It is widely understood that manually generated test data is inadequate for all but the most trivial of testing. One reason is labor cost. Not only does it require an extensive amount of manual labor, but also requisite knowledge for producing meaningful test data is often high. Consequently, high cost personnel are often relied upon to produce this test data. For the business, it is more cost effective to focus them on activities that are more profitable. To control labor costs, a form of automatic generation of test data is clearly needed.
Download the pdf to read more. Acceletest: Obfuscated vs. Manufactured Data Whitepaper