Aren't we glad we can always turn to technology to make it easier on us? I sure do and for sure, even programmers are thankful that they can use automated software testing to do the testing for them. Manual testing is not only tedious, it also takes twice as long and the results may not be as accurate if compared to an automated one.
First of all, testing is done to see the capabilities of a program whether it's new or whether you want to integrate it into the business. The software or the program itself is general in nature that it can be used by all companies in all industries. However, there are specific needs that every company has so the software needs to be modified in order to be used in the company. It is going to be expensive if the company policies are the one that is going to be modified to accommodate the software. During the integration of the software to the business policies of the company, that is the time when the automated software is needed. That is the time when all the features of the software are checked to determine whether it performs the way that it should. It is not easy that is precisely why there is a software to do that. The testing procedure itself is complicated and it is not just used for debugging purposes. It does not only test the features but it also involves whether it meets all the standards set by quality assurance, validation, verification and reliability estimation.