User acceptability testing (UAT) is your final line of defense before releasing software to clients with the assurance that it meets all requirements. The importance of UAT goes without saying. But should it also be automated? And can UAT be efficiently automated?
The software development industry is aware that these are challenging questions since UAT automation has both advantages and disadvantages. This article outlines the advantages of both UAT automation and manual UAT to assist you in making the best choice for your software testing.
What Is UAT automation?
UAT automation is when you and your quality assurance (QA) team employ written tests that execute automatically within an automated testing solution. By executing an automated test, your team will receive a binary result indicating whether or not the software’s real performance matches the expected outcomes. It may only require a “yes” or “no” response.
Automated testing, as opposed to manual testing, can be a useful instrument. One of the main advantages of UAT automation is that it can simulate repetitive processes in a consistent, rapid, and accurate manner. In other words, you should not worry about a UAT automation test computer becoming “bored” or experiencing test fatigue.
Comparing Manual Testing to Automated Testing
Instead of viewing automated testing and manual testing as a “either/or” choice, the TestMonitor team has observed clients successfully combining the two approaches.
Listed below are some of the benefits each alternative brings to your UAT process:
Manual User Acceptance Testing’s Strengths
- Actual testers can build and execute test scripts that accommodate more complex or subjective requirements or findings beyond simple “yes” or “no” answers.
- Manual testing encompasses usability testing and other sorts of software testing. It permits the examination of fonts, menu types, reports, workflow logic, and more.
- Manual testers are able to discover problems, issues, flaws, and solutions, whereas automated testing only produces a binary result.
- Testers can verify “softer” requirements, such as adherence to branding guidelines, and integration. Customization capabilities, and the ability to generate ad hoc reports or workflows.
- Manual testers can assist in identifying software usage scenarios that the QA team may not have considered.
The Benefits of Automated User Acceptance Testing
- Tests can be done repeatedly and rapidly, regardless of tester availability or exhaustion.
- Platforms for automated testing enable high availability, reusability, and precision.
- Tests enable binary-based testing of requirements and script-based testing of load and stress.
- The offered test scripts exhibit excellent levels of accuracy and precision due to automation.
So, which UAT should you choose?
Automated and manual testing offer different lists of benefits. Therefore, it makes sense to integrate the most advantageous aspects of each. In either case, though, software testing teams will require the organization and adaptability of a test management solution to simplify testing.
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