HUMANS CREATE, COMPUTERS CAN DO THE REST
Our world has been becoming a lot more complex in recent years, and Test Automation is needed to deal with the complexity of application development. The availability of testing tools is overwhelming and if you’re only starting out, you will have to make a decision to either go with a commercial or an open source solution/framework.
If your testing is already automated, there will be other issues you will run into. Technical debt in test automation framework and scripts is costing more than the value it’s generating. Or the test automation process can consume a lot of time and you’re looking to speed up the process. What about the test automation coverage and responsibilities? Which teams are responsible for which tasks? And the most important questions of all: How can the test automation process be best integrated into the software development lifecycle to increase quality and efficiency?
You’re lucky, here at Symbio, we can help you to get the biggest value out of Test Automation.
THE SYMBIO DIFFERENCE
At Symbio, we have a deep understanding of the tools you need to be successful. We know many tools by heart and can help you to identify the right ones for your needs to get the job done. On top of that, we developed a suite of tools and extensions to open source frameworks, which will offer a more integrated and individualized experience, as well as a faster time-to-market value.
We offer a flexible engagement model to suit your needs. If you’re looking for consulting, a dedicated team or team augmentation, we have the right solution to help you scale.
- Reduce manual work
- Contribute to the total amount of testing
- Increase the test coverage
- Expedite the release process of a software system
HOW TO TEST: OUR TEST AUTOMATION METHODOLOGY
We’ve adopted the agile testing pyramid as the bases of our agile testing strategy. It shows the amount of effort to apply to each level of tests. Traditionally, most of the efforts have been spent on the GUI layer where the tests are brittle and costly to maintain. With this model most if not all business logic and integration logic is tested through the GUI layer. With the GUI layer bring brittle, minor changes to the UI will create many tests to break. With this pyramid strategy, we work with our clients to see how we can move most of the tests down into the lower layers where UI changes will not effect the integrity of the tests.
The selection of tools to assist testing is now better than ever. Choosing the correct set of tools for test management, defect tracking and test automation will greatly improve testing effectiveness and efficiency.
Test automation when done right can reduce manual work, contribute to the total amount of testing, increase the test coverage and expedite the release process of a software system.
We’re familiar with the following testing tools and developed a suite of tools and extensions to open source frameworks.
|UI level testing,|
end-to-end functional coverage
SeLion (Selemium extention)
MS UI Automation
|API level testing||RestAPI|
|Unit level testing||xUnit|
The most used strategy models used in Test automation today are Agile and Waterfall. We’ve successfully worked with both and we have also guided our clients though the transformation process from a Waterfall model to an Agile model.
- We know Waterfall testing
- We know Agile testing
- We can help you to move from Waterfall to Agile
HOW CAN WE WORK TOGETHER?
We offer 3 different types of engagement models:
- Consulting: A dedicated Test Automation team will provide an individually crafted approach to test automation strategy, process improvement, and framework customization
- A Dedicated Testing Team: If needed we will provide a dedicated test automation team that will be responsible for ongoing framework enhancements and the automation development of test scripts. As needed, we will also provide a manual testing team.
- Team Augmentation: We’re experts when it comes to a seamless team augmentation process. We can provide onsite testers who will be augmenting your existing team.