Benefits and Types of Modular Automation Testing Frameworks

Automation Testing Frameworks
A Modular Automation Testing Framework is one of the most basic type of automation framework. In Modular Automation Framework, each business module/functionality is separated out and handled independently. It is also known as ‘Test Script Modularity Framework’.

The Modular Automation Testing Framework requires the creation of small, independent scripts that represent modules, sections, and functions of the application-under-test (AUT). These small scripts are then used in a hierarchical fashion to construct larger tests, realizing a particular test case. 


  • Reduced Automation time: The modular automation testing approach streamlines testing efforts, resulting in more efficient automation processes.
  • Enhanced Performance: Compared to traditional recording and playback methods, the Modular Automation Testing Framework boasts higher performance levels.
  • Execution and Debugging Made Easier: With this framework, you can execute and debug components simultaneously during the development phase.


While the this framework offers numerous advantages, it does have a few drawbacks to consider:

  • Limited Keyword Usage: The modular framework tends to have less emphasis on keywords, potentially impacting certain testing techniques like data-driven testing.
  • Lower Performance than Advanced Frameworks: When compared to more modern frameworks such as the Keyword Driven, the Modular Automation Testing Framework may exhibit lower performance levels.

Types of Modular driven Framework

  1.  Test Script Modularity Framework: Modular Automation Testing Framework enables creation of Small, Independent Scripts representing  Modules & Functions of the Application under Test (AUT).
  2. Test Library Architecture Framework: It enables creation of Library Files representing Modules & Functions of the Application under Test (AUT)

By leveraging the advantages and understanding the types of Modular Automation Testing Frameworks, testers can optimize their automation efforts and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their testing processes.

Remember, embracing the right framework for our specific needs is essential for successful automation testing. So, we must explore the possibilities of Modular Automation Testing Frameworks and choose the approach that aligns best with our requirements and objectives.

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  1. Anonymous

    Hi Amita,

    I have gone thru all your articles in this site, they are good and useful.
    Could you provide more information on Modular driven frame work.
    Thanks in advance!


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