The Benefits of Test Automation


Companies that develop software with an eye to continuous improvement are looking for innovative processes that cut production costs.

Instead of engaging in downstream testing to verify software quality, it is more strategic to perform tests during the software development cycle.

In addition to well-established test development methodologies, companies embracing digital transformation – such as TDD (Test Driven Development) and BDD (Behaviour Driven Development) – prefer to run tests guided by an innovative low-code approach that is applicable to the main desktop, mobile, and mainframe platforms, using robotisation (RPA) as an implementation tool. By adopting the above approach, application testing, API testing, and Non-Regression Testing become more intuitive and easy to implement. days, system development life cycle services (SDLC) need to include assessment, project design and development, and test factory services:

·      Service contracts with SLA

·      Test process automation projects

·      QA & SA process efficiency

·      Provision of outsourced software services

·      Remote operation and DevOps support

·      Training services and coaching

ICT consultants need to guide their clients through the process of evaluating existing tests and identifying missing ones from an end-to-end perspective. Customers can keep a handle on projects from planning through to implementation by adopting project management and product design techniques (PBS – product breakdown structure/WBS – work breakdown structure) and establishing technological and functional requirements.

Test types

Manual tests

A specialised test team performs functional tests manually, simulating real users and testing different data cases. Exploratory tests are performed alongside structured tests to get the best results.

Automatic tests

A test team specialised in automated testing prepares and manages an automated test plan using the most innovative test automation techniques and tools. The aim is to reduce the impact of application change on implemented tests. The main areas include: functional testing, NRTs, APIs, and vertical testing with specific focuses. Innovations in this area include using RPA technology for test robotisation – occasionally integrated with AI – to close process gaps where cognitive ability is required to complete tests. ​

Security tests

The test team pays close attention to security. By partnering with vertical cyber security companies, the team can offer services tailored to our customers and their needs. ​

User Experience Testing and Accessibility

Customised assessments measure satisfaction with application usability on a user sample to generate useful feedback for subsequent improvements. Previously planned and implemented requirements are verified by a dedicated test team. ​

Results overview

The test team comprehensively monitors and controls the execution of manual and automated tests, i.e., with a standardised and comprehensive overview of testing progress to get up-to-date results that are in line with all previous tests.

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