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  • #9629
    @paul-madden

    How do you decide how much time to dedicate to automation versus manual testing in regression testing?

    I expect an “it depends…” answer 😉 but would be interested to hear specific examples of approaches to regression testing. Especially interested to know in scenarios where releases are frequent and time is scarce.

    #9643
    @padmaraj

    Hi Paul

    It depends, Ok we go with simple maths & now Imagine
    1 Module you want to automate regression testing
    10 Total test cases are written
    7 Test case you able to automate
    3 Test case manual testing due to application complexity or tool not support.

    Now
    To run 10 test case you need manual 4 hours
    Now you add 7 automate regression testing
    Now total time reduced to 45 min for all 10 test cases ( including 3 manual test case )

    Now
    Releases depend on your development methodology/framework.
    If you are using CI then you can calculate or plan how frequently we are running these test and how much time we can save.

    Golden suggestion:: Get insights
    Make a excel sheet / google sheet make some data analysis with your on going testing project with ( Total testcase, No of manual, No of automated, Release frequency, regression frequency, time spent ) you get your answer yourself.

    #9646
    @rocky

    My assumption is that by regression test, you mean go back and re-perform the same exact test suite as before. If this is true, I suggest let machine do this job. Your testers should spend time on exploring new features and finding problems

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