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Transition from Manual to Automated Testing in Brief

Transition from Manual to Automated Testing in Brief

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February 13, 2018
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Transition from Manual to Automated Testing in Brief

Manual testing is:

> the process of testing an application by human interactions
> also known as exploratory testing
> convenient for distinguishing the different UI features
> not suitable for frequently repeatable actions / tests
> vulnerable to making errors

Automated testing is:

> the process of verifying correctness by using tools, scripts and software
> faster and more accurate than manual testing
> a good choice for large projects that require regression, load, and performance testing
> more expensive due to investments in testing tools
> little human observation involved

Shortest path for switching from manual to automated

> Research what automation skills you need for
> Investigate for the best practices in automation
> Start getting familiar with the different tools
> Learn how to work with different file formats, db, rest and soap services
> Learn a programming language and how to code
> Practice as much as possible

Кey reasons to choose automated testing

> Saves money and time
> Increases the test coverage

> Provides greater accuracy in testing
> Covers what manual testing doesn’t

Some problems you could facing of when you make a transition

Difficult involvement because of lack of programing basics
> Strictly theoretical automation courses with not enough practice
Selecting appropriate tools and frameworks because of the huge variety

Learn how

> to write automated test cases
> the automation tests work in practice
> the “backend’ of test system works
> the systems architectures is built

Develop

> the ability to teach the less experienced professionals
> the skill to communicate with other team members for expanding the understanding of the project domain

Feel free to ask questions and to share your experience :)


 

References:

> Reasons to Switch from Manual Testing to Automation: http://www.qedgetech.com/blog/reasons-to-switch-from-manual-testing-to-automation

>The Difference Between Manual vs Automated Testing: https://crossbrowsertesting.com/blog/test-automation/difference-manual-automated-testing/

>Switching careers in QA: From manual testing to automation development: https://techbeacon.com/switching-careers-qa-manual-testing-automation-development

Stefaniya Talambazova

Quality Assurance at Dreamix

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