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How important is QTP in automated testing, does only with manaul testing (Test Director) is enough for testing. Or do we require automated tools in each and every projects. What are the different advantages of the QTP?

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How important is QTP in automated testing, does only with manaul testing (Test Director) is enough for testing. Or do we require automated tools in each and every projects. What are the different advantages of the QTP?

Most projects that are being automated should not be because they're not ready to be. Most managers assume that automated functional QUI testing will replace testers. It won't. It just runs the same tests over, and over, and over. When changes are made to the system under test, those changes either break the existing automated tests or they are not covereb by the changes.
Automated functional GUI testing is usually a waste of time.
TestDirector is not used for executing any actual test activity but it is a test management tool used for Requirements Management, Test Plan, Test Lab, and Defects Management. Even if the individual test cases are not automated, TestDirector can make life much easier during the test cycles.
These two are also good reads on the topic:
Automation Myths
Test Automation Snake Oil
You can find information about QTP here:
http://www.mercury.com/us/products/quality-center/functional-testing/...

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