Factors to Consider When Implementing Automated Software Testing
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Testing is a major component of the Software Development Lifecycle SDLC, constituting a prominent cost driver for both government and industry entities. Therefore, many businesses are automating their software testing in order to save money and improve quality. When considering whether automation is a viable option, businesses must take several factors into account. The purpose of this document is to illuminate these factors. Software development and integration is a continuous process throughout the acquisition life cycle. Automated Software Testing can improve testing capabilities, replacing some of the resource-intensive manual efforts, and can be executed alone or in conjunction with manual testing. Regardless of the complexity, technical maturity, or requirements of the software program, Automated Software Testing may be a viable option.