Manual testing and test automation roles evolve with the software landscape. As more enterprises increase automation rates, fewer test cases will be left for testers to run manually.
More manual testers learn to automate their tests, and automation engineers find that the focus of their work changes as well. Manual testers and automation engineers will see their job descriptions changing and, as a result, become more valuable to their respective companies than ever before.
The shift to test automation is happening: API tests are much more stable and faster than UI tests, so API testing will be the dominant method of testing apps in the future. Next to this, service virtualization, will play a vital role as an enabler of high test automation rates in complex and interconnected landscapes as well, becoming an integral part of test automation.
What does this mean for modern organizations?
The share of testing in IT budgets will not increase, despite the demand for speed.
Testing will become much faster and more efficient in comparison to today.
Test automation rates will increase dramatically, simply because they have to in order to keep testing in parallel with the increased pace of agile development.
Remaining manual tests will be predominantly exploratory. Automated UI tests will be more important than they are today – but they will require a smaller share of the effort in relation to full automation.
How will these changes affect today’s manual testers and automation engineers?
If we take a brief look at the history of test automation, we recognize that maintenance efforts have always been the biggest threat to automated test cases: when the automated testing maintenance efforts outweigh the manual execution efforts, why stick with automation? Using a sophisticated framework eases the pain, but on top of being extremely expensive to implement and maintain, frameworks transform test automation into a software development project, excluding business testers from the automation process.
To complicate things further, API testing today is purely the domain of the technically savvy. How can enterprise API testing be expanded without first hiring more developers? Don’t forget Service Virtualization! Which will soon be a fundamental requirement in complex system landscapes. Without Service Virtualization, testing environments will not be available to support the systems in Continuous Test – who will deal with that?
Does that mean that all our manual testers of today need to be replaced by “development-testers” in order to meet the rigors of Agile and DevOps practices?
The key to success doesn’t lie in restructuring the testing department, but in changing the way we leverage the tools of software testing using FASTESTQA.
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