With the expansion in digital commerce, enterprises and businesses have started looking upon software as a solution to a majority of problems. Right from enterprise management to eCommerce setup, logistics, and even education and learning. We officially live in the age of software. And as we move towards the future, the software market is only going to become more and more expansive.
As the software market expands in a majority of industries, organizations are also constantly looking forward to making them better. This is where software testing comes into the picture. STLC (Software Testing Life Cycle) helps play a major role in building quality software and ensuring that it is robust as it is delivered to the client.
While testing an application software is fundamental to building it, there are different kinds of testing that into the picture. In other words, software testing is a combination of automated and manual testing techniques. Even though the process has shifted to being completely automated with passing time, there are still a few manual tasks that testers have to undertake for the completion of testing successfully.
For example, there was a time where each and every test case was build from scratch by a tester manually. And for a small change in any of the modules of the software application, there had to be a subsequent change in the test cases. The cumbersome task was doing all of this manually.
But thanks to agile methodologies like DevOps and automation in testing, all this has become more than easy. Testers can accomplish more with fewer efforts. This has not only enhanced the productivity of software testers but also the capability of the software. Ultimately, meeting deadlines and launching the perfect application software has become convenient. This on one hand is proving quite beneficial for the clients, while on the other hand allowing businesses to reach out to even more customers and markets.
More to this, organizations are also harnessing machine learning and artificial intelligence to bring the best out of software provides a fulfilling experience to the clients. With machine learning in the picture, test cases are not just automatically generated but also generated intelligently. In other words, based on subsequent responses and error rates, test cases are modified and the software testing becomes more precise to test each and every function as well as behavior.
This further reduces the dependency on manual tasks as behavior testing is also accomplished well via front running technologies.
Automated testing has more than a few market opportunities right now. This is because of the growing business of software as well as digitization taking over. Some of the front running companies in automated software testing include Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation, Oracle Corporation, Tricentis, Worksoft Inc, SmartBear Software Ranorex GmbH (Austria), etc.
The present market scenario of the automated testing market is fiercely competitive. And that’s because companies are finding a lot of opportunities to leverage new technologies and up their game. Moreover, small and medium enterprises that do not want to invest in research and developments related to software testing are on the lookout for automated testing solutions in the market.
Therefore, this is yet another reason why the market is growing and will continue on the same trajectory in the time to come.
According to the recent Automated Testing market report, automation testing has been divided into deeper niches. They are further classified into categories based on their type and application. For example by application automation testing can be divided into automated test units, automated web services, and automated GUI tests. Similarly, type automation testing can be further divided into cloud and on-premise setup.
At this point, it is wise to wonder how segmenting the software testing market helps. The reason behind it is pretty simple. Such a value-based classification helps in analyzing the dynamics of the market with more clarity.
Moreover, since mobile solutions are gaining popularity around the world progressively, testing solutions around it are also being observed. Companies in North American regions are aggressively capitalizing on such a market and presenting seamless solutions that any business can leverage. This makes it easy especially for those small and medium businesses that are looking for solutions in the market but do not have a lot of technology-intensive resources.
For example, Waldo is a new product that is presenting a no-code solution for mobile testers. It is a New York-based startup offering record tests in your browser by letting you interact with the app like you normally do. For an app developer, such a solution can be a paradise since it is better than the current two possible case scenarios of testing.
The current scenarios of mobile testing where testing means keeping a ton of other devices to check if there’s anything wrong with them is challenging. It takes a lot of time. Similarly, developing testing scripts that validate the core features of the app requires a lot of technical know-how, something that is beyond the capabilities of normal small and medium enterprises. Therefore a no-code solution helps to effortless issues and leverage technology for building more robust applications via automated testing.
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