Yesterday, I came across a simple case study .This story explains how they overcome their testing problems (created with old manual testing practices).It’s a great idea to buy the tool and let some manual people free from our project. Dude, I have to reduce cost and time!!
First thing I saw on the page is the title of the story (which I like personally):
“XXX replaces manual testing with our tool XXX”
Manual tester work very (very) slow. They will read test document, create test case, execute it, and analyze it, create bug (gy) reports, this cost too much. Everyone kept my machines busy. They take a lot of time. Why not automate all their work?
(Why not automate everything? It’s the question asked by a smart developer at VodQA conference at Thoughworks,Pune . Wow, he is exactly at his point!!)
I read the testimonial which says,
“The need for automated testing of these applications was growing rapidly, especially since our test cases were increasing in numbers……”
That’s true in my case.
Some of the Favorite quotes in the case study are
- …..that is when we decided to change to test automation to free as many testing resources as possible.”
- XXX receives a lot of awards and reviews in magazines, plus the price of the product was very competitive compared to other products on the market.
So Finally I called the Marketing team of the tool and asked them if they can offer us demo. (I am going to buy it anyhow)
Moral of the story: Testers and Test management have forgotten to appreciate their own colleagues and consider processes and tools help them meet their goals.
( 1. Don’t read the case studies made by people who don’t understand what the testing is.
2. If you don’t know the testing, whether you do manual or automation testing, it doesn’t matter.
3. Don’t try to learn testing, from Testing Tool. )
– Riyaj Shaikh.
2. Testers & their passion for test automation by Pradeep Soundararajan.
3. Test Automation Snake Oil by James Bach (PDF)