What Are Pitfalls of Automated Testing?
It is commonly known that any mobile testing, desktop testing or web site testing can hardly be performed without automation.
Automated testing is very useful. It helps to save time and efforts and increases efficiency of software testing. But use of automated testing programs demands considering all the project peculiarities and careful estimation of reasonability of the testing programs application.
Hidden Dangers of Utilizing Automated Testing Programs Are:
1. Forgetting the Aim of Testing Process
When an instrument is bought or elaborated it may take much time and efforts to adjust it to the project. Frequently a software testing company spends more time on the instrument adjustments than on the software testing at the beginning.
Testers may get carried away by the testing program and forget that their main objective is to check the system.
So, when utilizing automated testing programs one should remember that the programs are part of the software testing process but not more important than the software testing itself.
2. Automated Testing Programs May Operate Not as Anticipated
Despite careful elaboration and testing an automated testing program may contain errors and function incorrectly. It can take a lot of time and efforts to discover and fix them. Such incidents reduce efficiency of any web site testing, desktop testing or mobile application testing.
3. Off-The-Shelf Testing Tools Often Are Not as Effective as Expected
There are many automated testing programs on the market. Vendors always assure that their tools are suitable for your project. But off-the-shelf testing tools are not customized.
For example, an instrument can capture tester’s keystrokes and on their basis create code that repeats tester’s action. Received testing program needs considerable modifications to become efficient and reusable.