Automation testing software Vs Manual testing – a Comparison

by Bqurious Test Automation Consultant

There are a million reasons that support the argument on why software testing is an integral aspect during its development process. A number of reasons contribute to the reasons for conducting tests on new software. The primary cause for software test management is identifying possible errors and debugging of the software accordingly. It is imperative to understand what kind of errors are to be detected from the software, is its coding errors, integration errors, software bugs or any other type of error. Errors in the software are to be identified and removed after implementing various testing or debugging methods. Use of these testing methods forms an integral part of software testing and by extension the success of the project.

Broadly, the market offers two methods, manual and automation testing software. Now let us look at how effective are two methods of testing software and whether one methodology aces over the other in terms of accuracy and reliability. In automated testing, one needs to develop testing scripts and tools that have the capacity to execute desired action in the user environment. The second procedure in the process is to compare the actual outcome with the desired or standardized results. In comparison to manual testing, automation tests are much more feasible and considered a quality tool in software development.

Perhaps, the top most reason for its popularity can be attributed to feature of running the tests over and over again without any hassle or effort. The process is quick and can be conducted during any time as per demand and requirement. Moreover, there is a need for software testing multiple times. With automated features, these tests can be done as many times one requires with incurring any additional cost. Furthermore, when compared with manual testing, the outcomes from automated ones are far more reliable.   

An essential fact about manual testing, many developers tend to ignore that when the test are repeated, after a number of times, the manual tester is likely to become oblivious to some errors and bugs. This in turn allows the errors to pass through the test without being checked or corrected. With automation testing, the process becomes quite faster and comprehensive in comparison.

Manual testing of software has drawbacks of its own. Firstly, the cost of hiring a manual tester is higher in comparison. Moreover, a trained manual tester is quite hard to find as this profile is requires high degree of skill and knowledge. Manual testing is traditional and labor-based, thus requires a sizeable investment from the company to ensure the software is tested thoroughly and implemented without any room for error or bugs.        

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