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Quality is delighting customers

There are many half-truths and myths surrounding test automation, so let's start with the benefits of test automation today.

Test automation is always a major investment, even if something else is said now and then.

A good and reasonable test automation costs, besides the possible license costs for software, a lot of time and energy and does not change from one day to the next.

The nice thing about investing in test automation is that it brings a return on how many properly executed business activities. The return of the test automation can be expressed among other things with the ROI value.

At this point, I do not want to start philosophizing on key figures of test automation projects or calculating a theoretical index, because first of all, many people have already dealt with it and little on that There is something new to say and secondly, because the ROI of test automation can not be completely transferred from one project to the next, as there are many influencing factors.

As the title suggests, this article is about the practical return, which is noticeable for each team member in the successful use of test automation and sometimes can be very difficult to express in numbers, because how do you want the satisfaction of manual testers reliably express in key figures?

1. Less mistakes and happier customers

With a proper test automation solution, many bugs can be found early and eliminated before the release. Minimizing software errors is the main goal of any quality assurance process. The fewer errors the software has, the happier the customers are.

2. More stable software

Test automation ensures greater stability of the software. A script that is run daily will more likely cause problems with software divergence than a manual tester that performs the regression tests every 3 months prior to release.

3. Lower costs

These are actually two points. On the one hand, the automated quality assurance compared to manual quality assurance, from a certain repetition rate, much cheaper. On the other hand, a good test automation solution finds errors relatively early, and the sooner a bug is found, the less the removal costs the company.

4.Shorter test times

Automated test cases can be executed immediately after each version change and deliver a statement about the quality of the software version within a very short time.

5. Consistently feasible (24/7)

Automated scripts can be run around the clock. A manual tester must and should eventually close work

6. Prevention of operational blindness

Automated test cases tirelessly test the defined functions. In functional testers, especially with stupid/boring tasks, from a certain repetition rate, blindness can be detected.

7. More time for new features

If the highly skilled functional testers do not have to worry about checking out old functionality in boring regression tests, you'll have more time to put the new features and requirements to the acid test.

8. More satisfied functional testers

No one wants to spend the whole day performing repetitive actions on the surface. This task is taken off the manual testers, giving them more time for more exciting tasks.

9. Improving the accessibility of the software

Surface test automation makes it relatively easy to determine if the information displayed on the UI is also accessible. This improves the accessibility of the software.

10. Larger test scope

By using the test automation, you can cover many more areas and perform test cases. Such a large cover only with manual tests is usually not possible.

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