What is parallel testing and how does it help?

One of the main features of BrowserStack Automate, is the ability to run tests in parallel. Each Automate plan comes with a specific number of parallel tests. Rather than waiting for each test to execute individually, you can run multiple tests in parallel across various browsers and OS combinations. In this way, more tests can be run at a time, thereby decreasing overall time spent on testing.

The only limit of running tests in parallel is the subscribed number of parallel tests. Queuing manages to run a limited number of your additional tests. Accounts subscribed with up to 5 parallel tests can queue 5 tests. Any subscription with beyond 5 parallel tests can queue an equivalent number of tests.

Note: Achieve your test coverage and build execution time goals by using our calculator to understand how many parallel sessions you need.