Manual regression checks are a part of a team’s overall quality strategy, but often the testers value is diminished due to the level of effort in creating, executing and tracking their status. The testing industry is evolving from simple repetition of extensive scripts to emphasize the value of the experience and intuition of smart testers through exploratory or guided testing.
Manual test scripts often require a lot of time for setup and configuration before the true testing begins. If you’re logged in as a user on a blog post and testing blog commenting, you first need to create a blog owner, a blog, a blog post as that user and then a test user all to simply test the actual comment.
It’s not uncommon to spend ten minutes doing setup work for a test that takes only a few moments to complete. Advanced testers often cobble together utilities and small scripts to perform these set-up actions.
The Test Studio Fast Forward feature lets you quickly accomplish the same tasks within one consolidated environment. Have an existing test that does the set-up steps you need? Bring it into your manual test. Need to write some code to handle database initialization or system configuration? You can do that too.
Many organizations scatter their test scripts across multiple documents. This makes it both time consuming and difficult to tally large numbers of test pass results from track test execution and metrics reporting.
Test Studio greatly simplifies manual test case management. Just import test cases stored in Excel into Test Studio where you easily group them into lists. With no more consolidating stats from multiple Excel sheets, you quickly track results of test list runs.
Bring your manual tests into Test Studio to easily manage them in version control.