Perform Continuous Integration!

Automated Functional Testing

Schedule your Regression Suite

Implemented correctly, automation of functional testing delivers more thorough and efficiency with less manual effort. Implementing a significant suite of automated tests is a task comparable to a significant software development project that run periodically or ad hoc.

Use a Framework

The primary challenge is to architect a framework for a suite of tests that is efficient, scalable and maintainable.It is important that business users validate the business process flows of a new or changed system are correct and complete.

Save Test Execution Time

Automating the test arm of QA removes the dependency of constantly having to involve business users to execute the tests and distract them from their BAU commitments and especially if a succession of releases or upgrades have to be tested. The key objectives of an automation are:

  • To enable reuse and sharing of automation scripts to improve efficiency and scalability.
  • To manage test data and enable tests to use a range of different data.
  • To reduce the test maintenance overhead
  • To provide a non-technical user interface for business user testers
  • To capture and leverage business domain knowledge in to a set of regression tests that can be executed repeatedly and reduces the test time for business users
Without Automation and a suitable framework in place, many test teams hit a ‘wall’ where the effort to change and maintain their portfolio of tests becomes so large it consumes the bulk of their available time. The end result is that test coverage growth stops, or reverses under the weight of this maintenance effort.