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A brief introduction to automating test

A brief introduction to automating test

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  • 1. TEST AUTOMATION Mamunur Rashid
  • 2.  Automation= Automatic Control  The biggest benefit of automation is that it saves labor and time.
  • 3. Manual testing  This type includes the testing of the Software manually i.e. without using any automated tool or any script.
  • 4. Automation testing  Automation testing which is also known as Test Automation, is when the tester writes scripts and re-run the test scenarios that were performed manually, quickly and repeatedly.
  • 5. Manual VS. Automation
  • 6. Necessity of Test automation    Comparison of actual outcomes to predicted outcomes execution of tests. Saves Time and Money. A time savings that translates directly into cost savings. Increase Test Coverage. Automated software testing can increase the depth and scope of tests to help improve software quality.
  • 7. What to automate?  It is not possible to automate everything in the Software; however the areas at which user can make transactions such as login form or registration forms etc
  • 8. When to automate?        Test Automation should be uses by considering the following for the Software: Large and critical projects. Projects that require testing the same areas frequently. Requirements not changing frequently. Accessing the application for load and performance with many virtual users. Stable Software with respect to manual testing. Availability of time.
  • 9. How to automate?         Automation is done by using a supportive computer language like vb scripting and an automated software application. There are a lot of tools available which can be use to write automation scripts. Before mentioning the tools lets identify the process which can be used to automate the testing: Identifying areas within a software for automation. Selection of appropriate tool for Test automation. Writing Test scripts. Development of Test suits. Execution of scripts. Create result reports. Identify any potential bug or performance issue.
  • 10. Software testing tools            Following are the tools which can be use for Automation testing: HP Quick Test Professional Selenium IBM Rational Functional Tester SilkTest TestComplete Testing Anywhere WinRunner LaodRunner Visual Studio Test Professional WATIR
  • 11. Reference 