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Test Automation Tools to the Rescue of Manual Testers

May 29, 2013

During a conversation we had recently within the team, the point under debate was: Is a Software Tester’s job boring? Those Test Engineers engaged in manual testing agreed unequivocally with that statement but the Test Automation Engineers did not. On delving deeper in to the causes, manual testers cited the fact that they had to do repeat the same tests with different sets of data and across different builds. Over time, this becomes a monotonous job especially for manual regression testing.

Test Automation Engineers, shrugged their shoulders and said, “Big Deal. Automate!” The problem as always in most software testing set-ups is that manual test engineers are not programmers while test automation requires a good amount of programming.

That is one of the problems that TestingWhiz provides a solution for. It helps both Manual Test Engineers as well as Automation Engineers in the sense that the tester need not have any knowledge about programming and can still perform data driven testing to make everybody’s life a bit easier without sacrificing quality end results.

Here’s how:

TestingWhiz is specifically designed for cloud and web applications test automation. Let us assume that you already have a script ready in TestingWhiz and you want to make it Data Driven. You can follow these 5 simple steps:

1)Once the Test Script is ready, define a Placeholder

Defining Placeholder

2) Define the name of the placeholder and a number of columns that you want to use with their default value.

No. of columns with Default values

3) Insert the data sets that you want to use during test execution.

Insert Data Sets

4) Insert a loop in the test script to make the script data-driven. Also, select the name of the placeholder from the dropdown in the value field for the “Loop Start” operation.

Inserting a loop

5) Select the value from the dropdown that you want to use from your Data table.

Select value from data tabe

Your test script is data driven now. You can execute this script on any browser via automated browser testing and see the report to ensure that number of iterations will depend upon the number of rows on the data table.

TestingWhiz also allows you to import test data from Excel sheet. Try out TestingWhiz today.


TestingWhiz is committed to provide an innovative and automated software testing solution to the global enterprises and software companies for their web, mobile and cloud applications.


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