Benefits of regression testing
Regression testing can not only improve software quality but reduce the time and cost of fixing defects as well. Other benefits include:
- Earlier detection of defects during a major update, helping to minimize the impact on customers and users
- Allowing developers to focus on new functionality rather than reworking old bugs
- Improved user experiences without introducing unintended side effects
- Fewer unexpected risks. Regression testing can be an effective part of risk mitigation strategy that helps developers and companies stay on top of changes and problems before they become significant issues
- Improved overall system performance
Tricentis tools for regression testing
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Tricentis solutions for regression testing include:
- Tricentis Tosca. Tricentis Tosca accelerates testing with an automated, no-code, AI-based approach to end-to-end test automation. Tosca breaks through the barriers created by legacy and conventional functional testing automation methods. With an innovative risk-based and model-based approach to test automation, Tosca simplifies end-to-end regression testing for 160+ technologies.
- Tricentis Distributed Execution. Part of the Tosca solution, Tricentis Distributed Execution (DEX) streamlines regression testing by distributing automated test sets across multiple virtual machines, computers within a network, or in the cloud. Testers can specify which tests should be run in different contexts, while this Tricentis solution automates load balancing to achieve optimal distribution of test sets.
The Tricentis platform also offers a suite of additional testing solutions and QA testing tools that include data integrity tools, Jira testing tools, performance testing tools, software test automation tools, and tools for ServiceNow, Snowflake, SAP, Oracle, and Salesforce test automation tools.
What is regression testing?
Regression testing is an approach to testing software that determines whether recent changes to code have broken the software or adversely impacted existing features within it.
What are the benefits of regression testing?
By performing regression tests after code has been altered, updated, or optimized, development teams can ensure that software continues to meet project requirements. Regression tests also enable bugs to be found and fixed earlier in the development process, helping to save time, avoid rework, and reduce costs.
What’s the difference between regression testing and retesting?
Retesting takes place after a bug has been addressed to make sure the defect is fixed. Regression testing is performed after new code or functionality is added to software to make sure that the changes haven’t broken existing functionality and that the new code doesn’t have unintended consequences.