Automation Testing

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. 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.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Desktop UIs

  • Web UIs through common web browsers

  • Code-based APIs

  • Web service-based APIs

  • Use cases

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PLATFORMS


WEB

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.

MOBILE

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

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.

 

Automation Testing Tools we specialize in:

  • Appium/Selenium - Grid, WebDriver

  • Robot Framework

  • Coded UI

  • Protractor

  • Visual Studio Automation

  • JMeter

  • Quick Test Pro

  • TestNG, JUnit, NUnit, Pycharm, and many more….

Our company has worked with Shasta QA for only a few months, but in that short time they have become an integral part of our software and content development and release process. They have quickly mastered our content production processes, and most importantly, their hands-on test engineers have shown excellent flexibility and communication skills. I am happy to recommend Shasta QA to others.
— David C, Engineering Manager, Digital Content Distribution Company
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