When is Automation testing useful? Which test cases to Automate?

It is impossible to automate all test cases, so it is important to determine which ones to be automated first. There are some top candidates like:

  • Repetitive tasks are primary candidates. Not only are those tasks boring, but they’re often the ones where mistakes are most common.
  • Tests that require multiple data sets. Rather than manually typing in all the information into fields, automate the process to read in information from a data source, and automatically type it into the respective forms.
  • Tests that run on several different hardware or software platforms and configurations.
  • Manually exporting bulk of data, crunching the numbers, and making detailed graphs is time-consuming. You can invest in a tool or automation strategy that will do the task for you.