Quality Assurance Automation—is a process focusing on both detecting possible bugs and errors and planning what test types will best fulfill the requirements of the specific project. QA automation aims to reduce the need for manual testing and automate these processes as much as possible.
When deciding which tool to use, besides considering the project requirements and team needs, the factors below should be taken into accounts:
- the possibility of multi-language scripting,
- documentation—whether it is clear and helpful for implementation,
- easy integration with other tools.
QA automation helps save testers’ time, as they no longer need to write extensive tests. What's more, a test can be set up and run simultaneously on multiple devices without manual input. This does not mean that testers cannot check the results on their own—there is always room for double-checking and validating test results manually. Reports are detailed and give full information to the tester about the test results and detected bugs. Taken together, this all contributes to a shorter time-to-market for new features.