In today’s competitive market, pressure for delivery of new functionality and applications has never been stronger and this increases pressure on software test organizations to improve test coverage while meeting ever-shorter deadlines. The only practical means to achieving quality goals within the constraints of schedules and budgets is to automate.
While an informed and successfully implemented automation project will result in reduced costs, increase reliability of testing, impact end product quality, improve software stability, facilitate faster releases, and increase test coverage; at the same time, automation initiatives without proper planning, preparation, scoping and un-defined objectives can be disastrous.
KNS's successful testing automation methodology includes:
This stage involves getting answers to some of these most crucial questions – why to automate/ not automate, what should be automated, is automation feasible, how much can it cost, does it make sense to automate from cost and time perspective and what is the right time to introduce automation.
Test Automation Implementation
A crucial decision in test automation implementation is selection of a tool which is suitable from technology, requirement and cost point of view. The next important aspect is the design and development of the test automation framework which is scalable and flexible. You can choose to automate only a part of the application testing, but the automation framework should be able to adapt to the growing demands in future.
Automated Test Approach and Roadmap
It is important to follow a step-by-step and methodical approach to test automation. This involves defining and designing the automation framework, defining the phases in framework development and implementation and assessing the test cases for automation.