Benefits of Test Automation
A few years ago, test automation was done manually. This was very cumbersome as it required a large number of people to perform time consuming test procedures. Due to the complexity and size of today’s software applications, manual testing has become a thing of the past. Automated test procedures allow faster execution of repetitive work so that the personnel can perform other responsibilities.
1. Saves time
I am sure you agree with me that manual test automation is tedious, since testing is done repetitively. Test automation simply eliminates the ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œ’read time” or ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œ’think time” required for manual interpretation of processes. Automated tests are more efficient as they execute tasks faster and are effective at performing stress/ load testing.
2. Reduces testing costs
Automated testing methods also help to reduce testing costs. The reason why manual tests are expensive is that they require additional personnel to do the tests manually, which is tedious and time consuming. On the other hand, automated processes replicate their tests using one computer, helping to reduce testing costs.
3. Consistent tests
Automation allows organizations to do repeatable and consistent test. When they deploy application across different software or hardware platforms, benchmark of standard tests are created on new platforms to improve their consistency.
4. Better data analysis
Automated testing mechanisms also provide convenient test analysis and report. These reports are effective as they produce a standardized result, thereby allowing better interpretation of outcomes. On the other hand, manual methods necessitate usage of self-document testing.
5. Improved productivity gains
The results obtained through automated testing encourage organizations to test their applications more often. Greater application testing prevents the risk of developing malfunctioning software or non-complaint applications.
Due to increase in business requirements as well as software specification, more complexity is involved which increases maintenance costs.