Challenges of Test Automation for Small Companies

Background

With development cycles becoming shorter by day, the testing window is constantly getting squeezed.  Release time for web-based software, Software-as-a-Service and mobile applications has shrunk from months to weekseven days.  In this “fast release” environment, test automation is not just nice to have, but has become essential to delivering quality software.

But despite its promise, studies show that over half of the automation projects fail to achieve expected results. Test automation is difficult even in the best of circumstances.  Limited budgets and resources in small companies make test automation even more challenging.  Let us review some of these challenges.

Challenges of Test Automation for Small Companies

  • Complexity
  • Cost
  • Tool Centric
  • Maintainability/Reusability
  • Unrealistic Expectations

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