Staying at the top of the technological trend is every organization’s dream. However, staying afloat continues to be a challenge. Testing and QA maintain the delivery cycle, maintaining the quality and efficiency of the software development process. However, few know the importance of Automation Testing.
It is to be noted that there are many companies that give up on automation testing only due to lack of time and money constraints. This, in fact, becomes a part of the poor test strategy, neglected test case generation effort, and delay in testing are some of the other overlooked reasons behind failing testing solutions.
It goes without saying that a company that does not practice automation testing would lack quality, which in turn would affect the customer experience. The overall quality costs is another matter of concern.
Here are a few reasons why Automated Testing should be taken seriously.
Earlier detection of bug:
With automation testing, it becomes easier to detect bugs at the early stages. This not only saves time and money, but also helps in improving the overall speed. It is to be noted that the earlier the bug gets detected, the better.
Reduction in time and cost:
Let’s face the fact! Reduction in time and cost is a myth when it comes to automation testing. It is just the testing way that costs extra. Whenever a test cycle is run, there are certain test cases that need to be configured at various steps and browsers. Otherwise, multiple test cycles can be initiated, but with extra cost and plenty of extra time. Picking up bugs is difficult and gets even more complicated for software development projects.
Automation testing enhances the team’s performance and uplifts their morale:
Once the testing teams get to know how good and confident they feel with automation testing, they would feel more empowered. This will allow them to dedicate more time in other challenging processes.
Enhanced testing accuracy:
It would be embarrassing if a customer or the IT team traces bug after the launch is made. Manual tests can always land up with mistakes. But, automation testing will be free from any mistakes. Moreover, automated tests free testers from the anxiety of getting the test results at the fag end of the process. Moreover, there is no guarantee that the results would be error-free.
It starts working when the manual test stops working:
Automated testing can be carried out in various mediums like mobile, browsers, programs and other related devices. Running multiple test cycles with manual testing can get testers agitated in the long run.
It increases test coverage:
Automated software testing increases the scope of testing and also improves the software quality. Lengthy tests that can often be avoided during manual testing can be run unattended. In fact, they can also be run on different computers with varied configurations. Another factor that makes automation testing convenient is the fact that it can look inside an application and see memory contents, data tables, file contents, and internal program states to determine if the product is behaving as expected. Test automation can easily execute thousands of different test cases, providing coverage that manual tests fail to cover.
Automated QA testing helps developers and testers:
Shared automated tests can be used by developers to trace problems quickly before sending to QA. Tests can run automatically even if the source code changes. The machine notifies the testers and the developers once there is a fail. Features like these are very important and helpful for developers.
To top it all, manual testing cannot assist virtually like automated testing does.
Automated Testing and Devops
Automated testing helps in continuous delivery and businesses, off late, have come to understand that. This is exactly what differentiates it from many other DevOps tools. It is to be noted that DevOps is the mind behind achieving bigger and greater goals. Lack of a complete test automation implies that delivering application on time will take a back seat. Moreover, this affects the changes that organizations have executed to the development and delivery pipeline for the Web application.
It also needs to be noted that continuous delivery of the process is also not possible.
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