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Manual vs. Automated Testing

Testing

It is a process used to evaluate the functionality of a software application with an intent to find whether the developed software met the specified requirements or not. It is also used to identify defects and ensure the product is a quality product. There are two types of software testing, Manual and Automation testing.

Manual Testing

Type of testing where the test cases are executed manually by the QA Analysts. Checks all the essential features of the software application. It is performed to find defects in software under development. There are many tools used for manual testing. Testpad is an example of a manual testing tool.

Advantages

  • More reliable than automation
  • Limited cost
  • Exploratory testing can be done
Types of manual testing

Automation Testing

A process of testing the software application using an automation tool. The testers write code or scripts and test cases using the automation tool and then group into test suites to execute the test cases automatically. The goal is to complete test execution in lesser time. Even though all works are performed automatically, it requires some manual effort for creating testing scripts initially. Tools used for automation testing are,

  • Selenium
  • Cypress
  • UFT
  • Katalon Studio
  • TestComplete
Steps followed for automation process

Advantages

  • Increases Productivity
  • Saves Money
  • Reduces testing time
  • Increases testing coverage
  • Greater consistency

Parameter

Manual Testing

Automated Testing

Definition

Test cases are executed by human tester and software

Uses automation tools to execute test cases

Accuracy

Lower Accuracy

Higher accuracy because of computer-based testing

Processing time

Time-consuming

Significantly faster than manual testing

Reliability

Possibility of human errors are there, not accurate

It is used by tools and scripts, so reliable method

Exploratory testing

Possible in manual testing

Does not allow random testing

Set up

Need more test execution setup

Requires less complex test execution setup

Why Application Testing is important in Healthcare

Healthcare is one of the most developed sectors in the world of technology. Healthcare applications help doctors to view the live patient data, store the patient records and remotely view the patient’s condition using video call. So application testing is important to ensure the quality of the product and effective performance of the software application.

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