To enable faster software delivery, many organizations have turned to technology for continuous testing and test automation. Continuous testing involves testing software in small pieces throughout the software development lifecycle (SDLC) rather than one large test just prior to a software release. However, continuous testing creates a logistical challenge, requiring developers to keep track of which environments have deployed new code, when each piece needs testing, and how those requirements integrate back into the task of continuously delivering software.
Test automation simplifies this process by automatically tracking and managing all the moving parts of continuous testing. By minimizing the complexity of software testing logistics, test automation solutions allow testers to stop worrying about the minutia of testing, and enable them to spend more time creating effective test cases to ensure the quality of software.