Why Test Automation | Benefits & Advantages of Automated Testing

Why Test Automation

Explore the advantages of automated testing.

Test in parallel

Execute more tests in less time

Maximize resources by testing in parallel on multiple servers, during off-peak hours.

Continuous integration testing

Support continuous development practices

Trigger smoke and sanity tests from your CI server; execute full or partial regression suites.

Data driven testing

Cover more scenarios with data-driven testing

Efficiently test happy path scenarios, boundaries and edge cases.

Cross browser and cross device testing

Accelerate cross-browser and cross-device testing

Ensure that your application performs consistently on every platform.

What are the benefits of automated testing?

Expand your testing capacity, get faster feedback, and improve quality through test automation.

You already know the value of software testing. But fast-paced software development environments can create time and cost constraints that make it difficult to thoroughly test an application prior to release. If defects slip undetected into the production environment, the result can be customer dissatisfaction and increased maintenance costs. Test automation allows your team to execute more tests in less time, increasing coverage and freeing human testers to do more high-level, exploratory testing. Automation is especially beneficial for test cases that are executed repeatedly, such as those for cross-browser and cross-device compatibility, and those that are part of a full or partial regression suite.

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We used many tools as trials at the beginning. We realized that there are no tools better than Ranorex Studio: the UI is very easy to understand and easy to automate data-driven, reusable, and modular tests.

Direct feedback for the developers after check-ins. Saving 20-30 tester days in each regression cycle.

A global 500 professional services company

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Best automation tool in the market.

Rain Bird Corporation

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We chose Ranorex Studio for its ease of use, active development, and the wonderful community/support. Both technical and non-technical people are able to contribute to projects.

A medium Enterprise Financial Services Company

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Meet your testing goals

Make test automation your ally in assessing the quality of your application

Decrease test maintenance

Increase speed, efficiency, and quality while reducing testing costs

The main goal in software development processes is to satisfy customers with timely releases of software that works flawlessly. Test automation makes it possible to execute test cases during off-peak hours, and to distribute them in parallel across multiple physical or virtual servers. Automated tests complete in a fraction of the time required for manual testing, giving the team significantly faster feedback on the quality of the application and its suitability for release.

Improve tester effectiveness

Improve tester motivation and effectiveness

Manual testing can be mundane, error-prone and even exasperating. Frequent repetition of the same test cases with only slight changes in data values is laborious and time-consuming. Test automation alleviates testers’ frustration with low-level, repetitive testing while increasing the repeatability and accuracy of these tests. Automation enables testers to focus on more challenging and rewarding work such as risk analysis and exploratory testing.

Increase test coverage

Expand test coverage

Sufficient test coverage typically demands significant effort. Hundreds of test cases may be needed to exercise all use scenarios, validate boundary and edge cases, and ensure that an application is compatible across browsers and devices. Data-driven automated testing separates test procedures from test data, allowing you to cover more scenarios with a minimum amount of effort. Easily repeat test cases across browsers or devices to ensure your application’s compatibility and consistent performance.

Put automation testing to work for you

Virtual Radiologic Corporation chose Ranorex Studio for many reasons, including ease of use, excellent object recognition, easy integration with their build pipeline, and price. The result was increased testing efficiency, shortened test cycles, and robust and reliable automation. Now, their developers are more confident when making changes, and testers have more time to focus on exploratory testing. Read the case study below for details.

Or, if you’re ready to experience the benefits of test automation, download a free trial of the full version of Ranorex Studio today.

Start automating your UI tests with Ranorex Studio today

Get all of this with your free trial:

  • Record-and-replay: robust capabilities to build tests without programming.
  • Full development environment: script in C# or VB.NET
  • All supported platforms: run tests on Windows desktop, all popular Web browsers, and Android or iOS devices, including real devices and simulators/emulators
  • Advanced functionality: Ranorex Spy for machine-trained object detection, Ranorex Coach for test healing, video reporting of test execution, PDF validation, and more.
  • Customizable test results reporting: generate HTML, PDF, or JUnit-compatible reports; then send test reports as email attachments.
  • Data-driven testing: pull test data from CSV or Excel files, or a SQL database
  • Flexible API interface: easily add Ranorex Studio tests to your CI/CD process by integrating with Jenkins, Travis CI, Git, and more.
  • Built-in integration with Jira and TestRail

Accelerate your testing with Ranorex Studio. Our built-in tutorials and sample projects will help you be productive right away. Or, if you’re ready, you can review our pricing and buy now.