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Michael Bolton - Software Testing Expert - Developsense.com
- Automating functional testing can improve software quality for the right shop.
- The cost of automation tools and ongoing maintenance can outweigh the benefits.
- This solution set will help you identify whether functional testing automation is right for your team.
- Automating functional testing improves quality, but does not replace the need for testers or reduce quantifiable development costs.
- Functional testing can be done without automation tools. In fact, 56% of shops polled don't automate testing and of those, 65% have no interest in doing so.
- Don't blame failure on the tools. Client's reported that even the top of the line testing tools require high configuration and test case maintenance.
Impact and Result
- Avoid wasted efforts on automation by learning whether your team and application portfolio is a good fit for the team.
- Get a head start on building a case for automation with cost estimates, ROI calculators and cases that demonstrate implementation efforts.
- Avoid potential damage to your QA process by learning about the uses and limitations of functional automation tools from your peers.
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