What it’s about, how it works and why
Manual testing involves a human sitting at a computer and manually imputing the test steps. In an automation testing, a tool is used to carry out the examination rather than a person leaving little room for human error. Equally, an automated system is beneficial because it goes one step further than just testing. The software can enter data to compare anticipated and actual results then generating reports that can be analysed by humans afterwards.
Why should I invest in automation testing?
- Testing multiple sites at the same time
Instead of testing sites individually, you can test them all at once meaning humans don’t need to understand all the content on the site and don’t need to spend as much time sorting out each site.
- Time and Cost
Automated testing can save a company a lot of time and money. Using software means you won’t have to employ individual testers, keeping costs down. Additionally, employees can spend more time creating new software or doing more profitable things for the business. Again, this will reduce time cost to the business and make the workforce more efficient. Equally these can be run overnight, meaning work on the reports can be done after they’re generated the next morning.
- Reduces errors
Automated testing is all done for you, reducing human error. Testing can be boring and monotonous as often you repeat the same thing again and again. Humans consequently become error-prone, have a negative effect on your office efficiency.
As you can see there are a lot of benefits to automation testing. However, the method cannot be used on all test cases. It should be limited to:
- Those repeated constantly
- Those that time consuming
- Those that are difficult to use
- Those that are high risk.
In conclusion, automated testing will considerably increase efficiency and reduce any excess time and financial costs. What are you waiting for, start automation testing today?