Return on investment

Main purpose of automating testing process is to get good Return on investment. Automation testing involves upfront investments in terms of tool, hiring qualified automation testers, desiging testing framework and automating tests. So it makes sense to calculate ROI to show how much return we will get over a period of time. With clear picture on ROI, it is easy to convince stakeholders about benefits of automation. Here are simple steps to calculate ROI.
  • A = Calculate cost to complete 1 round of manual testing
  • B = Calculate total cost to complete 1 round of automation testing
  • Plain Saving = (A - B)*Rounds of testing over a period of testing
  • Final Savings = Plain Saving - Tool license cost over a period of testing
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