Should you consider automated testing?
Automated software QA offers advantages such as test-explicitness, bug reproducibility, and test reusability. The most significant advantage is speed of repetitive testing and savings in associated costs and time. Additional benefits include allowance for vital load testing, performance testing, and stress testing. Shasta QA provides automation expertise for all of (though not limited to) the following:
- Desktop UIs
- Web UIs through common web browsers
- Code-based APIs
- Web service-based APIs
- Use cases
Automated testing also greatly simplifies and reduces costs associated with tests difficult for manual testers to complete, such as processing dozens of transactions simultaneously or generating multiple accounts. Having a single automated test suite can reduce hours of redundant manual testing, translating directly into QA outsourcing cost savings for you.
Choosing the wrong tools or test methodologies can be costly in dollars, time, and results. Because Shasta QA operates as a provider of a subset of IV&V services, you can be assured of unbiased recommendations as to whether or not automation is the right choice. Targeting the specific software QA needs and requirements for you and your products will provide the most effective cost and testing experience, substantial ROI, and, ultimately, the competitive advantage that sets your company apart.
Automation Testing Platforms
Our web automation focuses on automating user flows to fully regress all functionality, utilizing diverse test data simulating real world data. Each flow can be written once and then tested with a full range of data. Doing so allows the automation to fully test edge and corner cases in quickly repeatable actions for aid in debugging intertwined web-based systems.
We can also focus our testing to target the APIs of a site to test their performance and handling of a wide array of data at controlled rates. Additionally, we can simulate real world issues arising from a web platform to test imperfect conditions.
Automated mobile app testing is a challenging platform to solve due to the number of devices and platforms. Couple this with the scarcity of robust automation tools available and this can be an expensive undertaking if not properly configured. Our experience working in this environment enables us to quickly develop a custom QA framework tailored to your needs. This customization allows us to develop a solid foundation and maximize your ROI.
Our approaches encompass a multitude of different angles from user-agent manipulation to lab-based test automation.
Desktop automation is used to regress through the major functionality of an application to verify expected operation from build to build. Desktop automation is also used to cycle through settings of an application, testing many or all permutations to verify the application works appropriately for each with no unexpected dependencies between settings. Finally, the automation is used to perform large numbers of repeat operations for stress testing the application, or to create test results that can aid manual testing.
- Tools in use
- Just a few of the Automation Testing Tools we specialize in.
Grid, Web Driver, RC, IDE
- Quick Test Pro
- Visual Studio Automation
- Most Common Test Harnesses
JUnit, NUnit, Perl, PHPUnit