Automation Testing Vs. Manual Testing

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  • #17497
    Devi
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    @devi

    Is learning Automation Testing good enough or do I need to learn Manual Testing as well? Help!

    #17503
    Ivor
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    @ivor

    Hi Devi,

    In my experience there is a need for both. Automation is great for performance and regression testing but there are always usability issues that can only be found by hands on end user testing and exploratory testing. Look and feel, ease of use, customer experience etc…

    That’s my view may be a bit old school – lets see what others say.

    #17510
    Tassawer
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    @tassaweramin

    There is always a trade off between Manual and automation testing.
    As @ivor discussed automation testing really helps in finding any regression but since not all scenarios can be automated you have to somehow rely on manual testing.

    Do visit the Resources section there are lot of articles, blogs etc. available related to this.

    #17516
    kokila
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    @zenrays3

    In manual testing (as the name suggests), test cases are executed manually (by a human, that is) without any support from tools or scripts. But with automated testing, test cases are executed with the assistance of tools, scripts, and software.

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    #17607
    Richard
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    @rocketbootkid

    Short answer: yes. You should learn as many things as possible.

    Bit longer answer: Before you can automate a thing, you need to learn the thing. Assuming someone else isn’t just telling you what to automate (in which case I’d argue you’re not a tester), then you have to do non-automated testing first. I don’t think you can – or should – automate something that you can’t first do manually. Automation is optional, non-automated is not.

    #17681
    Archana
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    @archana

    I agree with others.. both automation and manual testing are needed. If you do not learn manual testing, it will be difficult to learn automation testing

    #24111
    jahnvi
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    @gosaijahnvi

    Manual testing: In manual testing, test cases are executed by a human tester and software. In this process, tester checks all essential features of the given application or software.

    Automation testing: it’s uses automation tools to execute test cases. Automation testing entirely relies on the pre-scripted test which runs automatically to compare actual result with the expected result. This helps the tester to determine whether or not an application performs as expected.

    #24161
    Alex
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    @tripleseven

    I recommend a lecture from that guy: Michael Bolton. You can then Google for which-test-cases-should-i-automate

    Why do you need to automate is the first question to answer. You might not need automation because automation is software that needs to be maintained, cared for.

    Good testing start by using the product, this is done manually, get a sense, a feeling of the product, discover it’s strength and weaknesses. Then decide what part if worth automating (if any).

    #24163
    Alex
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    @tripleseven

    I recommend a lecture from that guy: Michael Bolton.

    You can then Google for which-test-cases-should-i-automate

    Why do you need to automate is the first question to answer. You might not need automation because automation is software that needs to be maintained, cared for.

    Good testing start by using the product, this is done manually, get a sense, a feeling of the product, discover it’s strength and weaknesses. Then decide what part if worth automating (if any).

    #24185
    arnav
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    @arnavgoyal

    Yes, you must learn or experience manual testing as well along with automation testing. As manual testing will be required if an application is in either regression or stable phase.

    Hope this help you!

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