Since the world started using software and mobile applications, the need of having them tested has been there. In the beginning, these applications were tested by humans but now the trend of automation testing is growing at a rapid pace. We can see a lot of typical manual testing companies turn towards becoming an automation testing company. Even though businesses are investing in this new technology they are always skeptical about any unusual and new decisions.
To measure the benefits of the decision to move to automation testing is something every business should know. If you are unaware of the common ways you can measure the ROI, we have a few tips ready for you.
Automating New Tests
Automation testing always comes in a combination with manual testing. The common practice is to have a certain percentage of your test cases automated and the rest can be done manually. Start by automating the simple ones first rather than getting into the complex ones.
Keep measuring the success ratio of the automated test cases, the time it takes to automate a new test case, and how quickly the whole activity ends. Note that every test case passing is not the success rate but highlighting the issues present is the real success rate.
Automating the Old Tests
Once the automation testing company becomes successful in automating new test cases, it should consider automating the old test cases as well. This is also known as regression testing that ensures any addition in the new test cases has not messed up any older feature. Moreover, it will ensure that the bugs resolved before have not become active once again and the features working properly in the last testing phase keeps on working the same way. If you decide to not automate these test cases, know that over time things are only going to become complicated.
Working in Different Scenarios
A mobile application or software developed will have to work in different scenarios and under different circumstances. If you do not decide to cover all the scenarios in the first go, we encourage you to perform automation testing on them once you are done with automating the new tests. Having the app tested in all scenarios will ensure that it is capable of giving the same output with the same efficiency in all circumstances. So if your customers are complaining about the app not working in a certain scenario, you know what to do.
Less Money Needed
In manual testing, one has to run the same set of tests on the features multiple times. At times, new test cases have to be made too to test the same features. If the same process is followed by an automation testing company, you know that you will be bearing a cost a lot more than what you expected in the first place. Instead, automation testing allows the testers to make test cases that are reusable. The testers must identify the features that have to be tested with a high number of variations. Doing this would not only save time and effort but money as well.
A lot of the companies in the world of tech have started moving towards automation testing with the least knowledge. The majority of them do not research well and then blame the automation testing process. However, we believe you are well-aware of the importance and the ROI of using the technology for software testing so your journey of automation testing would be a lot easier. It is time for you to shift to automation testing for every software that has to release new features and testing is important for proper working.