SlideShare a Scribd company logo
Beyond the Code
The Strategic Impact of
Buying vs Building in Test
Automation
A look at the evolution of key
Test Automation Frameworks
Selenium
The Long Standing Dominating One
Cypress
(Was) The Next Big Thing
Playwright
(Is) the Up-and-Coming Challenger
An Evolving Landscape
Sources:
www.linkedin.com/pulse/state-test-automation-insights-from-field-michael-palotas-g84he/
zhiminzhan.medium.com/selenium-webdriver-is-still-the-best-web-test-automation-framework-in-2024-3c0c68d38965
65% 67%
Selenium
15%
2%
Other
11%
13%
Cypress
9%
18%
Playwright
54% of companies
have less than 25% of
their testing
automated
Only 3% of companies
engage in fully
automated testing
Source: https://www.practitest.com/state-of-testing/
3%
17% 26% 21%
21%
12%
Automation has
replaced all our
manual testing
efforts
Automation has
replaced about
75% or more of
our previously
manual testing
efforts
Automation has
replaced about
50% or more of
our previously
manual testing
efforts
Automation has
replaced about
25% or lee of our
previously
manual testing
efforts
We have
automation but
it has not
replaced any of
the manual
testing efforts
We do not have
automation
Where will I run these
automated tests?
2 Approaches to
Close the Gap in
Test Automation
Buy
a Commercial Off the Shelf Solution (COTS)
Build
a Solution based on Open Source
Buy
a Commercial Off the Shelf Solution (COTS)
The Cons
The Pros
1. Potential security and compliance
issues (especially in government
and regulated industries)
2. No control over infrastructure
3. Cost structure, especially as test
volume increases
4. Dependency on vendor
1. Easy to try, sign-up and setup
2. Readily available functionality
3. Productivity/Required Skills
4. Maintenance, evolution and
market adaptation ensured by
vendor
5. Ability to use multiple
frameworks
Buy
Build
a Solution based on Open Source
“Many QA teams still opt to automate their software tests
in-house using an open-source program to save on costs.
More than half of the companies surveyed reported using
in-house solutions for their software tests.“
Forrester Study
1. Independence from vendor and
tailored to unique needs of the
company
2. Integrate any tool in the existing
architecture
3. Run in the infrastructure of choice
(not limited to a vendor cloud)
4. Cost savings in license fees
1. Expert resources, expensive and
scarce, allocated to building and
maintaining instead of testing
2. Limited to one framework
3. High impact of potential
employee churn
4. Initial savings overshadowed by
longer term ROI
Build
The Cons
The Pros
Buy or Build
Security and Compliance Considerations
Fun Fact…
The Risks of Public Cloud Offerings
✘ Full external access through VPN tunnels
✘ Security risks of unauthorized access
✘ Personal Data and IP breaches, lack of compliance
vs
A different approach to Test Automation
Build Deploy
Code Test
Manual
Check
Build Deploy
Code Test
Manual
Check
The Security of SBOX
✔ Secure testing infrastructure inside your network
✔ No external access needed, no VPN Tunnels
✔ Full compliance, personal data and IP safeguarded.
Trusted by Leading
Public and Private Organizations
Visit our booth
to talk with our
experts!
Thank you!
contact@element34.com
www.element34.com

More Related Content

Similar to The Strategic Impact of Buying vs Building in Test Automation

Selenium - A Trending Automation Testing Tool
Selenium - A Trending Automation Testing ToolSelenium - A Trending Automation Testing Tool
Selenium - A Trending Automation Testing Tool
ijtsrd
 
An update to software testing trends
An update to software testing trendsAn update to software testing trends
An update to software testing trends
BugRaptors
 
Multicentricsolutions – testing services
Multicentricsolutions – testing servicesMulticentricsolutions – testing services
Multicentricsolutions – testing services
Multi Centric Solutions
 
Model-Based Test Automation: Automate more, automate faster, automate accurately
Model-Based Test Automation: Automate more, automate faster, automate accuratelyModel-Based Test Automation: Automate more, automate faster, automate accurately
Model-Based Test Automation: Automate more, automate faster, automate accurately
Curiosity Software Ireland
 
Software Testing ppt
Software Testing pptSoftware Testing ppt
Software Testing ppt
Pratibha Singh
 
