Is Automation Testing Really Testing!
Hey there! To all the techie testers there this might be absurd for You that Automation Testing is not really Testing. Lot of testing gurus believe that Automation Testing is not real Testing rather its checking the Application.
Testing involves thorough thinking out of box while as a scripted test will do only what it has been asked to do. I am not against that, my only concern is that what should a real tester focus on?. During my career I have seen techie testers focusing more on modification of the scripts they are developing rather than trying to improve the quality of app they have to test. Also at the end of the day humans are gonna use the app rather than bots or scripts. So for real testing we need real humans that is we.
Automation is helpful for testers when he has to test same functionality again and again. Thereby he can create a regression suite and run it whenever needed. But again that script needs to be maintained whenever new code fixes are done for the app under test.
A good tester should rather think about all the permutations and combinations, try to break the app, think negative ,challenge the app so that quality of app is never compromised.
A good tester should put himself in the boots of the end user and test the app in that perspective, try to increase product knowledge by hook or by crook. At the end of the day Its Quality of the product that is built that matters. Please feel free to comment your thoughts on this.
Thanks, happy testing:)