a testsuite to qualify stability of WebRTC


Project Technologies Description
Automation Python, Jenkins Scripts and Tools to enhance the automation for Mozmill related testing
Dashboard Javascript, HTML, CSS, AJAX, CouchDB, ElasticSearch Dashboard to visualize Mozmill test results from the automated test-runs and the Mozmill Crowd extension
Shared Modules Javascript Building and enhancing the API and shared modules for our Mozmill tests for Firefox

Other Projects

Project Technologies Description
Automation Training - Provide automation training to larger community through 4 automation training events
Add-ons CSS, Javascript, XML To help any team in the Mozilla project we work on several extensions.
Documentation Wiki Establish the team presence across websites (Wiki, MDN) and improve the documentation to increase collaboration with the test automation community
Infrastructure Puppet Building up and maintaining the infrastructure for automation tasks
Open Web Applications Javascript, Python Implemention of necessary APIs and support the addition of tests to execute automated tests for web apps in Firefox
TPS Javascript, Python Testing and Profiling tool for Sync
MTBF Javascript, Python, Bash Stability testing tool


All Automation related Projects

Mozmill Tests