The challenge of delivering high complex application maintaining high standards with limited resources and budgets tighten increases nowadays.
For complex application, the effort needed and time consumption is more in traditional testing approach. Maintaining current test team size and continuing the same processes will erode the amount of testing actually conducted, decreasing overall test coverage and compromising quality.
In order to get rid of this, new technologies in the form of automated software testing (AST) are available and must be embraced. AST is a technology that dramatically accelerates test execution and reporting time while expanding test coverage and test complexity
The strategic use of AST offers the following advantages:
1. Improved software quality: Repeatable, consistent and thorough automated tests support the delivery of high quality software.
2. Improved documentation: Automated tests readily produce documented, objective, quality evidence, including requirements traceability and comprehensive pass/fail results.
3. Reduced testing time and manpower: Automated tests run significantly faster than manual tests, are less labor-intensive, and provide the capability to verify thousands to millions of test permutations in minutes to hours.
4. Cost savings: AST can reduce the costs involved in producing first-rate software. Savings result from not only reduced test time and manpower but also from lower lifecycle costs as a result of improved software quality and documentation.
As the ever-increasing size and complexity of software systems drive the time and cost of testing, we need to think outside the box. It is time to incorporate AST and embrace this empowering technology.