Test Automation

Test Automation

SQ72 deliver innovative and effective test automation solutions through the Q2 test framework. Robust automation is a pre-requisite for iterative software development practices as manual testing does not provide the adequate test coverage for effective and repetitive regression testing. We back ourselves to deliver the intended benefits of test automation, offering risk free proof-of-value engagements to prospective clients.

Types of Automation

There are several types of automated software testing, including

Unit Testing

Testing individual units or components of the software. Integration Testing: Testing interactions between integrated units/modules.

Functional Testing

Testing the functionality of the software against specified requirements

Regression Testing

Testing to ensure that previously developed and tested software still performs after a change.

Load Testing

Testing the software’s performance under expected load conditions.

Stress Testing

Testing the software’s performance under extreme conditions to determine its breaking point.

Security Testing

Testing to identify vulnerabilities or weaknesses in the software’s security.

GUI Testing

Testing the graphical user interface of the software to ensure it functions as expected.

API Testing

Testing the application programming interfaces to ensure they meet functionality, reliability, performance, and security requirements.

Mobile Testing

Testing mobile applications across different devices, platforms, and networks.

Why should you automate testing?

Automating software testing offers several benefits:
  1. Efficiency: Automated tests can run much faster than manual tests, saving time and resources.
  2. Accuracy: Automated tests execute precisely as programmed, reducing the risk of human error.
  3. Repeatability: Automated tests can be run repeatedly with consistent results, ensuring reliability.
  4. Scalability: Automated tests can be easily scaled to handle large test suites or complex scenarios.
  5. Cost-effectiveness: Although there is an initial investment in setting up automation, it often leads to long-term cost savings by reducing the need for manual testing.
  6. Early Bug Detection: Automated tests can be integrated into the development process, allowing for early detection and resolution of bugs.
  7. Increased Test Coverage: With automation, it’s easier to cover a wide range of test cases, including edge cases and regression testing.
  8. Continuous Integration/Delivery: Automated testing is essential for implementing continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines, enabling faster and more frequent releases.
  9. Focus on Creativity: By automating repetitive and mundane tests, testers can focus on more creative and exploratory testing tasks.
  10. Improved Software Quality: Ultimately, automated testing helps improve the overall quality of software by identifying defects early and ensuring consistent functionality.

Why should you automate testing?

You should consider automating software testing in the following scenarios:

  • Repetitive Tests: When you have tests that need to be run frequently, automation can save time and effort.
  • Regression Testing: Automate tests that need to be run repeatedly to ensure that new changes haven’t broken existing functionality.
  • High-Risk Areas: Automate tests for critical or high-risk areas of your application to ensure thorough testing.
  • Large Test Suites: If you have a large number of test cases that need to be executed, automation can help manage and execute them efficiently.
  • Cross-Platform Testing: When you need to test your application across multiple platforms, devices, or browsers, automation can ensure comprehensive coverage.
  • Performance Testing: Automate tests for performance metrics to analyze the software’s behavior under various load conditions.
  • Integration Testing: Automate tests for integration points between different modules or systems to ensure seamless communication.
  • API Testing: Automate tests for APIs to verify functionality, reliability, and performance.
  • Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD): Automate tests to be integrated into your CI/CD pipeline, enabling faster and more reliable releases.
  • Stability: If your application has reached a stable state and the functionality is unlikely to change frequently, it’s a good time to invest in automation.