TRACK 5: Test Automation 18 October – 16:00-16:45
Scriptless Tools – Quick Guide to Automation
According to the World Quality Report 2017-18, modern QA and test function will have to focus on Intelligent test automation along with smart analytics. It is also worrying that the survey shows automation is currently under-exploited in QA and testing. When thought about it, it is discovered that one of the main reasons of automation level being low is availability of skilled resources.
Traditional automation tools use programming languages for scripting like java, C# etc. which needs specialized resources in these technologies, difficult to get in the market. This is when the concept called ‘Scriptless Automation’ comes as a savior.
Scriptless automation tools gives easy platform for non – programmers to write scripts in a very simple manner. They have to apply their logical reasoning to develop the test cases in these tools. This eliminates the cost that the specialized resources comes with.
Once the mind is made to go with “Scriptless”, the decision of tool best fit for the application under test, becomes very important. The identification method depends on below parameters
1) Assessments – to identify missing processes, areas of improvement, focus areas, current state of automation and automation feasibility
2) Tools Evaluation – necessary to validate that the tool will be the best fit for the application by performing a proof of concept.
Scriptless automation works on approach of identification of objects and then creating test cases from the identified objects.
While it doesn’t need programming skills, however analytical thinking is must. Only then, we can see benefits with respect to time to market, productivity improvement, team upliftment, cost optimization.
Scriptless should be definitely considered as an option to automate.
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