QA Automation

Automate the testing process to save resources and improve speed, especially when dealing with repetitive tasks and large volume of data

What is Automation Testing?

Quality Assurance automation is basically a process which uses software tools to execute tests. The goal of automated testing is to simplify testing efforts as much as possible. If certain manual testing tasks consume a large percentage of the QA team’s resources, then these may be good candidates for automation. Automation testing tools are capable of executing tests, reporting outcomes, and comparing results of earlier tests.

When Is Automation Testing Used?

Automation testing has some advantages over manual testing which make it more suitable in certain situations. When you identify them, it will be easier to decide which testing option to choose.

Some instances are:

Regression Testing

Automated testing is more suitable for performing tests on a frequently changing code due to its ability to run the regressions in a fast and efficient manner.

Smoke Testing

Automation testing is very suitable when you need to make a fast, high-level assessment on quality of a build, and you need to make a go/no-go decision for further testing.

Data Driven Testing

When you have an application where a function needs to be tested and validated with lots of different inputs and data sets, automated QA testing tools can perform these tests a lot faster and with higher accuracy.

Static and Repetitive Tests

Automated testing is also easier and better to use when testing tasks are repetitive and very similar in every testing cycle.

Performance and Load Testing

These two types of tests are always performed using automated testing because there is no manual alternative for performing such large scale tasks.

Advantages of Using Automation QA

Automation QA is testing performed by using a specialized software tool which performs test tasks. It allows companies to perform tests faster, more precisely, and by employing less people to do those tasks. Even though it can be a little more expensive to implement it at first, automated testing has a higher ROI than manual testing.

Some of the advantages of automated over manual testing are:

High Efficiency and ROI

Test automation makes the testing process particularly efficient. Automated testing allows the team to work on specific tricky tests while the repetitive, time-consuming ones will be handled by the automation software. This way, you can save time and resources, and more importantly generate a high ROI (return on investment).

Easy Upgrading, Reusability and Consistency

If reusable, automation testing software, and more importantly, every new test and newly discovered bugs can be used to upgrade the software and keep it up-to-date. Furthermore, the testing platform is consistent, and drastically reduces the margin of error in the testing scenarios by using pre-recorded instructions. All of the data can be reused which provides additional reliability for the testing protocols.

Unique Programmability

One of the best things about automated software testing is that it can be built to exact testing specifications, and it can serve as the prime component for future testing scenarios. The in-house developed automated software is modeled to be flexible enough to test a unique product while complying with the latest security and testing protocols. Properly implemented automated software testing tools help organizations to be more efficient, whether it’s for web application testing, mobile app testing or just pure software testing.

User Environment Simulation

By using automation testing, you can overcome time-consuming and redundant procedures like manual GUI testing. You can perform these tests automatically by simulating a typical user environment through categorically deployed mouse clicks and keystrokes.