Think fast! How much are repetitive manual tests costing you by the hour? By the day, week and year? Probably a lot. Certain manual testing techniques have their place in the software development lifecycle. But overall, automation is winning the day. A well-designed automation framework can boost your team’s productivity, help you release at lightning speed and, best of all, cut a big chunk off of your testing budget.
But plenty of skeptics remain. Some product companies still shy away from automated testing services. Today, we’re going to turn them into believers. Here is a crash course on automated testing and why it’s worth it:
It saves a ton of time
Making a super-skilled QA engineer perform tests manually is like making them wade through molasses. Skip that altogether by utilizing the technology at your disposal! Tools, programs and scripts allow you to create rapidly repeatable automated tests that can be performed in any environment or platform. Manual testing used to take days - automation cuts that down to mere hours.
It’s more reliable
You can depend on the uniformity of automated tests. Why? Because there’s no manual intervention required, and your tests don’t change unless your functionality does. Running quick, consistent functional tests is a necessity for companies who are always under pressure to release fast.
It’s easy to maintain
Modularity equals convenience. Automated test scripts are written in a programming language, which means that they can be changed to accommodate any revised code. Learn more about automation's perks in one of our previous blog posts.
It boosts coverage and cuts cost
Automated tests can be executed across any environment and platform simultaneously. This way, you won’t be paying for manual testers to do time-consuming work when their skills would be best used completing a more pressing task.
It can handle heavier data loads
Need to simulate thousands of users to work out possible kinks in your next release? Automation can help. It makes complex simulation testing possible so you can conduct strategic, targeted load testing to ensure that your product is stable.
So, did we convince you? We hope so!
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