Discover the Value of Automated Testing

Aug 182016
The test automation trend is continuing to boom! If you are one of the few not already building automated tests, it’s time to get on board. Continuing to test without making the transition to automation will put a major fork in your company’s software development and deployment processes.

The test automation trend is continuing to boom. If you are one of the few not already building automated tests, it’s time to get on board. Continuing to test without making the transition to automation will put a major fork in your company’s software development and deployment processes.

Top 3 Reasons to Automate Testing

  1. Efficiency: Agile sprints require continuous testing that incorporates user stories, functional testing, and regression testing. It’s impossible to keep up with the speed of Agile sprints through manual testing alone. Automated tests can be run in hours instead of days to give quick feedback on software quality and prevent a growing backlog of bugs that never get fixed.
  2. Effectiveness: No tester enjoys performing repetitive manual tests over and over again. And mistakes can easily be made during monotonous testing. Test automation frees up manual testers to focus their skills on more complex software features not easily automated. They can also use their business domain expertise to discover the really hard-to-find bugs.
  3. Coverage: There is never enough time to perform all of the testing and as project schedules become compressed, test time is cut. Test automation can easily execute hundreds of test cases to increase coverage when time is limited. Automated tests can be run at the same time that manual tests are performed.