A leading global firm based in the US was developing a software tool for workforce management, employee attendance marking, collecting labour data and generating attendance summary of a large workforce.
The software was developed using .NET technologies and AJAX and Oracle 10G was the database used.
The customer was scouting around for the right testing partner, one who has the capability to manage the testing process at rapid speed, without sacrificing quality.
Importantly, the QA team at the customer site wanted a 100% automation-driven testing process, to reduce time-to-release, for every build. Also, the project needed handling of multiple data sets for a highly data intensive application.
The customer had prior experience with the test process, and they wanted to fix several known challenges during this project.
Specifically, the customer wanted to:
Have skills to handle multiple data sets for a highly data intensive application
Minimize manual testing, since it was slowing down time-to-release for every version
Avoid unproductive time, rewriting and managing test scripts for different test browsers and environments
Work with a team with prior expertise, rather than one that picked up new skills on the fly
Partner with a vendor with expertise in preparing test data for a data-driven approach
Build a robust framework that can optimize test execution and has reusable components
iSAFE is a customizable and portable AI-Driven Test Automation Framework
The success of the project was best captured in this customer testimonial:
“Your framework is definitely the best, robust and highly maintainable in comparison to other frameworks that I have seen. The other vendors were not able to answer our questions and you guys certainly know what you do. This is the exact framework that I am looking to implement within our organization.” – QA manager
After evaluating several prospective partners, the customer had decided to go with Indium, we believe, for the following reasons:
The iSAFE test automation framework has a flexible and robust architecture
We devised the following approach using iSAFE framework, over the 12-month duration of the project. The project was staffed with two automation engineers, who were tasked with automating and maintaining over 750 test cases.
We adopted the following process for automation
Defining the scope of Test Automation
Understanding of Application/Test cases
Identification of Reusable Components
Sharing the observations/gaps in test cases
Customization of Framework & integration
Implementation of data driven approach
Development of Test scripts
Creation of Reusable Components, Objects Repository (OR) Designs
Creation of Test Case & Test Data Designs
Maintenance of clarification tracker
Execution of Test Scripts Unit/Batch
Stabilization of Test Scripts
Exception handling/Recovery scenarios
Capture failures and real-time reporting
No of test cases automated, using the iSAFE framework
Time taken to script over 200 test cases with only 1 automation engineer
Reduction in manual regression cycles
BENEFITS OF USING iSAFE
The iSAFE framework was core to our ability to automate over 750 test cases
Reporting at the end of every test is, of course, critical to any testing process. iSAFE triggers an automated email after each test to all stakeholders, helped developers modify code on the fly
iSAFE helped test scripts run seamlessly on the staging site, thus helping save valuable time, enabling the customer to test code, right before production
Overall, the customer was extremely happy to work with Indium on this project – thanks to its expertise in managing multiple data sets for a highly data intensive application and also the effectiveness of the iSAFE framework.