Software Test automation has been most controversial activity in any organization. In most of the organizations, it starts with lot of potential in reducing the test efforts drastically and magically, but ends up in spending unreasonably high amount of efforts in maintaining the developed automation suite. The ROI becomes non-achievable and finally management decides to switch back to manual testing. Some of the main reasons for failure of Software Test automation initiatives are:
Continuous changes in requirements and UI object properties
Requirement of highly skilled programmer (Java / C# / VB etc.) for developing automation scripts
Less modularity in automated scripts
Lack of co-ordination between manual testers and automation testers
Higher development time required to write automation scripts
Applications make use of mix types of objects (Web, Windows, CLI), which cannot be taken care by only one automation tool.
We presented, an Integrated Hybrid Automation framework, built by Harbinger Systems, which addressed above mentioned challenges and expedites the automation process with least of programming skills to build a robust and modular automation test suite providing faster ROI.