Every product before it gets released out to the world is tested for bugs/defects by the test engineers yet there are instances of bugs creeping in the delivered product. It's then that the software testing comes in the picture; however, manual software testing is too tedious and time consuming. Also, it's sometimes ineffective in fixing specific class of defects. The efficiency and effectiveness of manual software testing can be increased manifold by "Automation Testing".
Some time back, automated software testing was perceived as a vital testing requirement for only software development honchos and also too expensive a deal for any smaller company to afford. However, today automated testing has gained immense popularity among all types of organizations due to its multiple advantages. Considered as "Holy Grail of Software Testing", automated software testing is resorted to in organizations, where manual testing already exists for formalized testing process.
Why is Automated Software Testing a buzzword in software testing business ?
Reduced test cycle time: Since automation testing tools run considerably faster than human users, this eventually leads to a considerably reduced test cycle time resulting in sustainable time savings.
Higher quality software: Since a broad range of tests are run in relatively lesser time and detailed product testing is carried out, this leads to the delivery of better quality software.
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