Benefits of Automated Testing
Without automated testing manual tests must be performed not only on new features developed but also on all existing functionality. This slows down the development of new functionality and increases the cost and resources needed to support solutions that are developed. Over time this technical debt can slow the delivery of new functionality to a trickle. Automated testing helps avoid this by providing the following benefits:
- Decreases time to market
- Allows manual testers to focus primarily on new development
- Reduces the cost associated with fixing bugs
- Reduces likelihood that end users are exposed to bugs
- Increases the number of new features that can be delivered to the business
- Creates trust in ability to successfully deploy solutions to production
- Positions your systems for advanced capabilities such as load testing & DevOps
Automated Testing Overview
While the goal of manual testing is to find bugs, the goal is automated testing is to prevent bugs. The testing pyramid shows the concentration of testing that should occur.
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Integration tests are written to ensure components work together correctly. These types of test allow processes to be written without automating the running of tests through the user interface. Integration tests also focus on testing calls to external systems and API.
User Interface Tests
User Interface Tests automate the testing of things that will be performed by end-users. UI tests are typically written for the primary business processes that users will follow. For example, a user interface test might be written for the process of completing an online order. These types of tests are typically written by an Automation Engineer or software developer with tools like Selenium.
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Aptera Testing Services
Aptera also provides full software testing services to those organizations that need help designing and implementing a formal testing strategy. Our testing services will help you determine the smartest way to combine traditional manual testing with the latest automated testing techniques. Our services are fully customizable. We can provide all of your testing needs or supplement your team in the specific areas where you really need help.
Training for Test Driven Development
Implementing unit testing as part of your company’s development process is a critical part of ensuring quality in the software you develop. Test Driven Development is an approach to implementing unit testing that provides many benefits including more manageable code and large code coverage for your unit testing. Aptera provides coaching services that help companies master this technique. Our approach starts with 3 days of instructor led workshops and then provides two weeks of mobbing and pair programming sessions. These sessions allow teams to apply TDD to the actual software they are developing with the guidance of the Aptera coach.
Training for Automated UI Testing
Automated User Interface testing helps guarantee that the key features and functionality operate correctly after each build or deployment of your software. Automated UI testing allows issues within your software to be identified before they impact end users and reduces the amount of time manual testers have to spend performing regression tests. Aptera provides services that will help you select the right testing platforms, integrate it into your development and testing processes, and start creating automated testing for your legacy or greenfield development projects. Our coaching approach to adoption ensures your team not only understands the concepts but can apply it to the unique needs of your business.