What is a Real Purpose of Automated Testing?

by Nataliia Vasylyna | November 21, 2014 10:00 am

It is a common knowledge that any mobile testing, desktop testing and web site testing are meant to find all the serious defects in the software product under test. Tester’s work is often evaluated by the number of defects he or she finds for an hour or working day.

So, all the activities during any software testing process are directed on fast detection as many defects as possible. Automation of test cases is considered to be one of the best methods to increase efficiency of software testing.

That means that the aim of automation is to make the whole process more effective. One should keep this in mind deciding what tests to automate.

Unfortunately, some testers overlook this specificity of automated testing and prepare automated tests believing that they will find software bugs.

Automated Tests Cannot Detect Errors Because They:

Planning a testing process and determining what tests to automate one should remember the true purpose of automation and its role in software testing.

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Endnotes:
  1. defect: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2011/10/11/main-types-of-defects-in-software-testing/
  2. Automated Testing – an Investment in the Future or a Hype Project: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2020/01/15/automated-testing-future/
  3. What projects need test automation: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2018/06/12/when-automate-testing/
  4. Test Automation in Agile Environment: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2018/04/10/automated-agile-testing/

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