Test automation has been a boon in the world of software development. As it has evolved in ways where it has not only made testing less tedious, but it has also made it less time consuming, high on cost cutting and very user friendly; where even a non coder can run the test with the right testing tool. Let’s understand more about why choose test automation.
When it comes to successive development cycles, it becomes very tedious to re-write the test suite manually which not only becomes repetitive but also tedious, however strengthening the use of testing tools makes it easy to write the test suits which are more accurate, re-usable, faster and more reliable.
Benefits of Test Automation:
It is the process where software testing runs with minimal human interference in order to achieve greater speed and efficiency. It helps us to detect problems or bugs in the early developmental stage. Also, it is cost effective since it requires minimum resources to test a product. More in-depth test features are tested resulting in more coverage of the product. Once we design the tests, we can reuse it multiple times on different projects. We can see 100% accuracy when we automate test scripts
As we have seen the benefits of test automation, now let us look into:
“Lets understand through different types of testing that why choose test automation“
As we see a paradigm shift from manual testing , there are multiple types of testing that we can add to the set up.
UI (User Interface) automation testing: the process of testing the UI of the application to validate its applicability is UI testing. It helps in Automating UI testing minimizing time and effort in testing an application UI. We can re-use these scripts to add additional feature and also to modift the original test scripts.
API testing: API test automation helps to cover not only functional but also non-functional test cases. Also, API testing requires running both, positive and negative tests. As API testing is a data-driven approach, we can use various amalgamations of data inputs to test such test cases.We can effectively automate API testing unless there is a major change in business logic as the endpoints and request parameters are less likely to have any change. Automation reduces manual efforts during regression tests and results in significant time-saving.
ETL testing: ETL is the one of the most critical and time-consuming difficult job. It has helped companies to reduce the amount of time and resources spent on ETL workloads. ETL test allows testing with minimal intervention; and also we can automate testing on older data scripts.
Load testing: After running numerous runs on the test scripts, code change could affect the performance of the application; if you application passes the functional tests; doesn’t mean that it can perform the same under a load, load testing identifies when and where can your application break, so you can fix it before sending it forward for production, so automated load testing makes sure that your application can perform perfectly in all the scenarios.
Security testing Automation:
allows development organizations to go move quicker without having to constantly worry about breaking security.
Organizations that have implemented DevOps and CI/CD models to accelerate application delivery are under immense pressure to integrate security into the software development lifecycle (SDLC).
We can automate security tests at every stage of test product. Incorporating a static code analysis (SCA) directly into the development phase, which can help in automate bug detection as and when we write the codes.
We can automatically analyze the changes to the codes so that developers can get alerts of any potential security issues or breech. To read more about security testing you can click here
: It attributes to testing of speed, stability, reliability and scalability under an estimated workload by leveraging automation. There are multiple types of testing under performance testing:
- Load testing: testing done until it reaches its threshold
- Stress testing: if the resources are insufficient it tests on how does it perform and looks at the stability
- Endurance testing: is how an app performs after a certain period
- Scalability testing: when there is an increase in load it measures the apps performance
- Spike testing: measures the apps performance when there is a sudden inflow in workload
- Volume testing: We do it to measure the apps performance; when there is large amount of data. To read more about performance testing click here
Conclusion: why choose test automation ?
Automation has revolutionized software testing. The global quality report publish that compared to manual testing, test automation has helped the organization detect bugs 60% faster. Likewise, 57% of applicants have noticed increase in reuse of test cases.
Our Test Automation platform algoQA, is a single platform, with end-to-end automation covering web, mobile, desktop, hybrid, RPA and embedded applications and UI Based Functional Test Automation, API Test Automation and Load Test Automation. It is an orbit shifting innovation and a fifth generational framework saving clients up to 80% of test automation and test maintenance cost, enhancing coverage and reducing business risk.
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