From my experience with different automation tools in the past I wholeheartedly believe that "Automation is not an auto-magic". To be efficient, it requires investment. And open source automation tools are not that free as it might seem. I have been dealing for months with all these "around automation" issues - setups, configurations, environment maintenance, and other technical infrastructure which is important because automation won't work if I don't handle that, but the time that was left for really authoring tests which could show actual value was about 20% of my time (not even talking about dealing with locators and other ongoing maintenance). This is why I truly believe that to bring real value to my company it would be most effective if we hand over this "side-effect headache" to external professionals who will take care of everything but the business flows and we will add coverage much faster. Testim gives great value for money allowing to deliver high quality software in a shorter time. Additionally, Testim is more than just software. It is also a community, shared by Testim staff and customers, where we have the opportunity to exchange customers experiences, participate in road map reviews, join various automation expert panels being held on an ongoing basis and this whole thing increases our level of expertise providing the opportunity to share and learn. This professional growth of employees is definitely a gift companies gain from their cooperation with Testim.
- Katya A.