It is a type of technique that uses an application to implement the entire life cycle of a software in less time. Automation tests also provide efficiency and effectiveness to the test software. It also uses an automation tool to write and execute test cases. The main objective is to increase the effectiveness of the test and develop the value of the software. Automation increases the speed of the execution of the test. Automation also helps increase the recovery of the test.
Software tests must be repeated often during development cycles to ensure quality. Each time the source code is modified, the software tests must be repeated. For each version of the software, it can be tested on all compatible operating systems and hardware configurations. Manual repetition of these tests is expensive and time consuming. Once created, automated tests can be run again and again at no additional cost and are much faster than manual tests. Automated software testing can reduce the time to run repetitive tests from day to hour. A time saving that translates directly into cost savings.
Even the largest software and QA departments can not perform a controlled web application test with thousands of users. Automated tests can simulate tens, hundreds or thousands of virtual users interacting with a network, software and web applications.
Even the most conscious tester will make mistakes during monotonous manual tests. Automated tests perform the same steps accurately every time they run and never forget to record detailed results. Testers launched from repetitive manual tests have more time to create new automatic software tests and deal with complex functions.
Shared automatic tests can be used by developers to quickly detect problems before sending them to quality control. Tests can be run automatically when changes to the source code are recorded and notify the team or the developer if they fail. Features like these save developers time and increase their confidence.
This is difficult to measure, but we have experienced it first-hand. Performing repetitive tasks with automatic software tests gives your team time to spend on more challenging and rewarding projects. Team members improve their skills and confidence and, in turn, transfer those achievements to their organization.
Evaluators can schedule tests that bring hidden information.
Tests can be reused in different versions of the software.
Run tests significantly faster than human users.
Evaluators can create a test suit with tests to cover each feature within the application.