Gartner Research: 4 Essential Steps to Implement Test Automation

Four essential steps to maximize the benefits of test automation to deliver high-quality software faster.


Application leaders are under increasing pressure to deliver high-quality software at a faster pace and, therefore, manual testing quickly becomes a bottleneck. We believe that this new research report from Gartner explains the key challenges of software test automation, and presents actionable recommendations for organizations to prepare for test automation initiatives.

Download this research report where we believe you will learn about the key challenges of test automation, such as:

  • The complexity of building automated tests.
  • The impact of automated software testing on development practices, organizational changes and finances
  • GUI test automation alone does not provide enough value, it is expensive, slow, and it’s fragile
  • Organizations need to adapt their test automation approach to match the skills available

Per our understanding, the research report includes practical recommendations for organizations, including:

  • Setting clear and simple goals for test automation
  • Assigning time and appropriately skilled resources to test automation efforts
  • Organizing test automation around the test automation pyramid
  • Matching tools to the team’s skills and the application’s needs

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Research Report: Four essential steps to implement test automation

Gartner, 4 Essential Steps to Implement Test Automation, 24 October 2019
The Gartner document is available upon request from Micro Focus

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