The new Hewlett-Packard 8568A spectrum analyzer and associated computer controller and peripherals have been applied to the problem of automated field testing of cable television systems. The automated spectrum analyzer reduces testing time per test point from more than one hour to about 5 minutes. The test program emulates manual testing methods, but future development is expected to develop more optimum testing strategies. The system will be most valuable for testing new systems built under turn-key contracts and for technical audit of systems, particularly in cases of change of ownership. It is expected that automated video waveform testing will be introduced within a year.