Test Automation: When Focus Is Not on Quantity

Test Automation: When Focus Is Not on Quantity
July 11 05:46 2016 Print This Article

In a software testing company, no matter how skilled and well-trained the testers are, they cannot automate all the tests.

In fact, test automation is not necessarily applicable to all test scripts and scenarios. During both mobile testing and website testing, there are certain groups of tests that are perfect candidates for being automated.

What Tests Are the Appropriate Subject for Automation?

  • Tests with a complicated logic that can cause multiple errors if executed manually
  • Routine, monotonous and, if you like, dreary tests which nobody enjoys executing during manual testing
  • Tests associated with other tests or test rigs
  • Tests that need to be carried out with multiple sets of data
  • Tests that should be executed across multiple devices and browsers

From what has been said, it can clearly be inferred that automated testing is usually not an option for a test that, for example, doesn’t have a complex logic, should be executed in a single browser, but requires special data which should better be prepared, changed and entered in a manual way. This means that a thorough analysis of existing tests is one of the factors that determine the success of the entire test automation effort.

There is always a clearly defined plan behind each big endeavor in software development and testing.

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