As we know, automated testing, especially framework-based, offers several benefits. There is a reduction in testing effort, testing schedule, better regression testing, greater test coverage and improved productivity.
However, as the demands of customers for better products increases, the need for constant improvement and innovative ways to speed up the testing process, as well as make it more efficient increases. A survey across three years from 2014-2016 shows that while in 2014, the releases were not even monthly, in 2015, 57 per cent were reported to have released code into production either weekly, several times a week, or even several times in a day. About a quarter were said to release code monthly, while only 10 per cent releasing it quarterly. By 2016, 66 per cent were deploying code weekly or more frequently.
To match this pace, the automation element in testing needs to go up as well as advanced techniques need to be introduced to make it more efficient.
Seven techniques to further improve automated testing
Through advanced techniques for automated testing, the quality and efficiency of testing improves and also frees up resources to focus on areas that need manual intervention and human intelligence. It also helps the testing team to anticipate and be ready to test builds without much time lags, thus compressing the design to production time lag further.