Automated testing. A mosquito or a bee?

September 25, 2018

The hum of the large colony of testers will be heard again during the autumn event TestNet on 10 October. Appropriate, because the theme of the organisation is 'Do the buzzwords of testing mislead us? And of course, the buzzword automated testing will also be present.

Testing a bee behind a laptop

Mosquito or bee?

The metaphor of 'buzzwords' naturally comes from the word buzz, something that buzzes around. If we take the metaphor a step further, we can say that one buzzword (such as the buzzing of a useful bee) has more value than another buzzword (such as the irritating buzzing of a mosquito). One buzzword that insiders say has been buzzing around for 25 years is automated testing. The question now is whether we are talking about the buzz of a bee or a mosquito.

Still in the Excel phase

As the leading party in the Netherlands in the field of test management tooling, we regularly hear IT organisations talking about automated testing. Mainly based on the idea that the 'tedious' test process no longer needs any attention. If you then know that most IT organisations who shout this are still in the Excel phase in terms of test maturity, the question arises whether they have a grip on their own test process.

Impact automated testing

The answer is that many IT managers, but also quality managers and project managers, are not aware of the impact of automated testing on their business processes. Are all (test) processes clear and what is the effect on related tooling to enable automated testing? Think of tools for the scrum team, for project management, for IT service management and for test management.


Whether it is the test manager, the business manager, the project manager or the quality manager, they all benefit from well-functioning processes. This means that numerous quality requirements must be met, all of which are interrelated. And this is precisely the area in which Testersuite operates as a quality portal for various disciplines within an organisation.

Advice or Demo?

Automated testing? Yes, but be prepared. Visit us at TestNet's stand during the autumn event for a good talk or advice. Or try Testersuite for free via our website.

Buzzing yourself?

In this blog, we talked about buzzing. Do you want to test if you are good enough not to buzz? Then try the one and only Testersuite Bibber Test at our stand during TestNet. Follow the sound of the buzzer to find our stand.

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