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Keyword Driven Testing
What is Keyword Driven Testing?
Keyword-driven testing is a type of functional automation testing framework which is also known as table-driven testing or action word based testing.
In Keyword-driven testing, we use a table format, usually a spreadsheet, to define keywords or action words for each function that we would like to execute.
It is best suited for novice or a non-technical tester.
Enables writing tests in a more abstract manner using this approach.
Keyword driven testing allows automation to be started earlier in the SDLC even before a stable build is delivered for testing.
There is a high degree of reusability.
Initial investment in developing the keywords and its related functionalities might take longer.
It might act as a restriction to the technically abled testers.
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