Software testing is an important phase in the Software development life cycle. In this phase evaluation of software takes place either manually or by using automated software testing tools. Software testing is classified as manual software testing and automated software testing.
In automated software testing, we use automated tools for software testing. Software testers develop testing scripts and execute them in testing environments for inspecting the bug in the software, finding the errors in software programming lines of codes, and fixing compliance-related issues.
Automated QA testing helps in ensuring the software product quality to its highest standard. Besides this, it helps in identifying the defect or errors in the software that might cause problems in the future.
We use enterprise software to reduce complexity in business.
The software can malfunction or stops working due to the occurrence of errors or bug in the software. These errors can be due to poor coding styles, or bad practices while handling the software. Software testing companies provide automated testing services for quick identification of bugs and fixing them through code implementation or optimization.
Although there are variety of open source software testing tools available free of cost we advise to use the one that can detect bug more efficiently.
Why Automated QA testing is important?
Automated QA testing is important because it helps us to reduce the time to test critical business software, improve efficiency in software testing, and reduce the cost of software testing. The importance of automated QA testing can be summarized as given below:-
Conducting software testing in a quick time
Firstly, software that is used for business purposes is complex. Manual testing can be time-consuming as well as expensive. Using automated QA tools for software testing is quicker than manual testing. The test does not require any human interaction during software testing after the test is initiated.
Reduction in the cost of software testing
Secondly, manual testing involves the hiring of highly paid software testers. This increases the cost of software development effectively. Using automated QA testing tools we can carry out automated testing of software in cost-effective ways.
Assuring quality in the software development lifecycle
Thirdly, software development is carried out to develop software that has the same features, specifications, and functionalities that design documents have. Automated testing services help us in assuring the quality of the software to the highest quality standards.
Improving the efficiency of software testing
Fourthly, manual testing is not very efficient, especially for repetitive processes. However, using automated testing tools we can test the software with innumerable test cases any number of times without any errors. Hence automated software testing tools help in improving the efficiency of software testing.
Different types of automated testing tools
There are many automated software testing tools and applications that allow us to test software automatically. Some automated software testing tools are open source and available free of cost for use. However, some require a paid subscription. Some automated software testing tools are designed and developed as per the testing needs and requirements in customized ways. Software testing companies use automated tools like Selenium, Ranorex, Katalon Studio, Apache Jmeter, SoapUI, and TestComplete.
What does automated QA testing include?
Automated QA testing is a software testing technique in which we use automated tools for conducting a series of software tests simultaneously. This test includes functional testing, mobile testing, web compatibility testing, regression testing, and UI testing.
Let us understand the significance of automated testing:
Enterprise of business software has various functions. We can test these functions through functional testing. Besides testing the functionality of the software we can also test software product features.
We can test mobile usability, mobile friendliness using mobile testing. In this type of testing, we can test the application’s mobile friendliness, monitor its performance-related issues, and find ways of improving the speed and performance of mobile devices.
Web compatibility testing
We use professional websites in business for a variety of purposes. The website must be easily accessible on all browsers without any compatibility issues. Using web compatibility testing we can test the website page speed, and performance or compatibility-related issues with different browsers.
To identify the uneventful errors and bug in SDLC, we carry out regression testing. Using automated testing applications we can identify these types of mistakes easily.
At last, for improving the user interface we need excellent UI and UX design of the software. Using UI testing we can test the software design and check its speed and performance. Choosing light weight themes and design helps in increasing the speed and performance of the software.