In world of automation testing , as we are growing the global test automation market was valued at nearly $16 billion in 2016, according to Zion Market Research, and is expected to reach $55 billion by 2022, growing at a rate of 23 percent each year. I think we can safely assume that the enterprise is adopting test automation. While test automation has clear benefits, most automation efforts fail because they lack proper planning and preparation up front. By automating software testing, you can scale and accelerate tests, reduce errors, and buy back time on software projects. We have always been interested in programming and automation processes for developing creative ways to turn repetitive and complex tasks into simple and easy ones.
Most common challenges that faced by teams as they pursue automation efforts—
Challenge #1 — Effective Team Collaboration
Collaboration is a challenge for any product development group—developers, test automation engineers, and conventional testers alike. The problem is more acute with test automation because it requires to work together on the same platform. It should share tests between team members straightforward and simple.
Challenge #2 — Quickly scaling test environments
QA teams that don’t provision test environments in the cloud will face scalability challenges when they introduce test automation. It’s a challenge to rapidly provision the differing test environments that automated testing requires, scale them up, run the tests, tear them down, and do it all again just as fast if you’re not testing in the cloud. On premises, teams typically have a limited number of environments they can use, which means fewer tests they can deploy at any given time. As a result, testing takes much longer
Challenge #3 — Significant capital investment
In automation process, initial phase of test automation comes with some costs, since it requires analysis, design, and planning for the implementation. You’ll need to account for all licensing of the tools used for automation.
Challenge #4 — Selection of appropriate tool
The challenge of choosing good automation tools is a serious problem since, according to the 2018 Gemini World Quality Report, over 50% of IT leaders report that their organizations lack suitable automation tools for their testing teams. While considering tool/framework keep there are many factors like reliable Technology, Extensibility,Easy to use, Cross Browser and Cross Platform, Cost etc.
Challenge #5 — Deciding an optimal framework
Selection of optimal framework for automation is crucial to project. In setting up of framework hundreds of implementations, complex setups and endless configurations. There is no doubt that open source tools like Selenium and Appium dominate the test automation field. However, utilizing these tools for developing frameworks, without any proper methodology, is ineffective for the long run. A framework should be open source and collaborative test automation framework that empower you to become more productive by helping you build a more robust and maintainable test automation.
Challenge #6 — Automation Anywhere
This required a platform that support the concept of “automation anywhere” paradigm, one should be able to run/share test/report from anywhere.Test automation is essential in the world of continuous deployment and short release cycles. And, we all as software testers come across many challenges some listed above when it comes to automation testing.
To overcome the above challenges, I am going to introduce a popular test automation platform:
TestProject – Cloud Based Community Powered Platform
TestProject It’s a community-powered free end-to-end test automation platform to simplify automation testing effort for mobile and web applications.
First free cloud automation testing platform powered by community.
A complete tool-chain recording, scheduling, executing, reporting, coding and API for the leading test automation open source tools (Selenium and Appium).
It aims to simplify your test automation experience while offering infinite customization through a gallery of add-ons.What makes this tool really cool is that it’s a first of its kind free community-powered cloud platform that can be used to record, develop and analyse test automation.
TestProject is a powerful automation solution that aims to simplify your test automation experience. It also enables a full team approach to quality by enabling effective collaboration on test automation solutions.
It provides users with powerful record and playback capabilities along with a developer SDK and the ability to use and create addons to extend the capabilities as needed. TestProject is built on top of open source automation tools like Selenium and Appium, but it removes the complexity of managing and installing drivers for each platform and browser that you need to test. With the installation of single executable, you have the ability to use all browsers and devices on a computer and you can instantly start recording, creating and executing tests.
TestProject is a community driven tool and has a free forever plan that is fully featured and that you can get started within moments. Our documentation will help you with all the details you need to use TestProject to create effective test automation that your whole team can use. Another cool thing about TestProject is that it easily supports so many platforms like Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android, Webservices.
The Free Forever plan that TestProject offers is unparalleled in the world of test automation in terms of the features and capabilities that you get. TestProject is a powerful and fully featured product that anyone can use for free.
We can create tests for mobile devices which use either Android or iOS operating system.
TestProject uses reliable and proven technology like Selenium and Appium for a robust and well understood way of interacting with web pages.
SDK for Java and C#
There is a library of shared addons that are available to help you extend the default capabilities of TestProject. As a team, you can also create your own addons to simplify the work you are doing.
Test automation works best when the whole team is able to work together on the same platform. TestProject makes sharing tests between team members straightforward and simple
We can create functions of common functionality and create addons for them which can be used among the test cases. It will save time, effort and cost.
Manage from Anywhere
TestProject is cloud and web based so you can run/share test from anywhere. The app.testproject.io website allows us to manage our tests, share them with our team members, and investigate different test reports.
TestProject Key Benefits
TestProject’s free test automation platform is built on Selenium and Appium so your teams can test Web, Android and iOS apps, effortlessly.
With TestProject’s shared test repository, you can easily share reusable actions with test automation experts around the world.
Forget complex installs and libraries, TestProject’s Agent is pre-packaged with all Selenium and Appium dependencies you need to get started.
TestProject’s addon community helps you supercharge your automation scripts to be more powerful with easier reusability.
The best feature of TestProject is totally free forever, which is exceptional. Check out here for pricing plan.
In this tutorial, we discussed the challenges faced in automation and how we can resolve them by using the TestProject platform, we explore main features of the TestProject automation tool along with its benefits. I am pretty sure that now you will be excited to use this cool tool. If you are someone who works or wants to work in test automation, this tool is worth. Below links can help you to explore the tool.
TestProject website – https://testproject.io/
TestProject’s Doc – https://docs.testproject.io/
TestProject’s Blog – https://blog.testproject.io/
TestProject’s Forum – https://forum.testproject.io/
Test Project’s Videos – https://testproject.io/videos/
Test Project’s Tutorials – https://blog.testproject.io/category/tutorials/