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Putting Automation to Work to Check for Problems
Every time your software code is modified, it needs to be tested to ensure quality. As your codebase grows and you add new functionality, manual testing becomes inefficient and costly. Automated testing uses software to test software, making it the most appropriate type of testing when a product changes often but has large functionality.
Automated testing starts by writing a program that simulates thousands of executed commands in the same order. Each time your software doesn’t perform to your specifications, the program records the exact command that caused the anomaly. Once you correct the problem in the codebase, you run the very same set of commands to verify that your fix was successful.
Test automation is not the answer to all of your software testing challenges. However, test automation services have become an important part of most testing strategies.
Why Automated Testing?
Automation testing is for every organization creating apps across web, mobile, or enterprise desktop platforms that require frequent testing. It is especially useful for testing efforts that are either very extensive or consist of several testing cycles. Automated testing can supplement the manual testing process and provide valuable insight in a fast, objective way resulting in a reduction of testing cost by up to 40% and a reduction in test times by up to 20%.
Automated testing is an extremely useful option that aids in the overall testing effort. At the same time, we believe that there is still no substitute for human interaction. If automation might be beneficial to your project, a QAT Global automation engineer will discuss the cost and benefit to you and include automation in your Test Plan and Proposal.