by  Roman Krayovskyy

Test Automation: Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger

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Test automation goes hand-in-hand with going agile—it’s necessary in a fast-paced environment and shortens the turnaround cycle. It also allows businesses to test more with better efficiency.

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Why Automation?

Agile project development and its multiple rounds of iterations come with a greater number of automated test cases. Rather than manually checking their quality, which can waste time overhead, quick assessment through test automation allows the project to move swiftly.

Test automation also sheds light on both process and implementation findings that are easy to fix and better perfect the test solution. Typical automation tests include unit testing, integration testing, GUI testing, and performance testing.

Fear Not

For those who may be more accustomed to manual testing, making the switch over to test automation might seem intimidating. But if you’re implementing an agile SDLC, it’s nearly impossible to move at optimal speeds without automation.

Bigger and faster projects demand the ability to react quickly, and while manual testing does feature a human element that is nearly impossible for machines to replicate, test automation provides better ROI, particularly for heavy lifts.

Getting Started

Curious as to how to get started implementing test automation? Here’s a general overview:

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While these are helpful first steps, starting test automation can lead to failure without the experience of seasoned professionals.

Engage Experts

About 60% of those who try to start implementing test automation fail. It’s important to engage experts to achieve the best and most valuable automated quality testing.

At SoftServe, our team of technology experts partner with your team to accomplish your goals.

To learn more about going agile, test automation, and how we can help you accomplish both, check out our latest white paper, “Going Agile: Redesigning Your SDLC.”

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