As you have already accustomed to various types of testing and their subtypes, it is time to know some of the most prominent software testing types and their workability. In this chapter, you will be learning about new testing subtypes and their uses in the different areas of software development.
Automated testing is the technique of testing a product that requires special application tools for controlling the test execution and eventually evaluates test outputs with predicted ones. These tests are automated through these special tools, and hence the name automated testing requires little or no involvement from testing engineers or testers. It gives additional testing or supplementary test, which may be difficult to carry out if done manually.
What Functions to Automate Using Automated Testing?
Different things that need to be tested or checked automated are:
- Login forms.
- Registration forms and.
- A place where numbers of entries access the application simultaneously can be automated.
Moreover, different GUI items and connections related to databases or validation of fields and other such things can be checked very efficiently and automatically.
Importance of Automation Testing
Let your application has its new releases and patches; you will have to ensure the released software fixes. Therefore such testing needs prior checking and can be done all the time manually. Hence automation testing proves beneficial. Testing manually becomes difficult for checking all software's functionalities before or after the patches are being made. The automated test seems very effective regarding resources, cost, timely delivery of the product, and less workforce.
When to Perform Automated Test?
- An automated test can prove helpful when the requirements do not change frequently.
- When Accessing application is check concerning load and performance having many users.
- Timely delivery of the product.
- Serious projects with huge turn-over.