Gone are the days when testers used to sit before computers to execute hundreds of test cases. The life of a tester has been changed so much with the invention of QA analysts used to execute test cases manually to discover bugs in a software application. Although manual testing is less expensive when compared to the amount we spend on setting up the automation testing environment and the tools, the manual tests are not so reliable as it involves humans in the process. Also, the testers were unable to re-use testcases in manual testing and had to do repetitive tasks by themselves.
Thanks to automation testing and automation testing tools, testers don’t need to spend long hours testing repetitive tasks. Here is how the tester’s life has changed over the years and after the invention of automation testing.