Business Case for Automation

There are three key benefits to automation:

1. Expand your test coverage. 2. Save time and resources. 3. Retain knowledge.


Test automation has steadily evolved over the past two decades from record and play, which is all code and no data, to code-free approaches that are all data and little or no code. This trend reflects the fact that code is more costly to develop and maintain than data. This evolution has followed these four stages:

1. Record and play

2. Data-driven

3. Frameworks

4. Code-free automation

These represent varying combinations of code and data used to construct test cases and each has different advantages and drawbacks.