Quality assurance (QA) automation has quickly become a buzzword, and its use seems inevitable for enterprises of any size if you listen to industry leaders. They have a point – the 2020 GitLab Survey shows software testing remains the number one bottleneck, with 47 percent of companies identifying it as a reason for delays.
Meanwhile, test automation is on top of trends with the faith placed in it. According to The Evolution of Test Automation survey in 2018, organizations that automated more than half of their software testing efforts reported faster testing cycles (88 percent), and were able to catch bugs earlier (68 percent). So, does that mean you have to jump on the bandwagon and fill any gaps with automation?
There’s not a simple yes or no answer. While QA automation can help you release faster, it can also quickly burn through your budget and set you back. The key to creating a balanced test automation strategy is understanding the misconceptions that surround the topic.