How automated tests save more than money

Evelina Rimkute
3 min readFeb 22, 2021

IT Software development and delivery live today live their best years. It is an integral part of every financial, insurance, merchandise, logistics, or online activity around the world. And each of us — users of webpages, apps, software, online services — have a very good notion of what kind of product we want to experience, use and incorporate into our busy schedule.

To cut the long story short — each company, bringing IT products into the market, wants to ship reliable products fast and within budgets. Usually not releasing is costlier than release and deal with customer feedback afterward. Companies are challenged to use available financial resources and dedicated team efforts in the most effective way.

In this light I want to explore one of the notions, that is always in the air, sometimes even blinding. It is the expectation that there is a straightforward option to save money while automating tests. (For the sake of clarity — you could not automate testing, as this is an activity done by humans using their experience and knowledge. We automate tests, scripts, scenarios, or checks. If you want to automate testing, we could start talking about automating management as well…. )

The logic behind bottom line accounting is simple:

  • we invest in creating automated checks
  • automated checks could be executed faster in comparison with manual work
  • people who perform manual tests have less work to do

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Evelina Rimkute

Test manager, team lead, bookworm, writer and lifelong learner, traveler, passionate about new ideas and history. https://amzn.to/2YvxNEY or bit.ly/39GbErS