Today, fast-paced software development can create cost and time constraints that make it challenging to test the software before its release thoroughly. If bugs and errors slip undetected into the development process, the result can lead to the failure of the app, increased maintenance costs, and the worst of all – customer dissatisfaction.
Test automation allows for speedy execution, reduces human effort, and provides instant feedback. Test automation is especially beneficial for test cases that are repeatedly executed, for instance, those for cross-device compatibility and cross-browser and those that are a part of the regression suite. At Pulse Tech Solutions, we offer to execute automated cross-browser testing on more than 2000+ real browsers, simultaneously.
Here is why test automation helps meet your testing goals
The primary purpose of software development is to achieve your goals with the timely release of an application that works seamlessly. With test automation, it is possible to execute test cases during off-peak hours and complete them in a fraction of the time required for manual testing, giving the development team faster feedback on any impending errors and its suitability for release.
A high number of escaped bugs indicates overall quality issues. Testing is a critical part to help reduce the number of escaped bugs by automatically running checks for performance, regression, and acceptance as part of your software development and rollout process. A repeatable set of checks which run constantly before any package ships help to keep the number of escape bugs in check and improve your relationship with your customers.
Poor performance, escaped bugs, and missed acceptable criteria – all manifest in higher support costs as your support team has to spend more time handling customer/end-users users.
Finding escaped bugs, and other quality issues increase the overall cost of the project. Not only do you lose valuable time to fix, test, and deploy bugs, but you also lose operating hours for doing new work. Rework also weighs high on the team’s morale and attitude, bringing down the quality of other projects.
Short feedback cycles enable teams to quickly adjust their backlog and strategy based on information about a system’s features set, the value proposition to customers, and quality. Test automation makes the overall testing process quicker, allowing potential glitches to be immediately rectified.
Test automation leads to more tests that can be executed for an application. This leads to higher coverage as the team will be able to test more features such as databases, web services, UI, and so on as per the business requirements.
Test automation test cases are repetitive in nature, and also are easy to configure in their setup, allowing software developers the opportunity to assess program reaction. Automated test cases are often reasonable and hence can be utilized through different approaches. As you can re-use your data time and again, the time and cost savings are potentially huge.
Test Automation helps to reduce the effort required to run tests and analyze the outputs by up to 90%, making the testing process efficient.
Test automation executes error-prone, complex, and lengthy test scenarios right away. Some test cases may include dozens of reproducible steps that can make testing complex cases a challenging job. However, with automating testing, you only have to develop a robust test script once, and you can test lengthy scenarios rightly every day.
Types of Automation Testing we perform at Pulse Tech Solutions
Our mobile app testing team will work relentlessly to find any bugs/errors to offer a seamless experience to our mobile users. With mobile app testing, we ensure that your frontend and backend functionalities work like clockwork. Our test engineers test all functional, non-functional, mobile-specific features (operating system, mobile gestures, screen resolution) and external factors (network condition, call interruptions, SMS).
APIs form a crucial link in today’s interconnected world of apps, websites, and servers. The API makes our applications’ intelligent’ and eventually streamline the different processes. At Pulse Tech Solutions, we have expertise in leading industry tools for API testing for functional, load, and security testing to ensure end-to-end validation across all layers of business applications. Following a wide range of API protocols like XML, SOAP, JSON, REST, Gdata, YAML, ATOM, RSS, and RDF, etc., we accomplish lightning-fast feedback and discover escaped bugs for your entire regression scope.
The process we follow at Pulse Tech Solutions
|1. Sprint Planning
We design the project details for finishing product backlog items, create structure, set expectations, and also define the backlog for the upcoming sprint.
|2. Requirement Analysis
Our QA engineers draw an initial plan to understand functional and non-functional requirements to ensure the conditions mentioned are transparent, traceable, and testable.
|3. Test Scenarios Creation
Create test scenarios to understand the real-world situations to test the functionality of the software as a whole.
|4. Daily Sprint Review Meeting
Our team holds meetings at the end of each sprint meeting to assess whether the project is heading in the right direction.
|5. Test Implementation
Implementing innovative automation frameworks and using the latest tools and methodologies, we meet your goal of increasing velocity throughout the software development lifecycle
|6. Automation Test Execution
We handle multiple iterations of test executions to improve the overall test quality of the project.
|7. Sprint Release
Gathering quality feedback from our stakeholders, we progress towards a release in the future.
After fulfilling all the designed requirements and responsibilities, we hand over the project to clients and remain open to all the feedback.
|9. Automation Test Maintenance
Lastly, we offer training clients for future maintenance, giving them complete control over their projects.
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The need for quick verification of a stable system whenever it is changed or enhanced is one of the biggest challenges. This was the problem that Doobert had faced before they decided to use automation.
The test automation has saved weeks of manual testing in each regression cycle. In fact, a single regression lifecycle has been cut in half. It also catches product issues sooner versus manual testing, reducing overall development time and time to market.
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With over 1,000 manual test cases, the quality assurance process for the client’s main desktop application was quickly becoming very challenging to maintain. The application was constantly growing (more features were added) and we had to find a way to reduce testing times, increase the number of test cases and improve the system quality without adding more testing time.
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