How to Decide Automated or Manual Testing - Software Testing

How to Decide Automated or Manual Testing - Software Testing

15 Feb 2016
How to Decide Automated or Manual Testing - Software Testing

Automated testing and manual testing are the two major categories of testing that cover vast areas of quality testing. Both types have specific methods available, such as integration testing, load testing, black box testing, white box testing, performance testing, and so on. Some of these methods work flawlessly with manual testing and some with automated testing. Let’s take a look at the both positive as well as negative aspects of both the forms of testing that will help to decide which type of testing one should opt for:

Manual testing is not the most reliable one because there are also possibilities for human error. On the contrary, automated testing is considered more reliable because it is done by tools and scripts.

Manual testing is executed by human resources, hence, it’s a time-consuming process. Automated testing on the other hand is quick because they did by software.

In manual testing, investment needs to be done on the human resource and for automated testing, the investment needs to be made on the purchase of software tools. In simple words, we can say that manual testing is more cost-effective compared to automated testing.

Manual testing is highly flexible when testing different scenarios. Whereas, automated testing takes more time to set up, which doesn’t allow you to test ideas quickly and easily.

Manual testing is the best option when test cases are run either once or twice. It does go well with the situation that calls for running the test cases frequently and repeatedly. On the contrary, automated testing is the best-suited option when the test cases are run repeatedly over a long time period.

Both forms of testing are useful for testing different scenarios. Cryptex Technologies follow the manual as well as automated testing wherever required. They know to maintain a perfect equilibrium between the two.


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