While considering the move to test automation from manual testing; you can instinctively understand the increased efficiency and reduced time to market benefits it brings. The reduction of defect density and overall effort reduction are the additional gains as well. Through this ROI calculator; you can now get a realistic benefit in $ value.

The calculator considers the current product/project lifecycle taking into account number of years per lifecycle, number of releases, test cycles, platforms covered per test cycle and average hour per test case. This defines the current scope for manual testing. Applying an hourly cost to this; gives us an overall cost incurred for the manual testing efforts.

For Automation; prime consideration is automation target in % value to that of manual efforts. Additionally, test automation tool cost, setup cost, infrastructure cost, automation transition cost and year – on – year maintenance cost for automation is considered as well. The algorithm provides you with yearly automation effort estimation along with cost.

While the difference of the above to figures give you a base benefit value; the algorithm also considers benefits accrued from the following:

  • Reduction in time to market
  • Improved product quality
  • Reduced defect density / improved defect finding efficiency

The outcome shows you savings and ROI based on given values. These values are not hypothetical but based on your own current project / product testing efforts.

To help you understand the ROI calculator better; you can refer to the reference case here. This case explains how a major Healthcare Provider achieved great ROI through automation using QMetry Automation Studio as their Automation Framework.

Also, the ROI calculator is based on key parameters and assumptions of current project / product lifecycle under consideration. To achieve better ROI analysis; get in touch with one of our Automation product specialists to learn more about QAS and customized ROI analysis for you.