RPA Vs. Test Automation
The terms Test Automation and Robotic Process Automation look similar as they both contain 'Automation' and offer the same features of reducing manual labor. But these two are different. Let's get started with the definitions:
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a software robot that can mimic human actions. RPA tools are used to design and deploy these software robots. These tools utilize pre-defined activities and business rules to autonomously execute a combination of tasks, transactions, and processes across software systems. RPA can deliver the desired result without human interaction.
Test Automation is a method in software testing that makes use of specialized tools to control the execution of tests. It further compares the actual results with the predicted ones. Test Automation is performed automatically with little or no interaction from the test engineer. It is an important stage of a development process that is used to add additional testing that may be difficult to perform manually.
Now, let's understand the differences between these two: