October 9, 2015 at 9:27 am #9629@paul-maddenOnly available when logged in
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.October 10, 2015 at 7:39 am #9643@padmarajOnly available when logged in
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.
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 )
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.October 10, 2015 at 3:47 pm #9646@rockyOnly available when logged in
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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