My question is intended to those QA shops which follow the paradigm of writing manual tests and automating them. Though I know that many QA shops don't agree to this paradigm at all.
Given the situation that you don't have access to fancy test management tool and you are automating manual tests written in spread sheet, Google Doc etc. How do you keep track of test which have been automated? Do you add a news column in spread sheet with
not automated status. Or any other mechanism which makes it easy for others to have a glance and find out the if a certain test case is automated or not.
Hence the objective is not to find how many test cases have been automated but to be able to quickly detect whether a certain test case is automated or not. For example if login with right user name and password does not work then how quickly can some one find whether this test case is automated or not?