The Real Value of Test Automation

April 23, 2015

Automating the manual tests Most development organizations (and QA teams as part of them) that start developing an automation suite, aim that the automation will replace part of the long manual QA cycles. They expect that the test automation project will be a one-time effort (maybe with some low effort for continuous maintenance and adding tests afterwards), and from that point on its purpose will be to find bugs, just like manual testers do. Because the manual testing is a very simple and repetitive task, it looks like developing the automation should be simple too. After all, tests...