Quality Assurance Companies: Automated Testing Cannot Replace Peoples Testing
Without doubt, test automation has many benefits and can be good at certain things but not always as any machine lacks intelligence and valuable opinion – it only does what it should. And in many cases human beings are irreplaceable since they can think and take decisions. In general, quality assurance companies combine robots (automation) and human intellect and thing brings outstanding results. This is a so-called hybrid approach that has proved to be effective.
But, when human job is complemented by automation it becomes less complicated and is easier & faster to do. For example, automation greatly helps to notice patterns and analyze data, but it is most unlikely to be useful to determine relevance and make judgment calls. Luckily, people outclass machines in judgment.
Each software tester sooner or later asks himself: “Is machine able to replace me?” The answer is: “Nope, it will not happen in the nearest future.” But, despite this, it is hardly possible for anyone to beat a computer; all depends on what activities you are performing and which industry you work in.
In general, according to belief of most testers, you can automate anything only in some way and the rest of the work, should be done with involvement of humans; namely the results of automation must be tested by people who also maintain / update the environment. Thus, computer cannot fully replace a man.
When executing some testing activities, a quality assurance company needs judgment, interaction, validation and, of, course, human touch. Human users prefer getting the products but not computers. Accordingly, test automation stands to reason only to some extent but most of the work is anyway done by people.
In a point of fact, the routine / operational testing activities like data preparation, data entry, product installations, static GUI analyses, repeated regression tests, network messaging / transactions, monitoring issues and logging are possible to automate so that to facilitate the job of testing specialists. From this perspective, test automation is able to simplify workload of testers but it will never replace human resource with computers.
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