Using Test Automation Effectively in an Enterprise
Using Test Automation Effectively in an Enterprise

Test automation is an integral part of testing approaches like DevOps and Agile. Businesses in the software testing Dubai sector have now started working collaboratively on an all-inclusive Test Automation strategy to help enterprises build high performance applications faster. At present, they use either proprietary or open source test automation tools; each with its own benefits. 

Due to cost factors and compatible testing platforms, open source test automation frameworks are rising in popularity while proprietary tools provide standardized formats, tested scripts, and regular updates. However, the key to using these tools is an effective testing strategy. 

Other significant factors you need to take into account include:

  • Your business domain
  • Investments on resources and tools
  • Benefits of test automation over manual testing
  • Skilled teams to build a practical test automation strategy that aligns with the project’s and organization’s goals

You can still follow the best practices to make sure your testing strategy delivers what it was built to deliver. Here are a few such practices to use test automation effectively in your enterprise, regardless of your business domain. 

Align the Strategy with the Project’s and Organization’s Goals

Test automation may not always suit the project you are working on. It depends on what you want to achieve with the project. Some projects demand extensive testing to measure its performance and functionality. 

Once you are certain of what you want to achieve with the project, it’d be easier for you to devise a test automation strategy that aligns with your project’s goals. 

Plan Ahead

DevOps or Agile environments allow testers to plan the testing phase way ahead, during the software development life cycle. In an agile ecosystem, the project will be broken down into sprints allowing testers to collaborate more with the development team, and execute testing more effectively. The tests can be evaluated and changes made after each sprint. 

Manage Test Assets

Test automation demands optimal management of test assets right from building the assets to centralizing them, and making them accessible for future projects. For this, the team generally centralize the assets in a common repository accessible to the entire team.

Reusability of test scripts in an automated testing approach makes software testing cost-effective. 

Eliminate Outdated Test Cases

Updating test cases in the test automation phase is as important as building test cases. The test cases may get outdated over the course of the development of the application. The outdated cases must be eliminated. In addition to this, frequent validity checks will keep your tests updated for the project. 


Test automation makes the whole testing process iterative, consistent, and continuous. But it requires a good amount of investment. A comprehensive test automation strategy can ensure that your investment is worth it, and the payoff exceeds expectations. It also helps in getting your software/application to the market faster.