Automated testing is the process of using software tools to perform tests on application software to determine if it meets specified requirements and is working as intended. The biggest advantages of automated testing include:
- Consistency and repeatability: Automated tests can be run repeatedly, providing consistent results each time. This makes it easier to identify and fix issues, and to ensure that changes to the code do not introduce new problems.
- Faster testing: Automated tests can be run much faster than manual tests, allowing for quicker feedback on the status of the application. This enables teams to identify and resolve issues more quickly and efficiently.
- Improved accuracy: Automated tests are less prone to human error than manual tests. This results in more accurate and reliable test results, which can improve the quality of the application.
- Increased test coverage: Automated tests can be written to cover a wider range of scenarios and test cases than manual tests. This helps to ensure that the application is thoroughly tested and reduces the risk of missed issues.
- Cost savings: Automated testing can significantly reduce the time and resources required for manual testing, leading to cost savings over time. Additionally, automated tests can continue to run and provide feedback even after the initial development and testing phase, helping to identify and resolve issues more quickly and efficiently.
- Improved software quality: By enabling teams to identify and resolve issues more quickly and efficiently, automated testing can help to improve the overall quality of the software. This can lead to increased customer satisfaction and reduced costs associated with fixing defects.
When testing automation is added to a project there is a decrease in testing costs and resources, testing cycles, time-to-market, technology risk, and the number of defects when systems change and functionality is added. Reach out to the Valtira team of experts to learn more.
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