This is one of the challenge am facing with a new project.
We are facing a difficult task in deciding and getting everyone on board as to who will handle ownership of test automation.
I am aware that only if test automation is owned by the team, it has better chances of providing value.
Testers in the team would want to treat test automation as their responsibility and are reluctant to relinquish control and on the other side, developers are shying away from taking additional responsibility.
I would like get some insights on project which has faced similar dilemma. To convince and kick start the test automation soon, I need to ascertain advantages or disadvantages of this task being done by a developer or a tester (with basic knowledge of coding).
The project is planned to run in an Agile way. It is Web based application on Java. Prefreed tool for automation is Selenium.