What are the main attributes of test automation?

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Rajeshwar Gongalla

  • Mar 22nd, 2005

1. If you have to run a set of tests repeatedly, automation is a huge win for you 2. It gives you the ability to run automation against code that frequently changes to catch regressions in a timely manner 3.It gives you the ability to run automation in mainstream scenarios to catch regressions in a timely manner (see What is a Nighlty) 4. Aids in testing a large test matrix (different languages on different OS platforms). 5. Automated tests can be run at the same time on different machines, whereas the manual tests would have to be run sequentially.


  • Apr 1st, 2005

Repeatability, Programmability, Reliability are the imp attributes

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  • Jun 1st, 2005

for test automation, impact and criticality are the main attributes

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  • Sep 9th, 2005

software test automation attributes : 
Maintainability - the effort needed to update the test automation suites for each new release 
Reliability - the accuracy and repeatability of the test automation 
Flexibility - the ease of working with all the different kinds of automation test ware 
Efficiency - the total cost related to the effort needed for the automation 
Portability - the ability of the automated test to run on different environments 
Robustness - the effectiveness of automation on an unstable or rapidly changing system 
Usability - the extent to which automation can be used by different types of users  


  • Oct 19th, 2005


                      What are the main attributes of test automation?

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Bindu Puvvala

  • Oct 20th, 2005

Attributes are nothing but the characteristics of test automation. They include:-

1) Automation involves recording the user actions and setting the checkpoints into a test script, so that it can be played back later on, each time when regression test has to be performed.

2) Only manually passed tests can be automated.

3) Use of automation is lies in Data-Driven testing, Regression Testing and Performance testing.

4) Some tests like Usability test, Exploratory test can never be automated. Automating tests like End-to-end testing, is often less wise.

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  • Oct 27th, 2005




4.Relentlessness(Not becoming tired)

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