When a testing team automates its testing process, there are certain parameters that must be defined to call it a success. We think these parameters are:
A testing team consists of subject matter experts, manual testers and automation experts. This means that all levels of experience, domain and technical knowledge must work together in creating test cases.
Selenium is a technology intensive tool. It takes a little development experience to get it ready for automation. There is no doubt about it! But using Qualitia on top of it ensures that manual testers contribute to test script development. Subject matter experts can convert their workflows directly as a test case. They can ensure the right philosophy of ‘action expected result’ for each position.
How easy is it for a team to develop test cases? How easy is it for the team to understand log reports to find a bug?
While Selenium requires genius development, with Qualitia being a scriptless test automation builder, the need to know selenium API commands has been drastically reduced. Because Qualitia ‘codes’ the test cases, they are easy to understand. Using Selenium, Qualitia generates reports, logs and even screenshots that can be understood by both business and test automation experts.
Unlike its competitors, Selenium offers its users a variety of development languages to choose from. Therefore, a test team engaged by Selenium can choose their most preferred language for scripts. This helps them quickly adopt, implement and manage a change.
Scope of automation tool
Ideally, automation tool should not restrict applications from being tested based on technology or browsers. Here I am very specific to web based applications.
Unlike other leading automation tools, Selenium supports all browsers and operating systems. With Qualitia, test teams can test any web application 1.6 times faster than ever before with 100 percent test coverage – while cutting test automation costs by nearly 50%.
Test script maintenance when the change comes in! How quickly and cost-effectively will the change be managed, accepted and tested?
Qualitia ensures that object class-specific scripts are stored and maintained centrally. This ensures that updates are faster and are reflected in all impactful test cases.
Automation that enables agile development
Ideally, automation starts on day 1. This means that quality is synchronized with production.
Bringing testers into the early stage of the development cycle allows test cases to be prepared before development begins. Test automation can be built alongside the development phase. That is why from day 1 the application automation is enabled. With Qualitia’s scriptless approach to Selenium, this can be achieved very easily and cost-effectively.
How cost-effective a team can expand the scope of test automation for one or more products without reducing test coverage or quality assurance.
The cost of automation using a traditional script-based approach limits the limits of scalability. What to automate and what does not take precedence over test coverage and quality assurance. While it should be the other way around.
Since Selenium is an open source and freeware tool, the cost of tool, resources, maintenance, renewals and support is a lot lower compared to others.
Without pre-investing in a test automation tool, a test team can build a robust test automation process very cost-effectively. The savings can be used in retaining and hiring better testers – both manual and automation experts. With Qualitia as a scriptless test automation builder, training in Selenium-specific scripting language goes out the window. Therefore, the learning curve is almost negligible.
Taking advantage of the Selenium grid and multiple Selenium servers, test cases can be run on multiple threads to reduce execution time.
Selenium and Qualitia ensure that resources are better optimized. From money to people in the test chain, test scripts, to building and running test cases, the combination ensures that you quickly build an efficient, effective and high ROI testing process.