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Jul 2 2008   5:00PM GMT

Who wants to be an automater?

Sentinel627 Greg Annen Profile: Sentinel627


Modern commercial test tools claim that it is easier than ever for a QA person with manual testing expertise to create and execute automated tests. But who really wants to become a developer of automated scripts? Why put in all that effort when you’ve already got a good thing going?

Take the quiz below and see where YOU stand!

Who Wants To Be An Automater?

Multiple-Choice Questions:

Q1: “Test automation is a software development effort.”

[ ] True
[ ] False

Q2: On a scale of 1 to 5, please rate your skills as a developer. _____

1. newbie: a mouse is an animal that eats cheese
2. not sure: do formulas in spreadsheets count?
3. have written small programs that actually run – sometimes
4. write .NET, Java, ASP, VB, vbscript, etc., code every day
5. hacker : will pass this test even if I don’t take it (heh)

Q3: Which of the following is not a type of testing? _____

1. Requirements
2. Unit
3. Ad Hoc
4. Exploratory
5. Operational
6. Integration
7. Performance
8. Functional
9. Boundary
10. Fuzzing
11. System
12. User Acceptance
13. Regression
14. Taste

Q4: Manual test cases have little or no relationship to test cases for automation.

[ ] True
[ ] False

Essay Questions:

E1: Define Testing

E2: Define Test Automation:

Give up? Answers will be discussed in future postings.

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  • Sentinel627
    Hint: Q3 is a trick question!
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