5 Ways to Spend Less Time on Testing

With the advent of new technology like the IoT (Internet of Things) and 5G, the pressure to improve companies’ time-to-market has never been higher. Sure enough, there is likely to be a real first-mover advantage in the coming years for businesses that can roll out new service offerings that take full advantage of sub-millisecond latency times or vast networks of connected devices. As you can imagine, this puts tremendous pressure on testers who have to navigate ever-increasing layers of complexity to verify functionality on their networks. Since testing velocity is such an essential factor in time-to-market, it’s understandable that companies would continuously be on the lookout for cost-effective ways to speed up testing. This often takes the form of automation—which can improve your test throughput from half a dozen test cases per engineer-day to hundreds—but not all automation is created equal. Below, we’ll discuss some of the ins and outs of automated testing, and how specific techniques, mindsets, and tools can speed up testing.

1. Test Continuously

This first suggestion might seem paradoxical, but test velocity is often negatively impacted by the feeling that testing flows must be started from scratch each time a new service offering is coming down the pike. This i