Putting Automotation to Work to Check for Problems
Every time your software code is modified, it needs to be tested to ensure quality. As your codebase grows and you add new functionality, manual testing becomes inefficient and costly. Automated testing uses software to test software, making it the most appropriate type of testing when a product changes often, but has large functionality.
Automated testing starts by writing a program that simulates thousands of executed commands in the same exact order. Each time that your software doesn’t perform to your specifications, the program records the exact command that caused the anomaly. Once you correct the problem in the codebase, you run the very same set of commands to verify that your fix was successful.
Test automation is not the answer for all of your software testing challenges. However, test automation services have become an important part in most testing strategies.
Why Automated Testing?
Automation testing is for every organization creating apps across web, mobile, or enterprise desktop platforms that require frequent testing. It is especially useful for testing efforts that are either very extensive or consist of several testing cycles. Automated testing can supplement the manual testing process and provide valuable insight in a fast, objective way resulting in a reduction of testing cost by up to 40% and a reduction in test times by up to 20%.
The benefits you can expect from test automation include:
- Reduced development times due to increased testing speed
- A reusable library of test assets that can be quickly executed
- Improved efficiency, shorter test cycles, increased test coverage by automating repetitive tests
- Increased software quality
- Optimized resource usage
Automated testing is an extremely useful option that aids in the overall testing effort. At the same time, we believe that there is still no substitute for human interaction. If automation might be beneficial to your project, a QAT Global automation engineer will discuss the cost and benefit to you, and include automation in your Test Plan and Proposal.
Automated Testing Services – Our Approach
We are here to help you design and implement an automated testing strategy for your organization and ensure that there is an operational plan in place to maintain it. You retain ownership of all the test scripts we develop for you and we provide guidance on how to enhance them as needed.
While automating the functional testing of your projects, we are committed to:
- Estimate efforts required for the introduction of test automation
- Develop or recommend the use of a ready framework
- Develop automated test scripts for the selected tool
- Design test data and prepare a reference database
- Implement a process to run automated tests, upgrade automated test scripts, and analyze results
- Train your experts to use and support automation scripts
We believe that selection of the right tool for automated test scripts, test tool implementation methodology, test automation design approach, and test automation project methodology are key factors to ensure the success of test automation projects. Automation engineers at QAT Global have expertise in various tools including, Selenium (C/C++, C#, .NET, Java, Visual Basic, Python and PHP.), Borland SilkTest, HP UFT/QTP, Rational Functional Tester, Monkeytalk, Robotium, Rational Robot, Telerik Test Studio.
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