Test automation framework is a collection of tools used by software testing companies with following proper guidelines and set of rules to develop & design the test cases and test scripts, including preparing for the test recording.
Various types of automation frameworks are available to test different mobile, web & desktop-based applications on distinct testing platforms, servers, operating systems like Mac OS and Windows, etc. The rules that are developed for the test automation framework can be coding standards, processes, practices, concepts to handle the test data or safely store the test results. It allows us to test any business niche’s application with automated strategies. It includes several functions from test data, libraries to reusable modules for performing numerous test automation services such as functional testing, unit testing, smoke testing, integration testing, and regression testing.
Types of automation framework in testing:
- Linear Scripting Framework
- Modular Testing Framework
- Keyword-Driven Testing Framework
- Data-Driven Testing Framework
- Behavior Driven Development Framework
- Hybrid Testing Framework
- Test Library Architecture Framework
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