Websites and mobile apps should work flawlessly, which is why testing is an inevitable part of a developer’s routine. Testing can be automatic or manual. We will discuss the differences between these two types of testing in this post.

 

The biggest difference between manual and automation testing is who executes the test case. Manual testing requires analysts and engineers to be heavily involved in the various stages of the development and launch of the product under test. In automated testing, testers have to write scripts that run the tests automatically.

MANUAL VS AUTOMATIC TESTING

Automated testing

Automation testing involves testers writing test scripts that run tests automatically. There are many advantages to automated testing;

  • More testing in less time. This is by far the biggest advantage of automated testing over manual testing. This is why choosing automated testing increases productivity. Automated testing was developed primarily to solve the problem of manual testing – lack of time. And this problem is becoming more and more acute as the volume of work requiring testing in IT grows at a tremendous rate.
  • Fewer manual tasks. Anyone who has ever done manual testing knows how much repetitive work is involved. However, automated testing also requires manual work (the tester has to create the basis for the test scenario), but it is incomparably less. Scripts are written with programming languages such as JAVA or Python, and most importantly, they can be used more than once.
  • More testing. Automated testing allows for better results because it can detect more bugs per test. Unlike manual testing, automated testing allows you to test an entire app, device, or software at once. With a higher testing volume, you can be more productive!

MANUAL VS AUTOMATIC TESTING 2

Manual testing

Manual testing is very hands-on. There are times when a tester needs to know the whole testing process and pay attention to the smallest details. This can only be done by doing everything yourself from the beginning to the end of the testing process. Sometimes the testing process is so complex that different scenarios need to be tested and changed during the process. The possibilities of automated testing are now really big and growing, but sometimes there are situations where automated testing programs find bugs that don’t exist, and then the testers have even more work to do trying to figure out whether the bug they found is correct or not.

 

So, while there are still situations where manual testing is unavoidable, automated testing is what more testers are choosing to deal with large volumes of tasks and to detect as many bugs as possible.

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