For true regression all aspects of the software need to be tested, this means that any automation needs to take in to account UI changes from previous builds. This full content analysis should be created and checked automatically to give the most effective results. This also allows for compatibility checks across both hardware platforms and operating systems.
This is an extract from a whitepaper titled “Top Ten Factors for a Successful Regression Test” which takes you through the key factors that will ensure the best outcome – if all is as it should be and no defects have found their way through – then you have conducted a successful regression test.
Jonathan Pearson is a Customer Success Manager at Original Software.