Automotive Cybersecurity: The Gap Still Exists
Automotive Cybersecurity: The Gap Still ExistsAutomotive Cybersecurity: The Gap Still Exists
Automotive Cybersecurity: The Gap Still Exists
OnBoard Security, Inc. - a Qualcomm Company
 
Software Testing Statistics.pdf
Software Testing Statistics.pdfSoftware Testing Statistics.pdf
Software Testing Statistics.pdf
AnanthReddy38
 
Selecting an App Security Testing Partner: An eGuide
Selecting an App Security Testing Partner: An eGuideSelecting an App Security Testing Partner: An eGuide
Selecting an App Security Testing Partner: An eGuide
HCLSoftware
 
Procuring an Application Security Testing Partner
Procuring an Application Security Testing PartnerProcuring an Application Security Testing Partner
Procuring an Application Security Testing Partner
HCLSoftware
 
Why Automation Fails—in Theory and Practice
Why Automation Fails—in Theory and PracticeWhy Automation Fails—in Theory and Practice
Why Automation Fails—in Theory and Practice
TechWell
 
Better Software East 2016: Evolving Automated to Continuous
Better Software East 2016: Evolving Automated to ContinuousBetter Software East 2016: Evolving Automated to Continuous
Better Software East 2016: Evolving Automated to Continuous
Parasoft
 
State of the Market - Data Quality in 2023
State of the Market - Data Quality in 2023State of the Market - Data Quality in 2023
State of the Market - Data Quality in 2023
RTTS
 
Future of QA
Future of QAFuture of QA
Future of QA
amitagarwal2006
 
Futureofqa
FutureofqaFutureofqa
Futureofqa
amitagarwal2006
 
Best Practises In Test Automation
Best Practises In Test AutomationBest Practises In Test Automation
Best Practises In Test Automation
99tests
 
Software testing
Software testingSoftware testing
Software testing
Abrianto Nugraha
 
Software testing trends for 2019
Software testing trends for 2019Software testing trends for 2019
Software testing trends for 2019
BugRaptors
 
Developer Velocity
Developer VelocityDeveloper Velocity
Developer Velocity
Stephanie Locke
 
Car Cybersecurity: What do Automakers Really Think?
Car Cybersecurity: What do Automakers Really Think?Car Cybersecurity: What do Automakers Really Think?
Car Cybersecurity: What do Automakers Really Think?
Security Innovation
 
Car cybersecurity: What do automakers really think?
Car cybersecurity: What do automakers really think?Car cybersecurity: What do automakers really think?
Car cybersecurity: What do automakers really think?
OnBoard Security, Inc. - a Qualcomm Company
 

Similar to The Strategic Impact of Buying vs Building in Test Automation (20)

Selenium - A Trending Automation Testing Tool
Selenium - A Trending Automation Testing ToolSelenium - A Trending Automation Testing Tool
Selenium - A Trending Automation Testing Tool
 
An update to software testing trends
An update to software testing trendsAn update to software testing trends
An update to software testing trends
 
Multicentricsolutions – testing services
Multicentricsolutions – testing servicesMulticentricsolutions – testing services
Multicentricsolutions – testing services
 
Model-Based Test Automation: Automate more, automate faster, automate accurately
Model-Based Test Automation: Automate more, automate faster, automate accuratelyModel-Based Test Automation: Automate more, automate faster, automate accurately
Model-Based Test Automation: Automate more, automate faster, automate accurately
 
Software Testing ppt
Software Testing pptSoftware Testing ppt
Software Testing ppt
 
Automotive Cybersecurity: The Gap Still Exists
Automotive Cybersecurity: The Gap Still ExistsAutomotive Cybersecurity: The Gap Still Exists
Automotive Cybersecurity: The Gap Still Exists
 
Software Testing Statistics.pdf
Software Testing Statistics.pdfSoftware Testing Statistics.pdf
Software Testing Statistics.pdf
 
Selecting an App Security Testing Partner: An eGuide
Selecting an App Security Testing Partner: An eGuideSelecting an App Security Testing Partner: An eGuide
Selecting an App Security Testing Partner: An eGuide
 
Procuring an Application Security Testing Partner
Procuring an Application Security Testing PartnerProcuring an Application Security Testing Partner
Procuring an Application Security Testing Partner
 
Why Automation Fails—in Theory and Practice
Why Automation Fails—in Theory and PracticeWhy Automation Fails—in Theory and Practice
Why Automation Fails—in Theory and Practice
 
