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Use for questions involving problems with automated tests. Relevant for designing test automation, debugging test automation, automation tooling questions, and questions about when it is appropriate to automate. Questions regarding specific tools should tag those tools as well.


Test Automation is the process of writing software act on the application in test. The classic use of test automation is to use a software framework to execute a defined set of automated tests, usually in the form of a regression test suite.

Other common uses of test automation include performance tests, security scans, automation-assisted penetration testing, automated data generation, fuzz testing, and unit testing.

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The automated-testing tag is relevant to questions about the design, creation, debugging, execution, and analysis of any test automation. Tools and frameworks used, such as Selenium, HPQC, TestComplete, AutoIT, etc. should be tagged as well.