Organizations are nowadays focusing more to optimize their testing and development processes that can deliver more for a customer in less time with extreme quality and low costs. Most organizations consider to compare the time taken to run a suite of tests before and after test automation.
A Test Automation can return on your investment in various ways which can be specific to the organization and the project. Like, it
- Reduces the regular tasks to a larger extent
- Bypasses operational problems
- Runs more tests without increasing costs in the same amount of time
- Increases the scope of test coverage
- Detects the defects during the initial phase itself
- Improves Software Quality
- Maintains excellent customer relationship
ROI and Test Automation
ROI in test automation can be massive and definitely possess measurable benefits. If we discuss in terms of cost saving, during the initial phase , the efforts and tools required to automate the test cases is always high. But as the project moves on, like, after a number of test cycles, the cost saving from each test cycle will sum up to compensate the initial cost of automation. Also, the cost of automation is basically related to maintenance. It is known that every application will undergo changes throughout its life-period, all these changes effect test automation scripts simultaneously.
AscentialTest Tool Claims To Generate ROI Within The Year Of Investment
ROI – AscentialTest Automation Tool
AscentialTest is an all-inclusive tool for software testing, developing manual and automated tests and even managing the testing process. The master builder of the tool, having the right knowledge about the cost of maintenance that erodes the return on investment in test automation has given it the highest priority in the product’s design. The step-based approach allows the testing staff to create durable tests that are as easy to maintain as they are to create. By eliminating the need to build a costly test framework, AscentialTest reduces the level of effort, increases productivity and lowers the cost of software testing.
AscentialTest increases the productivity of testing teams in three ways
Accessibility – AscentialTest does not require programming skills to develop effective, highly maintainable tests, allowing all team members to participate in the test development process.
Level of Effort – The Step-Builder combines the ease of use of a recorder with the flexibility of hand-scripted tests. Steps are built in a drag and drop interface which is significantly faster than recording or scripting.
Reusability – Test components are reusable and hence there is less to create and maintain
- Object – application objects are defined once in a central location which insulates tests from future changes in the GUI of the target application.
- Steps – steps group actions together so that they can be reused to create an unlimited number of tests. Duplication is eliminated.
- Tests – tests are built quickly and easily in a drag and drop environment from reusable steps.
- Test Data –data tables are automatically generated and integrated with tests based on test data requirements. Data tables can be used to support any number of tests.
Test maintenance is the most important consideration when selecting a testing tool. AscentialTest was designed to minimize the level of effort to keep tests up to date as the target application changes over the product life cycle.
Step-based approach – If the application under test changes, the user makes a single change to a step and all the tests that use that step are automatically updated.
Object definitions – By capturing and defining objects in a central location, maintenance is kept to a minimum when there are changes in the target application’s GUI.
Based on Our Customers Report, AscentialTest Automated Tool
Saves an average of 40% of the test development cost & time
Saves around 70% of the regular cost, due to comfortable Test maintenance
Increased the throughput of test execution by as much as 11 times
Runs against applications faster
Provides the ability to distribute tests across an array of physical and/or virtual machines,
significantly reducing the amount of time taken to complete testing cycles.