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hainz
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manual regression testing
      #670341 - 05/04/11 04:46 AM

Hi,

i've read that some people still do regression testing manually.
i think automation is state-of-the-art regarding web-apps like webshops, as there are tools like selenium.
Does anyone does manual regression tests?
if your answer is "sometimes", when do you start writing automated testcases? after a specific number of replays (say after 3 regression-runs)?

Thanks


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Joe StrazzereModerator
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Re: manual regression testing [Re: hainz]
      #670346 - 05/04/11 05:07 AM

Quote:

Does anyone does manual regression tests?



Yes. We do some manual regression testing to augment what we have automated.

Quote:

if your answer is "sometimes", when do you start writing automated testcases? after a specific number of replays (say after 3 regression-runs)?



We begin creating/enhancing our automation during the project itself, and complete it after the project has gone to production but before the next project (as time permits).

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vivek82
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Re: manual regression testing [Re: Joe Strazzere]
      #670454 - 05/05/11 12:29 AM

Hi Tim,

We have also done regression manual testing for some scenarios that cant be automated . Because its not possible to automate 100% functionality using any tool for any application.

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hemei123
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Re: manual regression testing [Re: vivek82]
      #672889 - 05/27/11 01:23 AM

We have also done regression manual testing too.

I was a member of Maintenance Release team, and the product we tested is a C/S structure product. Although most of our test cases are executed by tool, but there are always many failed test cases in both client and server sides. and due to the tight schedule of the project, we often re-execute them manually.

And there are some test cases created in each release according the sprs, these test cases are not covered by automation script, and there is no time/need to create automation script for these sprs, so, the corresponding test cases are executed manually.


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amitbyte
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Re: manual regression testing [Re: hemei123]
      #672900 - 05/27/11 02:16 AM

Using automation you cannot guarantee 100% automation in many projects. So we have to identify test cases that need manual execution.

On starting automation, I think it should not be based on number of regression cycles, but should be based out on how stable is the product.

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sudhinjoshi
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Re: manual regression testing [Re: amitbyte]
      #674042 - 06/07/11 06:41 AM

Automation is not dependant on Regressions.

Technical Feasibility
Complex Design/Developed application are at times hard to Test with Automation. In these cases Stubs/Partial automation is done for efficieny.

Operation Feasibility
Once the automation is done, depending upon the scalability factor maintaining the scrpits is much more costly (Time & Money) than Manual Testing.


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TJLEE
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Re: manual regression testing [Re: sudhinjoshi]
      #674104 - 06/07/11 12:37 PM

Most of exploratory testing is manually (it is impossible to automate 100%).

Sometimes it is faster to implement manual tests as no time for automation (especially in short time projects).

And anyway before automation you need to "play" scenario manually =)

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elixxur
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Re: manual regression testing [Re: TJLEE]
      #674695 - 06/13/11 02:12 PM

I work at an ad agency and it's pretty much impossible to do any sort of automation here. Since testing varies project to project, manual testing is essential!

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hainz
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Re: manual regression testing [Re: elixxur]
      #674936 - 06/15/11 02:15 AM

Thank you for your kind answers

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prajna
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Re: manual regression testing [Re: hainz]
      #716583 - 09/17/12 11:28 PM

when 100% automation cannot be done manual regression testing is preferred . It happens in most of web development companies Software Testing

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rock309
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Re: manual regression testing [Re: prajna]
      #716594 - 09/18/12 03:47 AM

It doesn't matter whether it is manual or automated.

For regression, we select test cases which may be affected by software modification (Ex: Bug fixes)
so, regression test suite includes regular library test cases (which should be tested for each build) and test cases which may be affected it can be either manual or automated.

Correct me if I am wrong!


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