Automated Software Testing
Mishna Haria
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Contents
Introduction to Automated Software Testing
Process of Automated Testing
Advantages & Disadvantages
Choosing Automation Tools
Introduction to automated software testing
Software Testing is usually the part of the project which makes grown men weep [1]
Ever-shrinking schedule and minimal resources
It involves automating a manual process of testing
Definition of Automation
Automation is the use of tools and
strategies that reduce human involvement
or interaction in unskilled, repetitive or
redundant tasks [2]

THE AUTOMATED TEST LIFECYCLE METHODOLOGY [4]
Why automate?
Verification and Validation of the requirements and organisation

Defects and Failures caused by misunderstood requirements or coding errors

Compatibility of the Software
Advantages & Disadvantages of Automated Testing
Advantages
Reliable: eliminating human error
Reusable
Better Quality Software
Fast
Cost Reduction
Disadvantages
High investment is needed in the tools and training
High man power requirement for test preparations
A lot of testing areas left uncovered
Choosing Automation Tools
Ease of integration
Compatibility
Performance
Types of tests
Maintainability
Affordability
Summary
Automate tests for ever-shrinking schedules and minimal resources
Automated software testing lifecycle
Advantages and disadvantages of automation
Choosing automation tools
References
http://www.my-project-management-expert.com/software-application-testing.html

Automated Testing Advantages, Disadvantages and Guidelines


Software Quality Assurance – By Galin
Automated software testing: introduction, management, and performance – By Elfriede Dustin, Jeff Rashka, John Paul
http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=21468

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