Testing code at the end of a development cycle no longer gives us enough flesh. That’s why test automation is so important.
Agile and DevOps are new models for modern software engineering. This changed how the code was developed, tested and used by businesses and consumers. This means that almost every organization today offers some kind of software (for example, a mobile banking app or an online flight check-in tool).
This is especially true when it comes to testing.
New software versions are delivered faster and more regularly than before. It has become crucial for companies with any level of digital footprint to improve the efficiency and accuracy of their tests to keep up with their competitors.
Testing at every stage of the delivery pipeline, known as continuous testing, is an integral part of how companies operate today. And test automation is the key to your success.
Advantages Of Test Automation
Automation is very important-because there are many advantages to test automation in all types of tests.
Faster Feedback Loop (Quicker Time to Market)
Test automation allows teams to work more closely and efficiently. When Test teams can perform many functional tests on multiple devices in just a few hours, feedback to developers is quick. Developers can then do their job and quickly return the code to the test team. This cannot be done with manual testing.
Accurate test automation will be integrated into a CI (continuous integration) workflow that can be triggered at each code commitment.
Quick feedback should be part of the test in SDLC. The only way to address market changes is through faster release cycles. And test automation allows faster access to the market.
Test automation allows teams to scale their packages and run tests in parallel across multiple devices and operating systems. Manual testing allows each tester to simultaneously test on a single platform and perform only one test.
Test automation also improves test coverage by performing more and different tests such as functional tests, performance and stress tests, unit tests and others on real devices.
With automated testing, a single Test Suite can be launched simultaneously against various devices and operating system versions. This increases coverage and your team’s confidence in the quality of the app. For companies that have customers in different geographies and have to test on different devices or operating systems, this is a huge advantage and time saving.
Reduced Testing Fatigue
Test automation limits the potential for human error — especially for those mind-numbing tests that have to be repeated over and over again.
Faster Bug Discovery
Test automation gives developers the chance to see problems when writing code, not at the end of the code. Encoding in this way helps eliminate duplicate code and makes the code simpler, cleaner, and easier to scale. Test automation allows more tests to be transferred to the build cycle and the beginning of development stages to detect errors as early as possible.
Improved Risk Mitigation
If an automated test fails, the code can be corrected immediately. In this way, automation not only reduces costs, but also helps DevOps administrators make better decisions before releasing software updates.
More Efficient Software and App Testing
Test automation allows testing on multiple platforms in parallel. This is especially beneficial for batch testing at night or other types of time-intensive, high-volume testing.