Test automation has the capability to return multiple numbers of time and effort invested. Setting certain expectations with stakeholders and business owners help in making sure that everyone is stepping towards the same vision of success. Setting expectations is important when it comes to returns and the future interactions with them. Here are the ways to define the test automation returns.
- Faster delivery
The largest unaccounted costs in software sector are the rectification of the defects. Long delays between the code development and identification of the defect increases the time and effort it requires to fix the defect. Test automation can help in the same. The key is to create a tighter feedback loop between the code development and testing the intended code. What takes days for the developers to fix, 3x Faster Test Automation accelQ ROI analysys can make it quicker and easier to work on it.
- Find more regressions
Finding regressions quickly after introducing the test automation is typical. The distinction is that regressions are found so quickly that they are not reported like they used to in the first place. A developer may notice a failed test in the continuous integration or CI environment, determine the issue, and fix it quickly, instead of documenting it. So, counting the identified regressions is effort consuming. Account for the number of regressions before and after the introduction of test automation and then assign a value to it. Averages can help. Take an average cost of a regression to fix before automation and then multiply the regression count then do the same after introducing the test automation. The distinction is the gain.
- Shift left
When are the test cases written? When were they first written before the introduction of test automation? The closer they reach to the creation at the same time as when the tasks are defined, the father left your testing shifts. Moving the creation of the test automation and planning for it to the left also compels the clarification of the user paths and features. If the test automation is written earlier, you can detect the defects earlier. In other words, faster delivery and delivery of a better product than before.
- Less painful regression
For many companies, regression is painful. It is slow and the least productive task to work on. This is where test automation comes in. The manual checks can be replaced with the machine checks which offers us many advantages. You will know that the check is performed. Software doesn’t vary its methods. You can also run it often for more costs. You can also easily check that the regression takes place any time.