John P.

John P.

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5 Reasons for Test Automation Failure

5 Reasons for Test Automation Failure

As we all know test automation is gaining increased popularity, and artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have contributed to improving results achieved from automation. There are key challenges associated with automation and to get the right solutions, firms need the services of a reliable automation testing company. Whether a firm is looking for an initial investment or scaling the existing automation efforts,  test automation can bring many challenges that can be daunting. To address these issues, we have come up with 5 major reasons why automated tests fail. Keeping these issues in mind can help in steering automation efforts in the right direction.

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Let’s have a look at these reasons:

  • Absence of Manual Testing

One of the major reasons why a firm’s automation efforts fail is that the QA teams are not balancing manual testing and automation effectively. Test automation does not completely replace manual testing. Instead, it allows more time to focus on tests that require human intervention and this is why enterprises look towards an automation testing company. Automated testing should always be planned while keeping manual testing in mind. Manual testing is carried out for different purposes as compared to the automated tests. In addition, testers have a different skill set that makes them indispensable. They have the skills, knowledge, and experience to test an application in-depth and decision making power to achieve the business goals. Thus, enterprises that fail to balance automated and manual testing do not succeed at automation.

  • Automate Everything

Another mistake that enterprises make is that they try to automate everything. Test automation is helpful for keeping pace with faster release cycles, yet automation may not be the only viable solution for your software testing issues. In order to achieve 100% results with test automation, companies try to automate more than required, which increases the costs and problems in the long run.

  • Current Processes are not Refreshed

We know getting started with test automation sounds exciting but it is important to ensure proper implementation. Companies can save and also help their QA teams to be more involved in the software development process. However, companies have adopted automated tests they need to use regularly. QA testers should have some automated tests in place that they can use when testing new features since other tests can be outdated or complex.

  • Choosing the Wrong Tool

Another important reason why automated tests may fail is that testers have not selected the right tools to implement automation testing. When choosing an automated testing tool, testers need to understand the scope of the tool and its features. Some companies look for a solution that works with mobile apps too.

  • Changes in the App’s Logic

An automation testing company utilizes automation tests to complete repetitive tasks. Whether it is a simple process or a complex one, automation offers different solutions to meet testers’ needs. So it is important that testers do not change the app’s logic.

Avoiding the above points may help organizations in achieving successful test automation. Even if not at first, but sooner they can ensure making the most of their automated tests efforts.

Author Bio:

Ray Parker is an entrepreneur and tech enthusiast who loves to incorporate new technologies to get more efficient outcomes. When he’s not marketing his latest venture, he keeps himself busy in writing technical articles to educate peers and professionals.