Thursday, 17 December 2015

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         LETS EXPLORE  FUNCTIONAL AUTOMATION TESTING


   As we know in software development life cycle (SDLC) , there are different stages and one  of the most important stage is software testing. There are different types or methodologies of software testing. Some of them are:

·         Manual testing
·         automation testing
·         black box testing
·         white box testing , etc

     THIS BLOG BRIEFLY EXPLAINS YOU FUNCTIONAL AUTOMATION TESTING.

Functional automation Testing actually makes use of special software to efficiently control the execution of the tests and the comparison of the actual outcomes with the predicted outcomes.
Functional Automation Testing increases the test coverage, retain knowledge improves accuracy, and money I comparison to manual testing.
On the basis of certain capabilities like data-driven capabilities, debugging and logic capabilities, platform-independent capabilities we use certain automation tools.

  MOST POPULAR AUTOMATION TOOLS ARE:


AUTOMATION TOOL
VENDOR
URL
QUICK TEST PROFESSIONAL
HP



RATIONAL ROBOT

 IBM


Selenium


Open Source

AutoIT
Open source

               












             In functional automation testing, there is a need to strictly understand that WHAT TO AUTOMATE??? HOW TO AUTOMATE??? AND WHEN TO AUTOMATE??? So let's understand this concept with a brief explanation.

v  WHAT TO AUTOMATE
Automation is all about predictability. If you cannot express the precise inputs and expected outputs, you cannot automate a test. It is not required to automate everything in any software. There are some particular areas where there are many users who continuously and simultaneously access the software. Therefore such areas like login and registration forms should be automated.

v  WHEN TO AUTOMATE
                           In functional automation testing test Automation should be used by       considering the following aspects of a software:
ü  Large and critical projects
ü  Projects that require testing the same areas frequently
ü  Requirements were not changing frequently
ü  Accessing the application for load and performance with many virtual users
ü  Stable software with respect to manual testing
ü  Availability of time

v  HOW TO AUTOMATE
In functional Automation Testing, Testing is done by using supportive computer languages like VB scripting and an automated software application. There are many tools available that can be used to write automation scripts. Before mentioning the tools, let us identify the process that can be used to automate the testing process:
ü  Identifying areas within a software for automation
ü  Selection of the appropriate tool for test automation
ü  Writing test scripts
ü  Development of test suits
ü  Execution of scripts
ü  Create result reports
ü  Identify any potential bug or performance issues

CRITICAL SUCCESS FACTORS OF FUNCTIONAL AUTOMATION TESTING:

In functional automation testing we have to take care of certain factors that consequently lead you to success of test automation, these are:
ü  Management commitment
ü  Controlled test environment
ü  Planning and training
ü  Good set of resources.


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