How can automated testing improve your project? As automated quality assurance services continue to grow, we find that many companies question whether automated testing is right for their products. What are some of the advantages your product can see by making use of these services?
Accurate, long-term test results with reusable test scripts.
Automation excels at running repeated, standardized tests written to make sure basic functionality is all working as intended. As it is just a machine running test suites, the tests will always be consistent and accurate to the test cases. Manual testers tend to succumb to basic human error from time to time, especially over long, repeated tests of the same material. Creating test suites early in a product’s life cycle will ensure strong test results for the entire development cycle.
Greater volume of tests can be run.
With manual testing, stress tests can be costly due to the number of simultaneous resources required to properly do this form of testing. However, with automated testing, you can run many different instances of the same script at the same time, allowing for much more efficient testing of system limits.
Reliable tests run across different environments and devices.
With automated testing, the same test script is used on all tests. This ensures that when you run your test across different devices and environments, the exact same test parameters are used each time, providing more consistent results.
However, it should be noted that despite the advantages this type of testing brings, there are things you can’t effectively test this way. Notably, testing off-script and usability testing are not handled well by this approach. However, utilizing a mix of manual and automated testing, you can free your manual testers from the time-consuming basic tests and allow them to fully focus on the more creative types of tests. This way, you reap the benefits of both styles of testing.
Here at Beta Breakers, we have experienced and qualified teams of both manual and automation testers. Give us a call today to discuss how we can help improve the quality of your software release!