Better Software East 2016: Evolving Automated to Continuous
Better Software East 2016: Evolving Automated to ContinuousBetter Software East 2016: Evolving Automated to Continuous
Better Software East 2016: Evolving Automated to Continuous
 
State of the Market - Data Quality in 2023
State of the Market - Data Quality in 2023State of the Market - Data Quality in 2023
State of the Market - Data Quality in 2023
 
Future of QA
Future of QAFuture of QA
Future of QA
 
Futureofqa
FutureofqaFutureofqa
Futureofqa
 
Best Practises In Test Automation
Best Practises In Test AutomationBest Practises In Test Automation
Best Practises In Test Automation
 
Software testing
Software testingSoftware testing
Software testing
 
Software testing trends for 2019
Software testing trends for 2019Software testing trends for 2019
Software testing trends for 2019
 
Developer Velocity
Developer VelocityDeveloper Velocity
Developer Velocity
 
Car Cybersecurity: What do Automakers Really Think?
Car Cybersecurity: What do Automakers Really Think?Car Cybersecurity: What do Automakers Really Think?
Car Cybersecurity: What do Automakers Really Think?
 
Car cybersecurity: What do automakers really think?
Car cybersecurity: What do automakers really think?Car cybersecurity: What do automakers really think?
Car cybersecurity: What do automakers really think?
 

Recently uploaded

一比一原版(sdsu毕业证书)圣地亚哥州立大学毕业证如何办理
一比一原版(sdsu毕业证书)圣地亚哥州立大学毕业证如何办理一比一原版(sdsu毕业证书)圣地亚哥州立大学毕业证如何办理
一比一原版(sdsu毕业证书)圣地亚哥州立大学毕业证如何办理
kgyxske
 
Using Query Store in Azure PostgreSQL to Understand Query Performance
Using Query Store in Azure PostgreSQL to Understand Query PerformanceUsing Query Store in Azure PostgreSQL to Understand Query Performance
Using Query Store in Azure PostgreSQL to Understand Query Performance
Grant Fritchey
 
如何办理(hull学位证书)英国赫尔大学毕业证硕士文凭原版一模一样
如何办理(hull学位证书)英国赫尔大学毕业证硕士文凭原版一模一样如何办理(hull学位证书)英国赫尔大学毕业证硕士文凭原版一模一样
如何办理(hull学位证书)英国赫尔大学毕业证硕士文凭原版一模一样
gapen1
 
J-Spring 2024 - Going serverless with Quarkus, GraalVM native images and AWS ...
J-Spring 2024 - Going serverless with Quarkus, GraalVM native images and AWS ...J-Spring 2024 - Going serverless with Quarkus, GraalVM native images and AWS ...
J-Spring 2024 - Going serverless with Quarkus, GraalVM native images and AWS ...
Bert Jan Schrijver
 
UI5con 2024 - Bring Your Own Design System
UI5con 2024 - Bring Your Own Design SystemUI5con 2024 - Bring Your Own Design System
UI5con 2024 - Bring Your Own Design System
Peter Muessig
 
Oracle 23c New Features For DBAs and Developers.pptx
Oracle 23c New Features For DBAs and Developers.pptxOracle 23c New Features For DBAs and Developers.pptx
Oracle 23c New Features For DBAs and Developers.pptx
Remote DBA Services
 
Enhanced Screen Flows UI/UX using SLDS with Tom Kitt
Enhanced Screen Flows UI/UX using SLDS with Tom KittEnhanced Screen Flows UI/UX using SLDS with Tom Kitt
Enhanced Screen Flows UI/UX using SLDS with Tom Kitt
Peter Caitens
 
Microservice Teams - How the cloud changes the way we work
Microservice Teams - How the cloud changes the way we workMicroservice Teams - How the cloud changes the way we work
Microservice Teams - How the cloud changes the way we work
Sven Peters
 
DECODING JAVA THREAD DUMPS: MASTER THE ART OF ANALYSIS
DECODING JAVA THREAD DUMPS: MASTER THE ART OF ANALYSISDECODING JAVA THREAD DUMPS: MASTER THE ART OF ANALYSIS
DECODING JAVA THREAD DUMPS: MASTER THE ART OF ANALYSIS
Tier1 app
 
INTRODUCTION TO AI CLASSICAL THEORY TARGETED EXAMPLES
INTRODUCTION TO AI CLASSICAL THEORY TARGETED EXAMPLESINTRODUCTION TO AI CLASSICAL THEORY TARGETED EXAMPLES
INTRODUCTION TO AI CLASSICAL THEORY TARGETED EXAMPLES
anfaltahir1010
 
