The process of testing software functionality and meeting the requirements of its creators is known as test automation. This is accomplished by another program, which controls the execution of the test.
The developers will receive the results and be able to compare them with the desired outcome and any preconditions they set before the test.
They can speed up the process and do other productive things with the help of the test automation tool. Manual testing is not an option. They must be present at the computer in order to observe how the software reacts to different situations.
Automating tasks such as the installation of the product and the creation of test data can be done with the help of test automation software.
This includes GUI interaction, detection of defects, defect logging, and the detection of any problems. These are just a few of the things you should check when automating tests.
When selecting test automation software, the first thing to consider is the independence of the platform and operating system. No matter what OS you use, it should be compatible with other operating systems.
An automation tool can be very expensive. It is not worth spending money on another program to be able to use it on a system with UNIX.
It is a good idea to have a test automation tool that allows you to log in and debug the program. It should be version control-friendly and easily customizable. It should allow integration with other tools using the open API programming interfaces.