Regression testing is one of those ways, wherein all test cases are re-executed after an existing bug is fixed or a CR(change requirement) is deployed in production environment. Simply put, we make sure that along with any new change that we bring in, the previous functionality of the application must remain intact.
This testing delivers a sense of confidence and accomplishment to a developer that the changes made are working as they should be without altering any feature.
It also helps in generating a proper documentation.
It is performed in 2 ways i.e Manual and Automated. Automated Regression testing is preferable. As it is less time consuming than the manual when applied on programs of high complexity. Also, there are times when service providers come across outages where a broken functionality is affecting a large number of their customers and in few critical scenarios an immediate change or fix is needed to come across the challenge being faced.
Thus, if we have thousands of test cases, it’s better to create automation test scripts for the test cases which are performed after every deployment to provide flexibility to the idea of bringing such immediate change.
Since we are living in a mobile first world it would be better to know regression testing strategies for mobile web pages.
Regression Testing is a type of testing that is done to verify that a code change in the software does not impact the existing functionality of the product. This is to make sure the product works fine with new functionality, bug fixes, or any change in the existing feature. This test is very important when there is a continuous change/improvement added to the application. The new functionality should not negatively affect the existing tested code.
Regression is required to find the bugs that occurred because of a change in the code. If this testing is not done, the product might get critical issues in the live environment and that indeed can lead the customer into trouble.
QAppAssure is worth a try if you are looking for tools that can automatically record and display test metrics. If you are interested in knowing the impact you have had after switching to automation tests, then simply check on how many human resources the entire process of automating tests involved and how many days did it take to test your product.