The whole purpose of testing in the Software business is to create an impeccable experience for the end users but in reality, the testing that happens in organizations is more of a makeshift arrangement targeted at completing all the stages in the development life cycle of Software.
Many companies have successfully migrated to automation as the solution to making testing more efficient and effective. But, there are many companies that still fail to adopt automatic testing.
What Are the Challenges in Adopting Automation in Software Testing?
Automation has a lot of benefits. But, the companies that still rely on manual testing and list the following as challenges.
•Set-up Cost: The Software that are used for testing are often expensive and require a licensing fee. This is generally too much for companies to bear and therefore, they either hire Software testing company or employ in-house team for manual testing.
•Complex Testing: Sometimes, Software might be built for multiple platforms and therefore testing it would require multiple operating systems and machines. Getting special testing tools for each OS is not feasible and therefore, manual testing is a more viable choice.
•Lack of Versatility: Organizations believe that employees can be trained on testing for various platforms and products whereas automatic tools have limitations in this regard. It means that tools are designed for specific purpose or systems and would not work well in other situations.
What Are the Benefits of Automation in Software Testing?
With the above-mentioned challenges in mind, some companies still opt for automation because of the benefits it has.
•Fast: If you can find the right testing tool, then there is no match of that with humans. For example, if you are a Software testing company specifically for Android, you might use tools like Robotium for testing Android apps quickly and effectively.
•Feasible: Buying Software that can take up the majority of the work seems to be more feasible at times in comparison to employing multiple resources which will take double the time to complete the same work.
•Efficient: Automatic testing tools help you find errors and fix them without having to spend a lot of time. The advanced tools help you identify bugs and their pre-built solutions allow you to fix them right away without hassles or having an extra process.
What Does the Future Hold for Automatic Testing?
The future of automatic testing is promising. More and more testing tools are being developed to take care of the challenges that organizations face in taking the automation path. At the same time, the pace and efficiency of automation are unparalleled. If an organization finds the right match (it means the right Software for testing its product) then the benefits are many.
Further, organizations always have the option of partnering with a Software Testing Company which has the required expertise and knowledge in tools. These companies render services at a comparatively less cost and ensure that you get the benefit. You can select manual, automatic, or selenium testing, ask for a demo of the services, or even a free trial to decide which type of testing best suits your product.
The future of automation points toward rising trends like behavior driven development (BDD) and behavior-driven testing (BDT) which are revolving around users that are the audience for the tools which are being developed. When the automation is linked to behavior, a personal touch is added to the impersonal products which generally lacks user and tester involvement till the Software reaches the end stage. This type of progress assures a promising future for automation in Software testing.
Author Bio : Jessica Cyrus is a Senior Software Tester at Nexsoftsys from last 5 years. Nexsoftsys is a Software Testing Company from India. Jessica has Masters Degree in Computer Science. She likes to write and share her experience of Various Software Testing Solutions.