Technology is a means to an end.
Our ecosystem with accelerated innovation and competition pushes to increase the test automation contribution to Quality at Speed.
While new technologies are coming, the key to success lies in connecting users, processes, and technology within the test automation lifecycle.
We need to focus on the three areas of test automation requiring fast feedback loops: test repository, test execution and test reporting.
This article shares the current technology and test automation landscape before digging in the future of each test automation area.
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The existing test automation landscape
The test automation challenge is to accelerate the delivery of valuable software by contributing across the software delivery lifecycle.
Once reserved to narrowed specialists, solutions evolve for transversal collaboration, easier on-boarding, and maintenance.
Test automation can be improved without an end-to-end AI.
The existing technologies already are available to provide:
- Modern user interfaces with a shared language,
- Native integrations with other platforms like CI/CD or Cloud testing,
- Built-in reporting and analytics that can detect anomalies.
Let’s see how the evolution of these technologies can contribute to the future of test automation.
Test Management with next-generation low-code
A requirement repository is one of the main assets for Quality at Speed to keep a central vision and identify the required test automation in different contexts.
The implementation of automated tests still requires significant efforts of translation from business requirements to an executable technical component.
Too much time is lost in translations.