When it comes to the testing of software quality, organizations usually think of to either test manually or implement the use of test automation. For this purpose, they may require proper guidance on how to implement automation to achieve the desired outcomes and Return on Investment. Automation testing companies are considered to be the best possible option for the organization’s automation testing efforts, as they provide you with complete guidance, and have in-depth checks on your software products.
An organization usually go for automation testing for the sake of gaining as much return on investment as possible. However, not all test automation projects can provide the expected ROI and success. One reason may be that the correct testing practices are not used. In addition, in most cases, we see that testers are not aware of the accurate procedures after implementing test automation tools, resulting in a decrease in test automation efficiency.
Let’s discuss some important point to follow for the effective results of automation testing;
Division of tasks as per priority – Determine the results you want to achieve through test automation and plan your next actions accordingly. In addition, you can combine complex tasks according to their priority. After determining the priority tasks, start dividing the tasks in a way that meets the expected timetable. Likewise, it is important to understand that not all team members have the same skills and experience. Hence, it is important to develop a new plan, which can help you determine which tests are good for automation.
Prepare test cases and scenarios in advance
Before jumping to test automation, it is best to determine the test plan to create test cases. Preparing test cases in advance helps determine test execution time and possible defects. It can also help identify other scenarios and workflows of the application that can be automated. If you only focus on known test scenarios and workflows, you are likely to miss them.
Don’t automate all tests
To achieve 100% coverage, we often try to automate every layer of the application and its components. However, because there may be millions of test combinations, automating each test increases cost and workload. In addition, while automating each task, the team may also lose focus on important tests. Similarly, for some complex situations, testing is likely to require manual intervention, in which case automation cannot produce the expected results.
When we do things manually there are huge chances of errors but when we do things with automation tools, usually a less chance of error is there. But depending 100% on the automation is itself a drawback. Why? Because machines are also operated by humans and to err is human. This is why as an organization you need to be cognizant about your testing efforts i.e whether or not you are utilizing a machine or tool to its fullest. Consulting a trust-worthy automation testing company is vital for ensuring the efficacy of your software products.