Enums On Steroids - let's look at sealed classes !
Enums On Steroids - let's look at sealed classes !Enums On Steroids - let's look at sealed classes !
Enums On Steroids - let's look at sealed classes !
Marcin Chrost
 
How Can Hiring A Mobile App Development Company Help Your Business Grow?
How Can Hiring A Mobile App Development Company Help Your Business Grow?How Can Hiring A Mobile App Development Company Help Your Business Grow?
How Can Hiring A Mobile App Development Company Help Your Business Grow?
ToXSL Technologies
 
KuberTENes Birthday Bash Guadalajara - Introducción a Argo CD
KuberTENes Birthday Bash Guadalajara - Introducción a Argo CDKuberTENes Birthday Bash Guadalajara - Introducción a Argo CD
KuberTENes Birthday Bash Guadalajara - Introducción a Argo CD
rodomar2
 
Unveiling the Advantages of Agile Software Development.pdf
Unveiling the Advantages of Agile Software Development.pdfUnveiling the Advantages of Agile Software Development.pdf
Unveiling the Advantages of Agile Software Development.pdf
brainerhub1
 
Measures in SQL (SIGMOD 2024, Santiago, Chile)
Measures in SQL (SIGMOD 2024, Santiago, Chile)Measures in SQL (SIGMOD 2024, Santiago, Chile)
Measures in SQL (SIGMOD 2024, Santiago, Chile)
Julian Hyde
 
一比一原版(UMN毕业证)明尼苏达大学毕业证如何办理
一比一原版(UMN毕业证)明尼苏达大学毕业证如何办理一比一原版(UMN毕业证)明尼苏达大学毕业证如何办理
一比一原版(UMN毕业证)明尼苏达大学毕业证如何办理
dakas1
 
Liberarsi dai framework con i Web Component.pptx
Liberarsi dai framework con i Web Component.pptxLiberarsi dai framework con i Web Component.pptx
Liberarsi dai framework con i Web Component.pptx
Massimo Artizzu
 
Modelling Up - DDDEurope 2024 - Amsterdam
Modelling Up - DDDEurope 2024 - AmsterdamModelling Up - DDDEurope 2024 - Amsterdam
Modelling Up - DDDEurope 2024 - Amsterdam
Alberto Brandolini
 
Transforming Product Development using OnePlan To Boost Efficiency and Innova...
Transforming Product Development using OnePlan To Boost Efficiency and Innova...Transforming Product Development using OnePlan To Boost Efficiency and Innova...
Transforming Product Development using OnePlan To Boost Efficiency and Innova...
OnePlan Solutions
 
What’s New in Odoo 17 – A Complete Roadmap
What’s New in Odoo 17 – A Complete RoadmapWhat’s New in Odoo 17 – A Complete Roadmap
What’s New in Odoo 17 – A Complete Roadmap
Envertis Software Solutions
 

Recently uploaded (20)

一比一原版(sdsu毕业证书)圣地亚哥州立大学毕业证如何办理
一比一原版(sdsu毕业证书)圣地亚哥州立大学毕业证如何办理一比一原版(sdsu毕业证书)圣地亚哥州立大学毕业证如何办理
一比一原版(sdsu毕业证书)圣地亚哥州立大学毕业证如何办理
 
Using Query Store in Azure PostgreSQL to Understand Query Performance
Using Query Store in Azure PostgreSQL to Understand Query PerformanceUsing Query Store in Azure PostgreSQL to Understand Query Performance
Using Query Store in Azure PostgreSQL to Understand Query Performance
 
如何办理(hull学位证书)英国赫尔大学毕业证硕士文凭原版一模一样
如何办理(hull学位证书)英国赫尔大学毕业证硕士文凭原版一模一样如何办理(hull学位证书)英国赫尔大学毕业证硕士文凭原版一模一样
如何办理(hull学位证书)英国赫尔大学毕业证硕士文凭原版一模一样
 
J-Spring 2024 - Going serverless with Quarkus, GraalVM native images and AWS ...
J-Spring 2024 - Going serverless with Quarkus, GraalVM native images and AWS ...J-Spring 2024 - Going serverless with Quarkus, GraalVM native images and AWS ...
J-Spring 2024 - Going serverless with Quarkus, GraalVM native images and AWS ...
 
