Evolving Automation Trends in 2023
As businesses look for ways to increase efficiency and improve customer experiences, there is plenty of space for expanding automation. According to the website Headspin, here are three developing trends in test automation that will evolve through 2023.
Adopting Low-Code and No-Code Solutions
By 2025, Gartner estimates that 70 percent of applications developed by organizations will utilize low-code or no-code technologies. This was a significant increase from 2020, when this figure was only 25 percent. Low-code and no-code automation are familiar in the industry, but 2023 may see a rise in their use. These solutions offer abstracted, guided development processes, automated testing, and governance. This benefits developers as it enables them to build digital products rapidly.
Automation testing has also led to increased involvement of non-technical coders known as “citizen developers” and has impacted the role of business technologists. These personas are external to IT organizations and can now create technology or analytics capabilities for business use. By utilizing low-code and no-code technologies, businesses can quickly develop digital products and gain insights into their operations.
Rise of the ‘Co-Bots’
Collaborative robots, known as ‘co-bots,’ are designed to work alongside humans in various professional settings. From lifting heavy items in warehouses and factories to intelligently handling goods in the supply chain – these robots can help small and medium businesses streamline their workflow. With an increasing demand for automation, companies will continue to invest in physical and digital collaborative robots in the coming years. By 2023, these co-bots will be an integral part of many businesses operations.
Shift-left testing is an essential tool that helps organizations deliver products within budget and on time while minimizing defects. Testing teams can save money, time, and effort by detecting bugs and risks early in the product life cycle. Development teams can also collaborate to ensure quick identification of issues and reduce repair time, leading to earlier release cycles. In 2023, organizations that embrace shift-left testing can expect to enjoy an improved quality of product, enhanced efficiency, and faster time to market.
How will test automation affect your industry? How will it affect experienced coders looking for new jobs? With the expansion of low to no code automation, more people can join the enterprise until automation automates the automation process.
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