With increased software complexity and interdependence, Agile and DevOps agility, automated testing expertise becomes crucial for frequent deploy of new software releases.
Contemporary Agile management trends in software development dictate that releases should be delivered with both high frequency and high level of quality. Since more and more of software development effort is spent on testing today, having good automated tests is a requirement for any serious enterprise software development. Automated testing includes tools for performing static code analysis, functional testing, and load and performance testing in an automated way.
Therefore, it is an essential element of a DevOps toolchain which enables achieving the continuous quality approach and helps mitigate risks before progressing to subsequent stages of the software development life cycle.