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The Pros and Cons of Keyword-driven Testing

TestFortExpert by TestFortExpert on 03/5/2013

The Pros and Cons of Keyword-driven Testing

Software testing methodology Keyword-driven testing or table-driven testing goes for both automated and manual testing. This method separates the test creation process into two distinct stages: a stage of design and development and an execution stage.

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When carrying out test automation projects “from scratch”, the development of framework based on the principles of Keyword-driven approach is usually recommended.

Simultaneous training will allow your staff to refine and develop a framework covering automated tests by themselves.
As of today Keyword-driven frameworks is the most technologically advanced decision by cost-working hours-effectiveness.

The advantages of such framework include:

There are following disadvantages of the framework:

The requirements for qualification of specialists, covering the system with autotests, reduce significantly. The skills needed to work with MS Excel will be enough. That’s why for many testing & QA teams this solution can become a panacea.

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