Automation testing is done with the help of automation tool, no manual involvement is required. In this type of testing ,tester writes scripts in a programming language and uses suitable software to test the software. Generally Software testers write the test scripts and test cases, with the help of automation tools and then group them into test suites.
Advantages of Automation Testing
When a tester has to manually test the same set of test cases again and again, there might be chances of mistake. When this is done with automation testing, the results are always accurate.
Test scripts created by software testers using automation tools are also used for future projects as well. Tester can use the same scripts multiple times. This is very helpful in case of regression testing.
Working with automation scripts is reliable as well as has benefit to track every test scripts. The test automation tools generate good test execution reports which make the test result reporting very easy for the tester.
Working with automation testing makes it also possible to use it with all web applications on different browser. That is why, testing capabilities increases when automated testing is implemented.
When we use automation testing, it reduces the amount of effort and time needed in the testing process as tester just has to run scripts and sit back to test the results. Testers do not require testing the software manually. So, tester can utilize his/her time on other tasks.
Automation testing helps saving time while testing especially in case of regression testing.
Automation in Cogniter
We are using selenium web driver for web testing and Appium tool for mobile testing. We follow the below mentioned steps while working with the new project using selenium and Appium:-
- First identify which type of testing / test cases need to automate
- Identify the tool
- Design the framework
- Create the utility files and environment files
- Start scripting
- Run scripts
- Identify and work on the reporting
- Allocating time for enhancing and maintaining the scripts