Why you should invest in software test automation

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Software test automation

If your business relies on software, you know that a flaw not caught in time, or a new system feature that improperly configures a company’s critical processes, are risks that can cost a lot of money, reputation, and lost customers.

There is a growing need to rely on tools that enable greater efficiency, agility, and confidence in doing things right. For this reason, dedicating resources, technology and time to software test automation is a strategic aspect in the life of companies.

When evaluating the convenience of software testing, we recommend this quick review of the main features that make an automated testing service sometimes optimal for your company.

Quantify the risk

Estimate the cost of going into production with a defect and compare it with the investment in test equipment or tools.

A first element is to understand what are the main vulnerabilities and challenges of your products and services. This is useful to understand what level of professionalism you need in software testing. What percentage of your business is online? Is access configuration critical to your business?

Do you work with applications and software that require regular updates?

How much time do you need?

Estimate the economic value of the time your team will invest in running and monitoring tests and reporting incidents or defects in a timely manner.

One of the main benefits of test automation is that it can free up human resources that are dedicated to repetitive and uninspiring tasks, such as certain manual tests, to develop other more productive tasks in your organization. However, automation does not necessarily mean disengagement. Someone will always need to set it up and review it. The tool that performs your project’s automated testing should be intuitive, easy to use, and, if possible, low-code. This will allow your organization to maximize the value of your team. For example, you can assign the testing task to functional profiles that are closer to critical business needs and not take time away from developers who spend their time coding software.

Easy-to-use automation tools also streamline quality control in the early stages of development, reporting bugs in a timely and more structured manner for quick fixes.

That is why we designed STELA as a zero-code tool with a friendly interface that lets you build automated tests in minutes that would take a human hours to do manually.

Analyze the cost/benefit of free automation solutions versus paid ones.

It is often said that cheap is expensive. And if this is true, what may be free in principle may have associated costs that were not foreseen. Comparing the benefits of free automation tools with paid licenses is critical.

Although some companies may offer a basic level of software testing as a free service, it is very likely that they are trying to capture customers to build customer loyalty and drive them to more expensive solutions, or that they are providing the tool but neglecting the subsequent service and support. Many open source tools require expert personnel or technical knowledge, which is not only scarce, but also more expensive.

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