Anywhere there is software development, there is bound to be automation. Automation has a very wide scope, most especially when it comes to regression. Any upgrade or changes done to a particular software is bound to be tested for errors before eventual production. When it comes to testing, automation has great importance, which is why QC engineer is said to be complete if and only if he has knowledge and skills in both.
One of the examples to prove that the scope of automation has increased over time is to observe the latest technologies and tools available for automation; the number of automation tools available currently in the commercial market has increased exponentially. In addition, many organizations are in the process of buying these tools, adopt it into their systems, and expecting their team to learn and effectively utilize the strength of these tools for better results. Others that have adopted these tools have experienced a massive turn around as regards their returns to scale i.e., they’ve made a whole lot of profit to cover up their costs.