Businesses are nowadays adopting DevOps and Cloud Computing which has changed software in service following Agile process what is continuous development and the release goes in production very frequently. To increase the effectiveness of DevOps or agile adoption requires more and more knowledge and practice of Automation Testing compare to any other time. As a result automation testing is considering as a significant part of the development. So what is Automation testing? Automation testing is an Automatic technique where the tester writes scripts by own using any language and uses suitable software or API to test the application. It is basically set of concepts, rules and best practices which can follow in a systematic way to achieve the desired results. In fact, an automation process is a process to convert manual test cases to automate. Example Regression testing convert to automate. Automation testing also used to test the application from load, performance and stress point of view.
In other words, Automation testing uses automation tools to write and execute test cases, no manual involvement is required while executing an automated test suite.
Here are few key benefits given for Automation testing:
1. Optimization of Speed and Accuracy
Once the tests are documented or scripted Automation testing takes less time than manual one. Test automation is the way to make the testing procedure extremely efficient. The testing team can be strategically deployed to tackle the tricky, case specific tests while the automation software can handle the repetitive, time-consuming tests that every software has to go through. This results in improved accuracy as automated tests perform the same steps precisely every time they are executed and create detailed reports. Thus, it’s not only a great way to save up on time, money and resources but also to generate a high risk free application.
2. Improves Tester´s Motivation and Efficiency
Manual testing can be mundane, error-prone and therefore, become intensely irritating. Test automation reduces testers’ frustrations and allows the test execution without user interaction while guaranteeing repeatability and accuracy. Instead, testers can now concentrate on more difficult test scenarios.
3. Increase in Test Coverage
Automated software testing can increase the depth and scope of tests to help improve software quality. Lengthy tests can be run on multiple computers with different configurations. Automated software testing can examine an application and investigate memory contents, data tables, file contents, and internal program states to determine if the product is behaving as expected. Automated software tests can easily execute thousands of different complex test cases during a test run providing coverage that is impossible with manual tests. Testers freed from repetitive manual tests have more time to create new automated software tests and deal with complex features.
4. Upgradation and Reusability
The testing script in the software is reusable which has many subsequent benefits. With every new test and bug discovery, the testing software directory can be upgraded and kept up-to-date. Thus, even though test automation looks expensive in the initial period, one has to realize that automation software is a long lasting, reusable product which can justify its cost.
5. User Environment Simulation
Automation testing is used to simulate a typical user environment using categorically deployed mouse clicks and keystrokes. This serves as a platform for future testing scenarios. In-house automated software is modeled such that they have enough flexibility to handle a unique product while complying with the latest security and testing protocols. This makes test automation a powerful tool for time-saving, resourceful and top notch results.