With the advent of the Internet and the growing importance of the Internet of Things, there is increasing access to websites. Not just that, people’s behavior in the way they choose to search online has also changed; thus, justifying the need for automated testing of websites.
Risks of cyber attacks are going up due to the challenges posed by Digital Transformation. This has led to automated website testing across various parameters to ensure that there are no threats from any quarters. More often than not, bugs and glitches tend to creep into the system and create issues while the application is running live on desktops and portable dimensions. Test automation essentially boosts the effectiveness, efficiency and the test coverage for the application.
Automated testing is important not only for big organizations but also for smaller companies and even start-ups to ensure that there are no major glitches in the path of their progress.
However, set the scope right. It is logical to be specific about what should undergo automated testing rather than applying it everywhere. This helps the teams to be in control of the testing processes and how to go about the same. Testing becomes more easy and traceable and effective for teams in the longer run.
Things to keep in mind:
It is important to first understand whether the web application needs automation across various features or only for select sections. Making this decision is absolutely essential to enable a process that gives results and doesn’t just get executed without any aim through the testing cycle.
Do not go ahead with test automation without a particular plan. Ensure that the objectives are tangible because high aims can create issues at a later stage. Focus more on quality assistance rather than on quality assurance.
The main aim of automated testing is to provide that extra edge to testing processes to enhance the security levels. This helps in improving software quality and enabling teams to avoid lengthy manual tests. Most importantly, these tests can run across multiple computers even with different configurations. It also helps in looking within an application for memory contents, data tables, and file contents. This enables in evaluating the behavior of the application and understand whether it is in sync with your business intentions.
Test automation can also execute multiple tests in a given time, enhancing the testing coverage that is impossible to achieve with manual testing. Moreover, with automated testing, one can be surer of the quality. Needless to say, the QA landscape has been evolving in the past decade and there is a clear shift from independent testing of applications to a more holistic brand assurance of business processes and outcomes. Even as enterprises adopt Agile and DevOps and continue their journey of integrated testing, service providers are strengthening their capabilities to deliver end-to-end QA orchestration to the clients. Providers are also investing in AI and machine learning to expand their test automation suite of tools and IP, and even include performance and security testing into the continuous delivery model, thus enabling brand assurance for the clients’ business.
Reasons why test automation fails
Automation testers may lack basic manual testing skills or automation skills
The wrong automation tools
Wrong automation framework
Backdated regression test scripts
Testing plan is incomplete and lacks vision. It may not include GUI or functional testing.
Automated testing has been carried out on entities that do not require it
Automation not a part of the overall testing strategy.
Qualitest is the world’s largest independent software testing company, boasting of some of the state-of-art facilities across various domains. Automation testing is one such domain it is leading in because of its in-house capability in dealing with clients on a case by case basis. It also provides project-specific solutions, including automated regression suites. It has subject matter experts with a deep understanding of business flows and assurance. It also boasts of test engineering professionals with strong technical expertise and responsible for developing the automation framework and writing test cases. Qualitest combines these crucial elements to create the right test automation services for you, providing additional value through comprehensive training for the use and maintenance of test automation.