UI5con 2024 - Bring Your Own Design System
UI5con 2024 - Bring Your Own Design SystemUI5con 2024 - Bring Your Own Design System
UI5con 2024 - Bring Your Own Design System
 
Oracle 23c New Features For DBAs and Developers.pptx
Oracle 23c New Features For DBAs and Developers.pptxOracle 23c New Features For DBAs and Developers.pptx
Oracle 23c New Features For DBAs and Developers.pptx
 
Enhanced Screen Flows UI/UX using SLDS with Tom Kitt
Enhanced Screen Flows UI/UX using SLDS with Tom KittEnhanced Screen Flows UI/UX using SLDS with Tom Kitt
Enhanced Screen Flows UI/UX using SLDS with Tom Kitt
 
Microservice Teams - How the cloud changes the way we work
Microservice Teams - How the cloud changes the way we workMicroservice Teams - How the cloud changes the way we work
Microservice Teams - How the cloud changes the way we work
 
DECODING JAVA THREAD DUMPS: MASTER THE ART OF ANALYSIS
DECODING JAVA THREAD DUMPS: MASTER THE ART OF ANALYSISDECODING JAVA THREAD DUMPS: MASTER THE ART OF ANALYSIS
DECODING JAVA THREAD DUMPS: MASTER THE ART OF ANALYSIS
 
INTRODUCTION TO AI CLASSICAL THEORY TARGETED EXAMPLES
INTRODUCTION TO AI CLASSICAL THEORY TARGETED EXAMPLESINTRODUCTION TO AI CLASSICAL THEORY TARGETED EXAMPLES
INTRODUCTION TO AI CLASSICAL THEORY TARGETED EXAMPLES
 
Enums On Steroids - let's look at sealed classes !
Enums On Steroids - let's look at sealed classes !Enums On Steroids - let's look at sealed classes !
Enums On Steroids - let's look at sealed classes !
 
How Can Hiring A Mobile App Development Company Help Your Business Grow?
How Can Hiring A Mobile App Development Company Help Your Business Grow?How Can Hiring A Mobile App Development Company Help Your Business Grow?
How Can Hiring A Mobile App Development Company Help Your Business Grow?
 
KuberTENes Birthday Bash Guadalajara - Introducción a Argo CD
KuberTENes Birthday Bash Guadalajara - Introducción a Argo CDKuberTENes Birthday Bash Guadalajara - Introducción a Argo CD
KuberTENes Birthday Bash Guadalajara - Introducción a Argo CD
 
Unveiling the Advantages of Agile Software Development.pdf
Unveiling the Advantages of Agile Software Development.pdfUnveiling the Advantages of Agile Software Development.pdf
Unveiling the Advantages of Agile Software Development.pdf
 
Measures in SQL (SIGMOD 2024, Santiago, Chile)
Measures in SQL (SIGMOD 2024, Santiago, Chile)Measures in SQL (SIGMOD 2024, Santiago, Chile)
Measures in SQL (SIGMOD 2024, Santiago, Chile)
 
一比一原版(UMN毕业证)明尼苏达大学毕业证如何办理
一比一原版(UMN毕业证)明尼苏达大学毕业证如何办理一比一原版(UMN毕业证)明尼苏达大学毕业证如何办理
一比一原版(UMN毕业证)明尼苏达大学毕业证如何办理
 
Liberarsi dai framework con i Web Component.pptx
Liberarsi dai framework con i Web Component.pptxLiberarsi dai framework con i Web Component.pptx
Liberarsi dai framework con i Web Component.pptx
 
Modelling Up - DDDEurope 2024 - Amsterdam
Modelling Up - DDDEurope 2024 - AmsterdamModelling Up - DDDEurope 2024 - Amsterdam
Modelling Up - DDDEurope 2024 - Amsterdam
 
Transforming Product Development using OnePlan To Boost Efficiency and Innova...
Transforming Product Development using OnePlan To Boost Efficiency and Innova...Transforming Product Development using OnePlan To Boost Efficiency and Innova...
Transforming Product Development using OnePlan To Boost Efficiency and Innova...
 
What’s New in Odoo 17 – A Complete Roadmap
What’s New in Odoo 17 – A Complete RoadmapWhat’s New in Odoo 17 – A Complete Roadmap
What’s New in Odoo 17 – A Complete Roadmap
 

The Strategic Impact of Buying vs Building in Test Automation