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test automation tools for Agile environemnts - vendor benchmarking

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Test automation in agile ecosystem Test automation in agile ecosystem Presentation Transcript

  • Test Automation Automation in Agile ecosystem
  • New Requirements from Automation Tools
    • Agile methodologies, developed with R&D in mind, have significant impact on the testing discipline
    • New requirements for test automation emerge:
      • Short test creation time
      • Ability to test any phase and sub-phase of the product
      • Easy, non-complicated automation tools to enable R&D – that are not testing professional - exploratory testing
      • Support for regression testing
  • The Agile Testing Tools
    • A new generation of Agile testing tools has emerged, catering for these new reuirements:
      • Recorder, for quick test creation
      • Tests defined on UI layer, enabing partial products to be fully tested at any phase
      • No coding requirements, to enable R&D that are not professional testers to create tests
      • Support for dynamic text
  • Technology Overview
    • The agile automtaion tools are based on visual technology that basiclaly runs image processing on the tested application
    • Effectively imitating the human eye
  • Agile Automation Tools Evaluated
    • Sikuli
      • http://groups.csail.mit.edu/uid/sikuli/
    • Eggplant
      • http://www.testplant.com/
    • SeeTest
      • http://experitest.com
  • Tools comparison Eggplant SeeTest Sikuli Criteria Medium* Simple Medium* Simplicity ? (assisted recording) Yes No Recorder No No Partial Need for Programming Windows? Mac Linux Windows Linux Windows Linux Mac OS High Medium High Maintenance ~4000$ ~1000$ Open source Cost OK OK OK Documentation ++ +++ + Report Non-standard Java, Python, C#, Perl, QTP (I only tried with C#) Java Plugs into our exisiting testing environment http://www.testplant.com/ http://experitest.com http://groups.csail.mit.edu/uid/sikuli/ Resource
  • Conclusion
    • The new image processing based tools enable quick testing by non-testing professionals
    • It is easy to define and record user scenarios – making exploratory testing a reality
    • Some tools enable to keep working with exsting testing framework you know (Sikuli in Java; SeeTest in C#, Junit,Python,Perl and QTP)