Arthi Morekonda - Quality Assurance Test Engineer
9 Mar 2022
Don’t be surprised by it, we are just going to look into automation testing in a glimpse.
Come join me on a journey of robots like automated processes and their role in businesses..
Having manual testing as the only method in software testing indeed requires a lot of planning, time to evaluate business requirements and build/execute test scripts by documenting every single step. With growing needs of having enhancements rolling every week from product owners, the bug cycle enhancement routine gets tougher with a longer sprint cycle. While the Development team rigorously work to implement new codes and QA finds defects has been never ending and no one could assure 0 defects only with manual testing in place.
Automation in general should begin early in the software development life cycle from unit testing, integration testing and drive towards less failures in the build. Over ages, people have always thought Dev and QA should work together to fix issues early in the SDLC and STLC however, in reality QA should work simultaneously looking at the other side of the software being rendered without any knowledge of the code to predict the exact user journey and user experience. To enable mutual connection between teams, both Dev and QA need to speed up their process by adopting automation tools to support their manual effort.
Oftentimes, Developers and the testing team underestimate the time and effort behind regression testing as it is not checking just a piece of code, it is to ensure overall system functionality wasn’t broken at any integrated system levels or broken on a form field to be simple.
While in this ‘GoTo market’ model of the modern era, we often tend to rush with regression testing without any testing process in place. Although manual testing gives a handful of errors, many times manual testers miss out some small to large errors that interrupt system functionality impacting user engagement and losing productivity. Having said that, Automation testing could bridge the gaps in manual testing and provide test results in less than a minute that enables developers to act on early before the defect is spotted by the consumer/client.
To embark on a QA automation process, the initial step is to identify the right automation tools that fit the project and make it easier for the team to lift up and utilize them in their STLC cycle. On every single change in the code, Dev and QA could come together and run their automated scripts during the regression cycle. We should remember that not all automated tools fit every single project, nor automation is even required for small scale projects. Companies need to think about where automation could fit in based on their project maturity and product maturity levels. While considering handy automation tools is a good way to start, practically not all tools solve the entire purpose of automation.
Delving through the automation, we could dig further on who, when and where they would use them. The QA team needs automation during testing the units of the code or integration, and regression testing. Since the challenges are double folded with one end testing the piece or chunk of code functionality and other end testing the overall functionality of the integrated code, automated tools need the capability to have both ends of testing in-built, to sufficiently accommodate the testing teams. Having these process challenges on one side, businesses are looking towards going headless on the other.
While thinking through a lot of challenges, businesses have started looking for solutions to reduce resources, cost and above all capability added for non-technical users to use the CMS, and considerably reducing time to production. The approach begins in robot involvement in the testing process by including automation in the Dev and Test Cycle. This may substantially lower the resource requirements and saving costs. Challenges in testing content management system websites are;
Quality Assurance Engineers and quality control team have unique capabilities and intelligence to eye-out on usability issues mimicking real world user scenarios which plays a vital role in overcoming UI challenges. Design, build and deploy is crucial for any software development along with manual quality testers to use the product like an end user and detect errors early. Having a combination of automation and manual testing is the best approach to speeding deployment in the fast-evolving client needs.
In conclusion, we need some usable automated tools to support our Quality Engineers and testers during the regression cycle and enhance productivity. The automated scripts could be run any number of times during the testing cycle and record results in less than a minute. Every single action of the automated script is recorded to replicate the issue anytime during the testing process.
I have given some taste of the testing process here for you but keep in mind that at Konabos, we have an outstanding team across the globe who are MVP’S in their expertise who could build-test-deploy websites that go to market in a shorter time with all necessary Development and QA processes in place. Looking for headless CMS - Click here to contact our konabos team and our team members will get back to you shortly..check out our blogs from our prominent MVP’s blogpost to stay updated on headless CMS.
Arthi joins Konabos with over three years of experience in launching cloud-based management systems and onboarding customers. She is a passionate and detail-oriented engineer with a core competency in UI/UX design flows. She is enthusiastic about bringing out the best quality in her customer's products/features. Her strong QA/UAT skills enhance all projects and products that she is associated with.
In addition to her work, Arthi volunteers at her community organization serving the board to establish by-laws and policies. She enjoys spending her free time doing yoga and enjoying music with her family and friends.