Overview Of Automation Testing Job Support:
Test automation can automate some repetitive but necessary tasks in a formalized testing process already in place or perform additional testing that would be difficult to do manually. Test automation is critical for continuous delivery & continuous testing. The objective of the automated testing is to simplify as much of the testing effort as possible with a minimum set of scripts. If unit testing consumes a large percentage of a quality assurance team’s resources.
The method or process is being used to implement automation is called a test automation framework. Several frameworks have been implemented over the years by commercial vendors & testing organizations. Automating tests with commercial off-the-shelf or open source software can be complicated, because they almost require customization. In many organizations, automation is the only implemented when it has been determined that the manual testing program is not meeting expectations & it is not possible to bring in more human testers.
Software Test automation makes use of specialized tools to control the execution of tests & compares the actual results against the expected result. Usually regression tests, which are repetitive actions are automated.Manual software testing is performed by a human sitting in front of a computer carefully going through application screens, trying various usage and input combinations, comparing the results to the expected behavior and recording their observations.
Manual tests are repeated often during development cycles for source code changes and other situations like multiple operating environments and hardware configurations. An automated testing tool is able to playback pre-recorded and predefined actions, compare the results to the expected behavior and report the success or failure of these manual tests to a test engineer. Once automated tests are created they can easily be repeated and they can be extended to perform tasks impossible with manual testing. Because of this, savvy managers have found that automated software testing is an essential component of successful development projects.