Automated Testing

Automation Strategy

Implementing a Test Automation Strategy

The main benefits of automated tests include reducing the amount of time spent on manual testing, reducing human errors, increasing consistency and the breadth of testing scenarios and thereby improving the quality of the resulting software and reducing the overall cost of development.

There are several open-source and commercial automation tools to choose from, including Selenium, Ranorex, QTP, Rational, SikTest among several others. Choosing the tool is an important step and our experience can help you identify the automation tool and framework that best fits your needs.

Automation testing can be used in several scenarios

Unit Testing:

Test Driven Development (TDD) is one of the earliest phases where test automation has been introduced. TDD has proven to reduce bugs and improve code quality especially when there are multiple developers frequently checking in code. We can help you implement TDD by integrating an xUnit-based tool such as JUnit (Java) or NUnit (C#) to create unit test suites in your development projects.

Regression Testing:

When releasing successive versions of an application, it is imperative to ensure newly developed code does not break existing features. Test automation is a great way to create and run broad and exhaustive functional test suites using tools such as Selenium, Ranorex and others to catch any defects before releasing your software.

Performance Testing:

It is critical to test the scalability and responsiveness of a software product under anticipated, real-world conditions. Factors like the number of concurrent users or the size of the database after several months or years of use must be considered. We have the expertise to help you conduct large-scale performance testing using automated tools such as JMeter or LoadRunner.

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