Comparative Study of Software Test Automation Frameworks

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Volume-67 Issue-11
Year of Publication : 2019
Authors : Khalid Eldrandaly, Mahmoud Abd ElLatif, Nora Zaki
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V67I11P216


MLA Style: Khalid Eldrandaly, Mahmoud Abd ElLatif, Nora Zaki. "Comparative Study of Software Test Automation Frameworks" International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology 67.11 (2019):94-105.

APA Style:Khalid Eldrandaly, Mahmoud Abd ElLatif, Nora Zaki. Comparative Study of Software Test Automation Frameworks  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, 67(11),94-105.

Software testing is one of the most critical phases of software development life cycle. The time and cost consumed by software testing are one of the most critical limitations of software testing. The testing process can be done manually or automatically. Recently, software automation testing is applied in many software organizations to guarantee the software quality and to reduce the cost and time consumed in manual testing. Software test automation framework is an independent application which maximizes the automation efforts by facilitating the execution of the automated test scripts. There are many software test automation frameworks (STAFs) are available in the marketplace. The automation testers face a problem in selecting the best STAF that meet their testing requirements. The main objective of this paper is to provide the automation testers with a good understanding of STAFs. This work aims to evaluate each STAF in terms of their scripting approach, features, advantages and disadvantages. Furthermore, it conducts a comparative analysis among STAFs by using the essential parameters of automation projects such Scripting capabilities, time, application size, scripting approach, modularity, scalability, reusability, maintainability, and complexity. This analysis aims to help the testers to select the excellent fit STAF.


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Software testing, automated software testing, STAF, agile methodology, BBD framework