Test Automation - Embrace changes quickly with no operational interruption

Enterprises are facing the general and complicated nature of Quality Assurance (QA) programs with limited budget, tight schedules and knowledgeable resources. In the current digital transformation world, delivery requires continuous Integration and development. This approach is only successful when applications and products can continuously execute regression testing to meet customer expectations for quality and provide a faster go to market approach.

Manual testing strategies can quickly become time consuming, resource intensive and costly. Test automation helps to validate new development and helps to identify the impact to the existing functionality with clearly defined business cases. Test automation brings agility and speed to test cycles without compromising quality.

Test automation enables:

  • Improved consistency and reliability of testing deliverables by minimizing common manual testing errors thus increasing the test coverage
  • Reduces regression testing cycle times significantly making the test process more effective and efficient.
  • Immediate ROI and benefits realization which helps to mitigate initial infrastructure / resource cost quickly

How to Avoid Test Automation Pitfalls?

  • Don’t Automate everything! Let your business requirements dictate the most critical items to automate
  • Test automation can’t replace UI or Exploratory tests for specific Use cases
  • Focus on critical business functionality and include testing for scenarios that are repetitive, prone to human error or require larger data sets.
  • Identify the right automation tools that best match the project technical stack

Organizations should evaluate comparative analysis of the features ( Eg: Product Tech Stack, Support level, Maintainability) before choosing the right automation tool.