What is Test Automation?
Software Test automation makes use of specialized tools to control the execution of tests and compares the actual results against the expected result. Usually, regression tests, which are repetitive actions, are automated.
Testing Tools not only helps us to perform regression tests but also helps us to automate data set up generation, product installation, GUI interaction, defect logging, etc. Automation tools are used for both Functional and Non-Functional testing.
Criteria for Tool Selection:
For automating any application, the following parameters should be considered:
Data driven capabilities
Debugging and logging capabilities
Extensibility & Customizability
Version control friendly
Support unattended test runs
Types of Frameworks:
Typically, there are 4 test automation frameworks that are adopted while automating the applications:
Data Driven Automation Framework
Keyword Driven Automation Framework
Modular Automation Framework
Hybrid Automation Framework
Popular Tools that are used for Functional automation:
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Popular Tools that are used for Non Functional automation: