Why Test Automation is Key to Success

There are many benefits that come with Test Automation and, when implemented correctly, it can be a key factor in determining the success of a project/product.

Time (saving) Machine

The most obvious advantage of automating the testing of a product is the time saved when compared to carrying out the same tests manually. Assuming the tests have been set-up correctly, a computer will power through a larger set of tests in less time than it would take a human tester or team of testers.

Testing is significant both with regards to its importance in a project and also its size. Take something such as a service provided through a website, as the connected world grows ever bigger and more diverse, more and more potential platforms for the service are established that require testing. Automated testing can help save time when it is necessary to runs the same tests over a number of different hardware/software configurations.