What are the Primary Goals of Test Automation?

The need for a comprehensive system testing to assure reliable solution quality multiplies exponentially over time. Poor planning for expanding product testing requirements will increase the risk of brand damage and leads to productivity and revenue loss. Automated testing is essential in keeping pace with the ever expanding product and system testing requirements.

The Evolution of Testing Automation

In voke’s market report, Infrastructure Test Optimization(1), the analyst firm identified and defined critical guidelines for the standards of test practices—Infrastructure Test Optimization (ITO)—to achieve reliable and effective collaborative testing for infrastructure. ITO identifies the practices that ensure infrastructures meet a defined quality of service and quality of experience that are core requirements to meet strategic business objectives.

The Five Practice areas of ITO

The Benefits of ITO: Traceability, Visibility, Collaboration, Realism, and Integration

ITO guidelines encourage organizations to achieve the optimal customer environment, with optimized quality workflow, test workflow, and lab management. The result is a more comprehensive and predictable test cycle leading to higher quality product and system deliverables.

In the next blog, we’ll look at some of the risks in adopting home-grown solutions in test automation. Meanwhile, we welcome your observations and comments below.

Read the (1)voke Research—Category Snapshot Report: Infrastructure Test Optimization, Theresa Lanowitz, Lisa Dronzek, January 12, 2012

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