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When it comes to software testing, automated testing and manual testing are the two methods of software testing and both of them are crucial for software development. For the manual testing, tester has to sit in front of screens and go through the them. In contrast, automated testing is much more effective for tester as test cases are executed automatically by using tool/software.
Having said that, both of them have their own benefits and disadvantages. Depend on many factors like budget, timeline and human recourse,… You could choose the right type of testing to archive your goals.
Automated testing is a process that makes use of automation testing tools to execute pre-scripted tests on applications, then compares the test results to the expected behavior and reports it to the testers. In addition, Automation testing tools also have the Record and Playback features which help you to record all your testing activities. Basically, Automation testing tools repeat the predefined actions then compare the results to the predicted behavior. If the outcome and the expected results align, your product is working as it’s supposed to do.
Manual testing is a process of finding out the defects or bugs in a software program. In this way, tester will simulate the role of end user to go through all the features all the application to make sure that they are working as they are supposed to work. All will be done manually so it is time consuming and laborious.
Understand advantages and disadvantages of each type of testing, you will know when to use manual testing and when to use automated testing. Using the right method for each testing situation will save your time and give you best results.
Hope it will help you!!!
Most of the automation testing company have below points in common when they want to choose automation or manual:
|Manual Testing||Automation Testing|
|1. Manual Testing is a process which is done manually.||1. Automation Testing is a process which is done by the help of automated tools.|
|2. All the famous phases of STLC like test planning, test deployment, result analysis, test execution, bug tracking and reporting tools are obviously comes under the category of Manual Testing and done successfully by human efforts.||2. In Automation Testing all the popular phases of STLC are done by various open sources and purchased tools like Selenium, J meter, QTP, Load Runner, Win Runner and so on.|
|3. Manual Testing is a start of Testing, without this testing we can’t start Automation Testing.||3. Automation Testing is a continuous part of Manual Testing.|
|4. In Manual Testing testers are allowed to do Random Testing to find the Bugs.||4. In Automation Testing we always test through Running Scripts.|
|5. In Manual Testing we find more bugs than automation by Error Guessing.||5. In Automation Testing we test the repetitive functionalities of the application.|
|6. It takes lot of time.||6. It takes less time.|
|7. Manual Testing would be run sequentially.||7. Automation Testing is done on different machines at same time.|
|8. Regression Testing process is tough in Manual Testing||8. Regression Testing process is easy in Automation Testing by Tools.|
|9. It is not expensive.||9. It is expensive.|
|10. More testers are required in Manual Testing because in this testing test cases need to be executed manually.||10. Few testers are required in Automation Testing because in this testing test cases need to be executed by using Automation Tools.|
|11. It gives low accuracy result.||11. It gives high accuracy result.|
|12. It is considered as low quality.||12. It is considered as high quality.|
|13. In this Testing we cannot do batch testing.||13. In this Testing we can do multiple types of batch testing.|
|14. It is considered as less reliable.||14. It is considered as more reliable.|
|15. No need of programming in Manual Testing.||15. Need of programming is must in Automation Testing.|
|16. It is done without interaction of any Tool.||16. It is always done using tools|
In manual testing, test scenarios are executed manually (With Human Interaction ) without any support from tools or scripts, where in automated testing, test cases are executed with the assistance of tools, scripts, and software(E.g Selenium web driver, QTP ). To know more difference between automation testing and manual testing.
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