Trends Report

RPA And Test Automation Are More Friends Than Foes

But You Can’t Extend Test Automation Technology To RPA And Vice Versa

May 15th, 2020
With contributors:
Glenn O'Donnell , Chris Gardner , Christopher Mines , Andrew Dobak , Kara Hartig


Test automation has evolved for more than 30 years, with peak growth in the past five. The robotic process automation (RPA) market is fewer than 10 years old, with most of its growth in the past three. Testing lives in the app dev world, while RPA focuses on business efficiency. Despite differences, however, application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders should learn common lessons from both. This report outlines how these two technologies can work together to accelerate innovation and scale automation.

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