Allowing software to test software — just another weapon in our arsenal. Automated testing is a valuable asset that provides us with additional ways of getting to the heart of the problem.
- Automated Testing Solutions for Software Applications & Websites
- Leverage our experience testing with sophisticated tool sets
- Save time and increase productivity
- Retain ownership of all created automation suites
Imagine if you could write a program that simulates thousands of executed commands in the same exact order. Each time that your software did not perform to your specifications, the program would record the exact command that caused the anomaly. Then, once you fixed the problem, you could run the very same set of commands to verify that your fix was successful.
This is Automated Testing
Automated testing can supplement the manual testing process and provide valuable insight in a speedy, objective way. Our engineers are certified in the use of sophisticated automated testing tools designed to create a repetitive and controlled testing environment. Use of these powerful testing tools means that our engineers can create automated test scripts that mimic the very same user interface over and over, thereby limiting the amount of ‘live’ testing necessary.
Quite often, for testing efforts that are either very extensive, or consist of several testing cycles, it is worthwhile to consider automating a portion of the testing. Though the testing of some aspects of a program cannot be automated, and some should not be automated, automation can significantly reduce the manpower and cost required to perform some of the testing. If automation might be beneficial to your project, a Beta Breakers automation engineer will discuss the cost and benefit to you, and will include automation in the Master Test Plan and Proposal. Beta Breakers automation engineers are experienced in applying automation techniques to various areas of a testing effort including installation testing, performance testing, functionality testing and compatibility testing. They furthermore can evaluate whether automation should even be considered.
Automated testing is an extremely useful discipline that aids in the overall testing effort. At the same time, we believe that there is still no substitute (yet, anyway) for good, old-fashioned human interaction. After all, your software was not meant to be used by computers, right?
What is the Purpose of Automated Testing
The purpose of automation is to employ software tool sets in such a way as to create repeatable test suites and cut down on the time it takes to fully test an application.
What is the Methodology for Automated Testing
The first task is to determine whether or not an application is a candidate for automation. Often, the cost to create a suite of automated test scripts outweighs the cost to perform manual, ad hoc QA. However, if it is determined that automation will save time, save money, and/or result in broader, more comprehensive quality assurance coverage, then we will choose one of several automation tool sets and create a set of scripts that can be repeatedly run against the application – even for 24 hours a day if necessary. Logs are created and when a script fails to run, the anomaly is recorded and sent to the client for evaluation. As the application changes, the automation test scripts are also changed to reflect new or altered functionality.