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Software test automation has the capability to decrease the overall cost of testing and improve software quality, but most testing organizations have not been able to achieve the full potential of test automation. A number of groups have implemented test automation plans, only to later become dis-regarded as expensive “shelfware.” Often such teams continue their auto-mation efforts, yet become burdened with huge costs in maintaining large suites of automated test scripts that are of questionable value.
This paper will first discuss the key benefits of software test automation, and then examine the most common techniques used to implement soft-ware test automation. It will then analyze prevalent reasons why test automation efforts fail to meet their potential.
Finally, this paper concludes with an examination in how using a keyword-driven approach to test automation allows organizations to avoid problems inherent in other approaches and benefit from test automation. Action Based Testing™, the latest methodology from the original architect of the keyword method, and the TestArchitect™ toolset will be presented as proven real-world examples of why test automation is the optimal solution.
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