Test automation

Why do the testing yourself if you can automate it?

Let's be honest - manual regression testing is necessary, but often boring and, therefore, prone to error. A blindness to in-house failings often creeps into developers and testers, so that new errors appear in parts of the software that have already been tested and, what is worse, they are not picked up.

The way to test automation

This is not the case with automated tests and, at the same time, you achieve a greater testing breadth and depth in the same time at less cost compared with repeated manual testing. Precisely described testing steps are vital for automation. When opting for automated testing, you should go for modularised tests - i.e. self-contained, simple process segments that can be joined together to create complex test processes. These provide the ideal starting point for

  • recycling in different test cases
  • being upgraded and adapted to individual test steps that immediately affect all test cases

In this way you will create the basis for having long-term high quality in your software and, in parallel, you will improve effectiveness through wide-ranging automation.

Facing the challenges of automated testing

Admittedly, implementing a full automation strategy means an investment, because creating the tests is additional work. One should also bear in mind that automated test cases need to be maintained regularly, too. But these drawbacks are more than compensated for by the gains in speed and quality. Automated tests are also a prerequisite for continuous delivery.

Benefits

  • More time for what is important [practical example]
  • Errors are identified early
  • No more stupid manual regression tests
  • Wide range of meaningful test reports
  • Better documentation and greater transparency in the testing
  • Our experience with different tools offers enormous flexibility
  • You can select the tool of your choice, or have us recommend and implement appropriate solutions, and train you in them

Success factors

  • Automated tests are particularly worthwhile when they are run regularly, and when quality is measured on an ongoing basis (continuous integration).
  • Knowledge transfer is important to us. After our input you will be able to keep on driving the automation by yourself.
  • Modularised test cases increase the tests' reusability.
  • The basis for the stable, inexpensive automation of an application is laid down during software development.

Key figures

  • Costs fall by up to 60 percent with automation compared with manual tests
  • Over 1,060 days of automated tests in 12 months
  • Spent by 14 internal and external employees for 11 customers

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