We at Testree, approach automated testing with a thorough understanding of the drawbacks in automated testing. Therefore, our test automation development services combine several approaches while incorporating manual testing in a few areas to detect subtle bugs.
The test automation development process is varied in its approach - word driven, data driven approach, hybrid between these two approaches and lastly the custom framework. At Testree, we ensure that we utilize efficient automated testing frameworks and structure the automation in such a way that it is scalable and maintainable. Great effort is put into managing the test scripts and the test results, in reusing functions, separating the data from the tests and other issues that will allow the test automation effort to progress smoothly.
Testree’s Matured Automation Test Framework
Data-driven testing being a critical component in test automation, Testree has been one of the early adopters of the approach thereby providing this technology advantage to our clients. This approach splits automation scripts from the data for input and gets returned from the software being tested. This aids the testers in preparing the data without relying on automaton engineers and increases the possibility of variations and amount of data that can be used in software testing. The breaking down of the problem is a very powerful element and significantly extends the utility of scripted test automation although the maintenance chore remains.
Keyword driven data automation further facilitates compartmentalization of work in an advanced and structured manner. This aspect of automated testing allows testers to concentrate on what they do best while reducing cost and time taken for test design, automation and execution.
At Testree, we use automated testing frameworks which enable non-technical testers and business analysts to use executable test automation using “keywords” that represent actions recognizable by end users. As test automation proceeds, this method helps remove bottlenecks in testing while making better use of the highly trained professionals.
HYBRID Automated Testing Frameworks
Hybrid Automated Testing frameworks are a combination of “Keyword”, “Data Driven” and other aspects composed of reusable modules or function libraries that are created bearing in mind the following characteristics:
- Maintainable – this leads to significant reduction in cost for the client
- Tool Agnostic – readily integrates with any market standard automation tool
- Reusable – due to the library functions and modularity of test cases it has a highly reusable architecture and is designed for extensibility.
- Accelerated regression testing
- Extensive and seamless integration with other collaboration tools
- Agile test automation complementing SCRUM methodology
- Higher ROI and lower TCO – minimal time to market through layered approach