To meet the current challenges in testing, software testing companies devise effective continuous testing strategies. Continuous testing calls for effective automation testing, allowing testers to ensure quality at early stages in software development. This trend has taken back the industry gravely and just like any other process, this transition from manual to automation testing often comes with some pitfalls that need to be dealt with. So, when an organization is investing in automated testing, the experts are ready to face any challenges that come their way. Thus, testers prepare a list of all expected challenges they can face when shifting to automation and devise solutions for them beforehand.
Software testing has become quite an interesting activity ever since the advent of technology. But running repetitive tests, again and again, can be daunting. This is where automation testing makes its way into the software testing industry. Automation can relieve testers from repetitive testing and save their time. This is why many organizations hire an automation testing company to reduce the burden on manual testers.
Why should you automate? Does automation eliminate the need for manual testing?
Functional testing is a type of testing that ensures each function of the software code according to the required specs. Testers need to send proper inputs and verify the actual outcome with the expected outcome. It makes test execution easier and faster. But manual testing can be time-consuming. Thus, testers have the best choice to automate functional tests. Automation testing saves time and effort and does not require any human intervention for testing.
Pitfalls in Manual Testing
Manual testing takes a lot of time and effort, which makes testing strenuous for testers. This mostly occurs with recurring test cases and makes the job tougher for the manual testers. Entering inputs for each test case separately is hectic and chances of errors are high too. Testers often lose their interest in testing due to their repetitive nature. And manual testing may also consume a lot of resources, ultimately increasing the testing cost.
Role of Automation in Software Development Process
The automation test is a piece of software code that relies on a single programming language. In other words, automation becomes a part of the software development process where the code is developed to test another piece of code. Just like software development, developing functional testing codes is also challenging so testers are already prepared with solutions at their hands.
Should you Automate all Test Cases?
Practically speaking, it is not a good idea to automate all the test cases. Testers should look into which test cases need to be automated and which require manual testing. Automation is expensive, so testers need to be very vigilant about which test cases should be automated and which not.
Software testing is one of the most important parts of the software development lifecycle. Functional testing can be a time-consuming activity, and testers consider automation of these tests to make their efforts visible and profitable. Automation is the key to success these days but does not completely eradicate the need for manual testing.