Choosing the Right Test Cases for Automation

Pradeep Kumar, Cognizant Technology Solutions

With hopes of reducing testing cost and effort, companies often look to test automation as the cure-all for their problems. However, without clear and practical objectives, a test automation project is bound to fail. One key factor in setting automation objectives is to identify which test cases should be automated and which should remain manual processes. Pradeep G describes a practical methodology to identify the best test cases as candidates for automation. His nine-point decision tree process for selecting test cases examines technical feasibility, execution frequency, component reusability, criticality, effort required for automation, total resource requirements, test case complexity, portability, and execution time. Discover how to achieve significant return on your automation investments by creating test scripts that are amenable to easy execution, reuse, and more.

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