How Automated Testing Can Actually Reduce Development Costs

In this article, we will run through a real-life example where automated testing could have prevented huge losses.

Maxwell Hershey
Jan 9, 2020 · 7 min read

Automated testing is a set of tools that sit alongside your everyday development ecosystem, and perform operations that either simulate or replicate a user’s journey through your program. Often these tools produce error/success reports that can be used to provide a high-level snapshot of the status-quo across your entire application.

How much does automated testing cost?

It doesn’t have to be expensive

What are the benefits of automated testing?

Stop bugs before they get to production

Customer Goodwill / Faith in the product or service

Software Regression

So now, for a small feature set that was originally supposed to cost $2050, you have spent $2550 total. That’s an additional 25% on production fixes, and you are left with one customer less.

Adding Automated Testing

Developer Confidence

Peace of mind

Production code is backed by logical proof that requirements are met

Conclusion

The benefits are invaluable

Training for your team

The Smyth Group

The Smyth Group was born after volunteering together on…

The Smyth Group

The Smyth Group was born after volunteering together on relief projects in New Orleans following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Today, we’re a team of American-based developers and designers who focus on bringing our clients’ ideas to life.

Maxwell Hershey

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Software Engineer at The Smyth Group

The Smyth Group

The Smyth Group was born after volunteering together on relief projects in New Orleans following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Today, we’re a team of American-based developers and designers who focus on bringing our clients’ ideas to life.