Drawbacks of Automated Testing Process Carried Out by a Developer
Testing specialists usually resort to 2 types of dynamic analysis: manual testing (applying deliverable graphical user interface to run unit testing in a manual manner) and automated testing (generating test code to verify a software app).
Both respect and stigma are two characteristics of automated testing.
Stigma arises from the fact that tests are nothing else than code and code writing is a process that requires the tester to have programming skills, in other words, to perform the role of a developer. But, is a developer able to make a qualified tester?? Actually, everything is relative, some can, others cannot but the case is that defects often occur in test automation and it happens due to the fact that a lot of time is spent on the code while it is written, debugged and rewritten. As soon as a test projects turns to a development project people have to concern how long it takes for the testers to reflect on testing the program as contrasted to supporting automated testing. It is easy to fancy a prejudice in respect to the latter.
Exploratory testing services are used to carry out 3 activities in parallel: discover the product under consideration, design and run tests. Do you want to save time on your development project? If so, you are recommended to streamline your organizational processes.
As far as the respect is concerned, it arises from the fact that it is cool to conduct tests automatically. A one person can write a program that will perform an endless number of tests and uncover a bunch of defects. Automated testing allows for repeated execution of tests whenever there is the need for regression testing or when the program code has been subjected to a major review.
Fascinating! Irresistible! Fantastic!! How we must adore test automation! If the performance of testing specialists is assessed based on the number of tests executed, automation is a winner in every situation. Then, if their productivity is grounded on the quality of tests they conduct, it is another issue altogether.
The curveball is that tests have been automated for years, generations even, and we still develop software that willingly crashes when it falls into the hands of the customer and is run in the user’s environment. What is the cause of such a problem? Automation experiences lots of the same problems that other types of programmer testing experience: it is performed in a lab environment, though it should have been run in a real world environment, and we rarely jeopardize automation while dealing with real customer databases inasmuch as automation is not very reliable in general – after all it is simply a software product.