What are the modules of an automation testing framework?
An automation testing framework is responsible for creating a test harness with a mechanism to connect with the application under test, take input from a file, execute the test cases and generate the reports for test execution.
Modules of automation testing framework:
Test Assertion Tool: This tool will provide assert statements for testing the expected values in the application under test.
Data Setup: Each test case needs to take the user data either from the database or from a file or embedded in the test script. Frameworks data module should take care of the data intake for test scripts and the global variables.
Build Management Tool: Framework needs to be built and deployed for the use of creating test scripts.
Continuous integration tool: With CICD (continuous integration and continuous development) in place, continuous integration tool is required for integrating and deploying the changes done in the framework at each iteration.
Reporting tool: A reporting tool is required to generate a readable report after the test cases are executed for a better view of the steps, results, and failures.
Logging tool: The logging tool in framework helps in better debugging of the error and bugs.