Functional Automation

Test Automation

Time is of great value to productivity and profitability; you don’t want to waste a bit of it as far as service delivery is concerned. That’s why test automation is very crucial to saving time and cost, as well as the enhancement of the quality of software development.

Test automation entails the procedure whereby the entire life cycle of software is implemented through an application to save time and expenses thereby ensuring effectiveness and efficiency to the testing of the software.

The procedure enables playback, pre-recorded and predefined actions, compare the results to the expected behaviour and report the success or failure of these manual tests to a test engineer. Once automated tests are created they can easily be repeated, and they can be extended to perform tasks that are impossible with manual testing. Because of this, savvy managers have found that automated software testing is an essential component to the successful development of projects. Through test automation, the characterization of software quality is no longer termed as meeting the specification but having a definitive structure and features that ascertains efficiency, reliability, maintainability, security, and outstanding business value.

Why Test Automation?

  • Product Reaches Market Faster: Increases business revenue and reduces risk by ensuring that the system can process transactions and meet specified service levels
  • Increases Productivity: Test automation ensures that risks are reduced in software initiatives by detecting unacceptable performance early (before testing and release to your customers)
  • Reduces Cost of Testing: Stay in control of software budgets by eliminating schedule slippage, avoiding system rework or tuning efforts due to performance issues
  • Enables Agility & Lights Out Deployments: Test automation ensures the avoidance of additional and unnecessary cost of hardware acquisitions
  • Enables Continuous Testing: Test automation reduces operational expenditure, eliminates the rise in the cost of maintenance and lost revenue which is due to poor performance in production.
  • Enhances Test Coverage: Test automation increases the scope and depth of the test to improve the quality of the software.

Worksoft

worksoft automation takes the lead amongst the global providers of automation software for testing of businesses and enterprises. worksoft automation serves as a solution to enterprise applications such as SAP, Oracle, Web Apps, Workday and Salesforce. worksoft automation ensures that business process quality end-to-end across all applications, technologies, devices interfaces, and geographies. Through the worksoft automation, Global organizations can;

  • Reduce costs.
  • Improve quality.
  • Innovate faster.
  • Lower technology risk.
  • Achieve 60% reduction in production defects.
  • Achieve 90% automated regression testing.
  • Achieve 60% to 80% reduction in overall project testing and maintenance costs.
  • Have a deep understanding of their end-to-end processes.

Selenium

Selenium is an automated web testing tool that ensures the automation of web browser across several platforms. Selenium has grown to be the most popular automated testing framework for web applications. Without the need to understand a test scripting language, it provides a playback tool for authoring tests. The latest version of selenium is Webdriver which is designed with improved functional test coverage. Also, with a simpler and more concise programming interface. Creating the selenium test script involves these steps;

  • Navigate to a Web Page
  • Form a WebDriver instance
  • Access the response to the action of the browser
  • Find an element of HTML on the web page.
  • Perform an action on the HTML element.
  • Run tests and record the results using a specific framework.

UFT

Unified Functional Testing is one of the reputable and widely used automation testing tools in the market of today. UFT is basically used for service testing and functional regression test automation. The testing tool is also used to automate web-based and Windows-based client-server applications. The automated functional testing tool identifies any errors or defects that are contrary to the expected results of the application under test. UFT ensures that the functional tests are executed automatically to reduce the cost and increase the speed of application development and delivery.

TDM

Creating, maintaining and the provision of test data is undoubtedly one of the most time-consuming and resource demanding activity. To achieve continuous delivery, Test Data Management ensures that the delays associated with the provision of test data are reduced to the barest minimum. TDM ensures the control of data masking, subsetting, synthetic and on-demand data generation. In this process, the test cycles are shortened, and the issues associated with the lifecycle of the software is resolved. Test automation is data-driven, and this can allow testers to manipulate massive amount of data in a short time. It is expedient to know that if the data is defective, then the test will absolutely produce a load of inaccurate results, meaning wasted time, effort and resources. That’s why getting it right with Data Management is not negotiable.

Lights Out Automation

Lights out automation basically connote the process whereby all stages of manufacturing operations are fully automated and have no need for the presence of a human. This automated system brings about increased accountability and a modernly advanced reporting. This inline brings about better responsiveness and troubleshooting on the part of machines. The sophistication of this system makes it easy for them to use the data collected in the process of manufacturing to become more efficient in fixing problems and increasing their output without any human intervention. The lights out automation bring about reduction of labour costs and an increase in safety, speed and accuracy are obvious benefits. One of the greatest benefits of the lights out automation is the network it creates. The system enables the machine to gather and report information at every step by properly linking and connecting every phase of the factory.

Test Automation Life Cycle

The development of a large-scale software system occurs in a structured manner, proceeding through a number of distinct development phases. An effort is needed throughout the three to five year development of these systems to avoid last minute discovery that the system fails to meet specified levels of performance. The role of performance engineering during the early (modeling) portions of development is well known.

Performance Planning

Tuning is an afterthought; Performance Engineering is planned. It begins with business goals, customer needs and extends throughout the development lifecycle. The cornerstone for success involves carefully defined SLA and effective management strategies

Requirement Analysis

Critical business processes are identified based on revenue value, cost savings or other business value. Engineering efforts are prioritized and focused on scenarios that will reduce risk (financial transactions) and increase revenue (check out process)

Design & Development

Create and validate test strategy and plan for critical performance scenarios and generate appropriate volume of test data. The testing phase is too late to detect critical performance issues. To reduce risk, a performance test plan must be in place at least mid-way through design

Execution & Tuning

Exercise performance tests using real-world data volumes and bandwidth conditions