We know your tech stack can get complicated, especially when it comes to testing. Modern orgs rely heavily on Cloud software to handle and smooth out different business functions like HR, supply chain, inventory management, and customer relations. But as we've become more reliant on these software solutions, interconnections become more complex and testing can become a nightmare.
With testing becoming the most important part of the software development life cycle, testers are finding it really difficult to keep up with the short sprints and tight delivery timelines. Test automation is the only logical way to keep up with the speed of Agile and DevOps.
In this blog, we’ll quickly highlight 7 ways that test automation makes your job easier.
Top Highlights Showcasing How Test Automation Can Benefit Testers
- Cut down on the hair-pulling and stress: Nothing is more frustrating and time-consuming than performing repetitive tasks manually. In this era of Agile and DevOps, dev teams roll out new features on a daily/nightly/weekly basis. This necessitates regression testing. However, re-running duplicate tests again and again often feels like a waste of time, making it necessary to automate these test cases. Automating regression testing saves you from frustration, as you can execute hundreds of tests with the click of a button while sipping coffee.
- Take the heat off: Testers remain under a lot of pressure due to tight delivery timelines. They need to test too many things in a short period of time manually. Often, this leads to improper testing. Automation reduces the effort required as compared to manual testing. This can take a lot of pressure off testerss.
- Protects you from disruptions (and other major disasters): Bugs released to production can be disastrous and even jeopardize your job. Here's where test automation comes to the rescue. Test automation sets up continuous testing, which means testing happens regularly and thoroughly. Whenever a developer submits source code, tests run automatically, and the feedback goes straight back to the development team.
- Avoid sleepless nights: Enterprise application vendors like Oracle, Microsoft, Workday, Salesforce, and SAP roll out updates on a frequent basis. Oracle rolls out quarterly updates, Salesforce thrice a year, SAP and Microsoft twice a year. These frequent updates can give you sleepless nights. Embracing test automation saves you from this hassle.
- Steer clear of clashes with developers: The development and testing teams often clash over bug-related issues. Test automation fosters a collaborative atmosphere where testers can generate bug-related tickets, and developers can promptly mark them as resolved. This promotes teamwork and cultivates a healthier work environment.
- Cut out the guessing game: As a tester, prioritizing test cases in regression testing is a necessity. However, this relies on your expertise and cannot ensure complete coverage. Test automation tools suggest test cases based on identified risks, eliminating the need for guesswork and enhancing efficiency.
- No more juggling over-complicated Excel sheets: Managing and maintaining tests in Excel sheets is old-fashioned, annoying, and not scalable. Test automation tools automatically store test cases in the central depository so that you don’t need to juggle around sheets.
How Opkey makes your life easier
Opkey is the industry's leading test automation platform. We streamline testing processes with the help of AI, enabling you to create, manage, and execute test cases more efficiently. Opkey seamlessly integrates into CI/CD pipeline and supports a wide range of test scenarios, including regression testing, integration testing, and performance testing.
Automating regression testing can ease the burden on you while enabling you to monitor the progress of testing efforts, and track issues. Opkey also provides stakeholders with up-to-date information on the software's quality.