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2412 2019
Reddensoft Infotech

Leverage Mature Test Automation Practices To Succeed In The Digital Age

Set your business apart from others by leveraging test automation practices. In this digital age, it is important for enterprises to succeed, and test automation assures that. In order to stay ahead of the market/have an edge over competitors, enterprises are going through decisive digital transformation to achieve speed and accuracy. Quality Assurance (QA) teams are capitalizing on mature test automation practices in order to reduce manual efforts, offer faster feedback and reduce the time to market for products and services. Digital transformation projects involve a huge risk of failure when executed without a well-defined test automation strategy, which can be attributed to manual testing not being able to sufficiently address the varied requirements of different web browsers, operating systems, devices, screen resolutions and dynamic systems. This is where test automation can play a huge role in alleviating human error that can occur from repetitive testing of complex workflows.

These days when even a small glitch can impact brand image and bottom line, which highlights the importance of software testing and QA. The biggest benefit of adopting test automation measures is that it helps teams identify and resolve issues early on in the lifecycle, thereby enabling businesses to add value much faster. Again, test automation can be a barrier if there’s a lack of a well-defined digital quality assurance strategy.

Leveraging mature test automation practices offers benefits including:

  1. Improved efficiency
  2. Speedy time to market
  3. Easy and early identification of defects
  4. Improved accuracy in identifying defects
  5. High-end customer service
  6. Faster responsiveness to the constantly changing business demands

Critical Factors For Successful Test Automation:

Continuous Testing– Test automation is crucial for continuous testing, on which depends the future success of digital transformation. Continuous testing is a wider process than test automation that is capitalized on for performance optimization and shift the focus towards DevOps implementation and mature application development, which causes the expansion of test automation through test data management, test-driven service visualization, risk-based test case design, and seamless integration into the DevOps toolchain.

Reduced Risk Of Failure– As we’ve already mentioned that manual testing isn’t capable to meet fast-paced requirements of a wide variety of devices, web browsers, etc. meaning there’s a massive risk of failure that weigh heavy on the shoulders of digital transformation projects in the absence of a well chalked out test automation strategy.

Early Issue Detection– In the face of Agile and DevOps, it has become crucial for QA teams to identify and resolve glitches at the earliest to save time and resources, which enables enterprises to add value at an initial stage. A lack of a well-defined digital quality assurance strategy coupled with test automation strategy can act as deterrents in digital transformation initiatives.

We can conclude by saying that Digital transformation, Agile, and DevOps are truly enhancing efficiency in tech space. But, this needs continuous testing to complete and deliver as per the expectations.