While test automation is a way to reduce the costs of testing, increase test coverage and effectiveness, and shorten testing cycles, it is a long-term investment. It also involves higher upfront costs and the payâ€offs come anywhere between 1â€3 years down the road.
Calculating the return on investment (ROI) for any planned automation can however help one understand the actual returns that will be obtained from your test automation investments, which can be weighed against the benefits you will gain from automation.
Here is the rest of the article, written by my colleague – Ajay Semwal – at Aspire, that was recently published on the Sandhill.com blog that talks about the need for performing an ROI before taking the automation plunge. Or if you prefer, you can directly compute the ROI of your automation efforts at http://www.aspiresys.com/testautomationroi/ – go ahead, try it out and get a free sample ROI report!