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What's the Difference between Test Automation and RPA?

Both Test Automation and RPA are here to take over repetitive and boring tasks; but how are they different? 

Comparing Test Automation and RPA

RPA and test automation can seem quite similar, if you haven’t been working closely with both. The automation tools can be used across a wide range of departments – only your imagination sets the limits. 

By taking a look at how Robotics Process Automation (RPA) is defined, we found similarities with the concept of visual GUI / UI test automation. The most substantial difference is in the environment.

[Download the factsheet on how to analyze test automation results here]

Get the facts

In the following, we have outlined similarities and differences to clarify which type of automation you should be using – and what you should be using them for.  

This factsheet contains information about the scope of each automation tool, a table of similarities and an outline of differences.

Download the fact sheet to gain more in-depth knowledge about how to:

  • Use the different automation tools
  • Select the right automation tool
  • Divide the automation environments

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Claus Topholt
Claus Topholt
CTO and co-founder of LEAPWORK.

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