Return on Investment is affected by:
- The speed at which users can capture and begin testing.
- Initial investment in the testing tool.
- Amount of training time required
- Maintenance of test scripts.
- Test Script browser independence.
- Ability to perform data-driven testing.
- Number of releases per year/month/week/day.
An IT department did weekly releases on Monday. After each release, operations ran a battery of manual tests starting at 9 PM. These tests were used to check key business logic and common user pathways through the system. The testing was comprised of 20 tests averaging 15 minutes each. This manual testing would take approximately 5 person hours to execute each week.
ROI using NEAT
Using the NEAT tool the tests were captured 10 hours. The tests were then scheduled to execute automatically after each the release. When executed the tests ran parallel and completed in 15 minutes.
The monthly cost of the NEAT tool and the labor hours invested to capture the tests comprised the customer’s total investment. The return on this investment was realized in just 4 weeks.