Greetings, fellow testers. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Manual Testing using Test Studio. As I pointed out, brining your existing manual tests into Test Studio is a great way to get started, and provides a better platform for reporting results over time than simple spreadsheets normally do.
Your next step might be to take advantage of Test Studio's automation to ease your way through actually performing the manual tests. You probably have many tests that begin with the same set of instructions - log on, navigate to a particular page, perhaps creating some data - before you get to the actual page or items you need to validate. This is an excellent place to start automating.
Create yourself a new test, in the same project. This would be an automated test, and would just include the steps to log on, navigate, and setup data. Then you can replace all those steps in your manual test with this automation, using Test Studio's Fast Forward feature. You can then concentrate on the visual inspection which is more easily done via our original testing equipment — the Mark One Eyeball.
We've got a video on Telerik TV showing this. Give it a try and let us know how it works for you
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