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Why is Automating Regression Testing so Important?

Importance of Regression Testing

In today’s on-demand software delivery, we can no longer rely on manual QA testing to perform regression in time we need our changes in production. A model of regression automation testing is on the rise for the continuous development of today. Automating your regression suites is a game-changer, as it leads to reducing each of your testing runs from days to hours, amounting to huge savings. Let’s dig into the details.

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You will be able to test more

When you automate your regression testing, you will no longer be constrained by a manual approach. Automation can eliminate the tester’s workday for all but the most difficult edge cases under test. You will be able to scale your testing in parallel at a far greater speed than just adding manual testers. In addition, you will be able to include the whole test suite into your CI/CD pipeline and execute tests regularly. You will no longer be constrained by a human factor involved in manual QA regression but rather have a true 24/7 testing presence.

When you automate your regression testing… You will be able to scale your testing in parallel at a far greater speed than by just adding manual testers.

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You’re going to save time

Let’s be honest; going through the exact same test cases over and over each time is not fun. Rather, it’s tedious, and even worse so – can feel like a waste of time. Automating such test cases will free up time in your day-to-day QA endeavors. No longer will you be tied to a strict deadline in a pre-release crunch time. What’s more, your tests will be executed at any time instead of only when you are at work. With the time reclaimed by automation, you will be able to investigate new areas of your product and create more meaningful test cases that increase the test coverage of your product. With automation, you will test quicker and more frequently by leveraging processing power.


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Quick feedback cycles

Chances are high you’ve experienced this before: let’s say full regression done manually takes 2 or 3 days, and a QA person finds a critical bug at the very last minute. Even worse, depending on the type of this bug, another partial or even full regression might be required after the fix, resulting in a delayed release and unhappy stakeholders.

Automation eliminates such issues completely, as it’s much faster to execute and find bugs. Automating your tests in parallel and exercising processing power will allow quicker product stability feedback.

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Automation eliminates such issues completely, as it’s much faster to execute, and find bugs.

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Eliminate user error

With constant user, repetition comes potential user error. When following manual mundane test steps, manual users have the problem of missing or omitting steps. Success for each test run is dependent on the tester’s precision and thoroughness.

With test automation, your steps will be followed exactly. A correctly written automated test case should run without issue time after time. This will decrease the chance of a new defect escaping into a production release.


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Your QA will have a bigger impact on quality

With test automation, your tests can be conducted more frequently and more efficiently than a brute force manual QA approach. You will be able to integrate your regression suites with a continuous integration delivery process, whereupon a commit or release of a new regression can be kicked off without the QA team even waking up. Instead, they will be able to create new automated tests to increase test coverage and conduct more creative and smart types of testing – UI/UX, exploratory, risk assessment, etc. All of this leads to more wholesome test coverage for your product, which then leads to a much better customer experience.

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All of this leads to more wholesome test coverage for your product, which then leads to a much better customer experience.

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Codeless automation makes it very approachable

Very few would argue that automation is the only sustainable way to high-quality products in the long run. Yet many companies have tried it and either failed completely or found themselves spending more and more time and resources on it.

The Most Common Reasons Are:
– Complex framework setup.
– Tests are very hard to write the right way, requiring seasoned QA engineers who aren’t easy to find. Many times test architecture isn’t defined correctly, which leads to the next step, getting worse and worse as the number of tests grows.
– Test maintenance is so time-consuming it can easily become a standalone job in bigger companies.
– Non-programmers on the team aren’t able to understand the tests, and previously written tests are almost never assessed for quality and effectiveness.

Luckily, there is a powerful no-code test automation tool that solves all of these issues. With testRigor, manual QAs create complex automated tests without the need for any coding skills in plain English. In fact, writing automated tests takes about the same amount of time as writing manual test cases. testRigor is cloud-based which eliminates the need for any hosted servers or setting up any infrastructure in general. Tests are very robust and stable, thanks to a powerful AI engine.

Employing testRigor for your test automation will help you recognize massive savings and drastically improve team dynamics and product quality.

Schedule a demo to learn more and ask all the questions that are important to you.

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