Test Automation

Achieve higher productivity and lower costs with QA automation

We significantly improve turnaround times, release cycles, efficiency and quality through test automation

Test Automation

Core applications of banking project implementations need to be tested adequately, quickly, and thoroughly. Test automation early in the lifecycle helps to accomplish this objective efficiently and build applications that work with aplomb. This helps detect and resolve defects in the early stages of development, preventing an avoidable stage when the number of defects becomes colossal and hard to manage. Shifting test automation upstream reduces the numbers as well as complexity of challenges, making it worthwhile.

Properly conducted test automation covers a string of blind spots, drives down the costs, and prevents critical errors that might threaten to handicap the application itself at a later stage. Factors that determine maturity of a test automation include the goals and business cases set, risks analyzed, scope, overlap between automation and manual testing, resources identified, and stakeholders’ feedback among others. In projects following Agile methodology, new functionality will be added or existing features enhanced in every iteration and you will need to repeat the tests. How effective the automation has been in testing the extra functionality will determine its efficacy.

Test automation framework is a pool of tools and processes working in tandem to support the automated testing of an application. Diligent selection of tools and executing other factors in a way appropriate to the ecosystem helps optimize the automation. Another step that is imperative is benchmarking against the gaps, data, and ecosystem. We believe that automation innovation will be leading the testing way to the future.

Typical challenges

Test automation expedites the process of software validation. However, applying automation for applications under test (AUT) comes with its share of challenges:

Technical and functional expertise of team on automation tools

Putting testing on automation mode requires proper technical skill set to precisely design and maintain test scripts and test automation, and resolve technical issues. This needs experienced testing resources who are well-versed in programming as well as various automation tools. Finding professionals capable of entirely managing test automation responsibilities is never going to be easy within the traditional setup of banking project team structures.

Implementation of test automation for incremental functionality being deployed

Addition of incremental functionality happens in Agile environment, which is preferred in most projects today. The testing team might need to tot up additional test scripts to the automation array. Again, this requires prior experience to creating such scripts and strong programming skills.

Implementing right degree of test automation at right time

A balanced testing strategy requires a well staggered mix of automated tools and manual testing. Automation needs to be introduced early on in a project and later, during various stages of the project, there will be use cases demanding human intervention. Choosing the right time for bringing in the automation tools and manual testers  plays a vital role in determining the timely success of the project.

Our Approach

Successful test automation requires meticulous planning. Our approach to automation constitutes of the under-given points:

Define the objectives and exit criteria

We start the process with delineating the objectives and exit criteria at different levels of test automation. Detailed plan we create acts like a blueprint, taking into account factors like strategy, schedule, estimation, deliverables, and resources.

Define the automation roadmap and framework

A well-defined automation roadmap and framework provides a holistic overview of the best path ahead. Factoring in the feasibility, complexity, effort and cost of automating and human testing of the use cases, we put in place a framework that maximizes the ROI.

Develop the automation maturity

As an application matures over the course of its development, so does you ability to bring in more automated testing. Our seasoned testers know how automation should look like at each maturity level and we develop corresponding strategy.

Execute and verify

A big chunk of the testing network’s functionality is drawn from libraries, mostly involving specifications, page workflow, design, and test cases. After execution of automated tools, however, it is important to have the implementation verified by experienced testers.

What we roll out

Test automation is inclusive of a broad array of testing and around-testing components, from tool selection to maintenance of scripts. Here is what we offer:

Hands-on expertise on industry leading automation tools

Experts in top automation tools, who can pair testing skills with product knowledge, are hard to find. In Verinite, though, this is our core skill. We have a team of testers who hold expertise in Soap UI, Sikuli, Selenium, Appium, Test Studio etc. along with other essential skills needed to testing the application better. This helps us accelerate the testing process and deliver within stipulated timeline.

Expertise on various automation frameworks

Testing frameworks drive down maintenance costs and testing efforts, thus churning out higher ROI. Our experts hold expertise on different automation frameworks such as data-driven, module-based, keyword-based, and hybrid approach. This allows to select a framework which is perfectly in line with project requirements. We integrate functions such as libraries, test data, and various reusable modules in the chosen framework.

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