As your software projects become more complex and your test cases grow, automated testing can play an important role in your testing strategy. Our PQA automation testing approach will identify the best tools for your project, commercial or open-source, and then execute a test case suite to deliver a reliable and repeatable process every time.
Our PQA Approach to Test Automation
Set automation objectives
Evaluate and select tools
Create a plan and design solution
Implement automation incrementally
Use, maintain and enhance
1. Set automation objectives
In order to figure out where automated testing would be most effective for you, we will identify which tests from your overall test plan would most benefit from automation. Determining which of the following you are looking to achieve will help us ensure that the benefits of test automation match with your objectives.
- Discover defects earlier
- Increase test availability
- Extend test capability and coverage
- Better allocate manual test efforts
2. Evaluate and select tools
Based on your objectives, we will help you select the right tool for your automation project. Our certified teams are experts in various tools from open source frameworks to enterprise end-to-end solutions like UFT, Ranorex and Tricentis TOSCA. This step often involves a proof of concept to assess tool suitability and automation feasibility across the technical landscape in your organization.
3. Create a strategic plan and design solution
In order to maximize the value of test automation, we evaluate testing programs holistically to ensure that the solution will achieve the desired objectives. At this stage, we are creating a strategically planned scope of automated test suites and are designing the solution to be:
- Robust and reusable using data-driven techniques
- Portable to different platforms and environments
- Quick to execute
4. Implement automation incrementally
With software development projects now focused more and more on continuous integration/deployment (CI/CD) and DevOps, inefficient test automation development will simply not work. At this stage, the testing solution is incrementally being built and integrated into the CI/CD pipeline or the existing test execution process according to the plan.
5. Use, maintain and enhance
After your automated tests are executed, results will be analyzed to evaluate validity. At this stage, the solution will be undergoing routine maintenance and will be constantly re-evaluated to ensure it is meeting your objectives. Periodic reviews of the solution will be required to ensure the solution is continuously improved for efficiency as it grows and evolves with the organization.
You’ll benefit from our team of automation experts who have developed automation testing strategies for clients across the country and around the world.
Automation testing requires both a solid test plan and hands-on experience. When you work with PQA, you get a team that gives you both.
Finding the right automation path for you can take some trial and error. Our team will work with you to make sure it provides the results you need.