What is the Difference Between Manual and Automated Testing?

Our employees complete manual testing, as the name suggests. With automated testing, test cases may be executed, or exploratory techniques may be used with tools, scripts, and software. Manual testing requires creativity, perseverance, pattern perception, and exploration.

Iterators performs manual testing with several different approaches, depending on your needs. We can execute test cases–although expensive to create–and our testers are experienced at structured exploratory testing, reducing the requirement for managed test plans. Exploratory testing allows us to maximize our creativity to delve into the areas perceived to have the most significant risk or involve newly developed features.

Automated testing is well-suited for our employees with STEM backgrounds who can create well-structured programs to perform robust tests that continue to work as new features are added. We use such testing tools as Selenium, Appium, Applitools, and TestComplete. We can also use our skills with additional tools that you may have in-house.

We use the MoSCoW approach to automation in which we work together to identify what Must be, Should be, Could be and Will be automated. This results in overall savings for regression tests by automating the relevant parts and leaving specific areas for manual regression tests.

Each project will be designed around a customized approach based on your needs. For example, one of our approaches is to use the Page Object methodology for Selenium tests and integrate it with Applitools for performing sophisticated visual checks of websites. This technique can verify that Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, etc., provide consistent displays of your website. We will also run these tests in parallel using the cross-browser testing environment available with SmartBear.

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