As enterprises grow it becomes a necessity to continually meet the growing demands of the development and testing requirements of their clients. Also similar is a scenario when there is a rise in testing team size, because it becomes necessary to introduce high tech automated testing tools that can efficiently match the growing testing needs of the projects.
Automated testing is one of the prime areas that can improve throughput of the testing teams. This is because; test automation tools can handle all important testing process starting from resource management to metrics generation. Testing services benefit because of the inbuilt project management features that help track different test cases, thereby covering multiple test environments at the same time.
Using automated testing solutions can help switch between various projects and releases thereby enabling the testing group to handle multiple testing at a single point of time. Testing solutions can now be easily integrated with the existing test environment enabling centralized management of the test repository. Testing tools add to the existing speed and accuracy levels thereby improving operational efficiency of the entire project.
The test automation tools provide important features like document management, execution scheduling and efficient defect tracking system that provides considerable reduction of overall project duration. This in turn aids in timely project deliveries and high cost benefits for the organization.
In a regular testing scenario, the test lead finds it cumbersome to get testing updates from his team members. This is because each team member may be working on multiple testing projects and may find it difficult to consolidate the data. Practically, this way of working does not help in meeting deadlines because there is no dedicated resource for one project. Testing tools help consolidate data at any given point of time, thereby enabling efficient resource management also.
Test tools are also able to integrate with existing QA methodologies. It is advisable to choose test automation tools that can provide test execution scheduling and also manage access controls within the project and across multiple projects.
Choose a test automation tool that can provide efficient resource and test handling features to enhance the test management team’s overall operating efficiency.