Test Automation, when done correctly can have many advantages and be very beneficial to the project and organization. Automated testing means that a machine does, what a human used to do, quicker, with less common errors, 24/7. Does it sound familiar? Time constraints often make it impossible to manually test every feature thoroughly before software application or web application is to be released. This leaves you wondering whether serious defects have been detected or not.
There is plenty of benefits of automation testing. Such testing runs faster than human users. Testers can also test how the website or software reacts after repeated execution of the same operation. Tests can be re-used on different versions of the software.
Another benefit of automation testing is that it is fully comprehensive. Each tester can build test suites of tests that cover all features in the software application. Automated testing is also reliable. They perform exactly the same operation each time they are run and therefore there is no human error occurring.
Test automation can be a wonderful thing, but adding tests thoughtlessly, having unrealistic expectations of test automation, using a single tool or framework for everything and automating everything from a single perspective can quickly lead to sluggish, bloated automation. Many of these problems can be fixed and even prevented by asking yourself the right questions before you add another check to your existing test automation suite. Questions that can help you prevent from automating the wrong things, from taking the wrong approach to automate the right things, and from creating and running tests that do not add enough value to warrant the effort. In this eBook, you will learn what these questions are, and see how they can be applied to a real world application by means of a case study.
If you are seeking more information on test automation, you can download the eBook on ” How to Keep Your Test Automation Suite Fit. You will learn about some of the most common reasons for test automation to get bloated. You will learn to ask questions that can prevent you from automating the wrong things, or from automating the right things in the wrong way and more.