Automated application testing is the process of testing software, which includes performing such basic functions and test steps as running, initializing, executing, analyzing, and issuing a result, automatically using specialized tools. Using professional services automation simplifies the process, making it much easier.
Using professional services automation
Modern software is a complex multifunctional object. Its manual check requires significant labor and time costs. Professional services automation tools come to the rescue:
- They improve quality
- They provide reuse tests when adjusting the software
The test automation process is an intellectual work of highly qualified IT specialists, but to achieve the goals it also needs to be carried out systematically. At each stage, the experts choose the right test strategy when testing the quality of the object under study. The use of automation tools for software testing is relevant in the following cases:
- Writing to the database, logging files, backend processes, that is, places in the system that are the most inaccessible.
- Frequently used functionality that has a high level of risk for errors. When automating critical functionality through testing, fast errors are guaranteed to be found.
- Automated testing is effective for routine operations. For example, forms in which there are many fields for a data set. The test process allows you to automatically fill in the fields and, after saving, perform their verification.
- This type of testing allows you to automate the process of filling fields with incorrect data and check various validations.
- Long scripts (end-to-end).
- Testing data that requires accurate mathematical calculations.
- To automate the correctness of data retrieval.
Depending on customer requirements and capabilities of the tool, other software products are subject to automated testing. Development of individual test cases of automation makes the testing process more efficient. Creating initial conditions that minimally affect other tests allows the use of scripts that can return the system to its original state. When testing with this functionality, automation is maximized.