Why Developers Prefer Codeless Test Automation?

With the exponential growth and advancement in technology, the software development industry is experiencing a massive change in the development paradigm. As the software development is advancing, major transformation has been witnessed at the testing front to ensure higher quality of the end-product. Further, the advent of DevOps and Agile methodologies have brought significant transformation in the testing industry. From manual software testing legacy to automated testing – software testing has traversed a long path of evolution. Codeless test automation is the next generation technological change in the software testing domain. With a wide range of benefits it offers, codeless test automation is the most preferred by  developers across the globe.

What is test automation?

Test automation is a popular testing approach that leverages automation techniques and tools. Instead of using a manual procedure for validating the software execution, it uses automated tools that increase efficiency with faster time-to-market. Some common types of automated tests are integration testingregression testing, smoke testing, and unit testing. All agile software development processes require automation testing.

What is codeless test automation?

Software testing has always been a bane while developing software products. With the onset of the codeless test automation era, the associated hassles and risks have been reduced to a significant level. Codeless test automation or codeless auto-testing or codeless automation is a continuous testing technique that renders creating automated tests without composing a single line of code. For large software projects that require frequent release cycles, writing scripts for testing & devising a test environment takes a long time and resource. That crushes the goal of DevOps continuous testing and auto-testing. At this point, codeless testing comes to the rescue.

Codeless automation allows the team to automate the process of writing test scripts without any code. It ultimately helps the team to focus on the quality of software testing while reducing the hardcore coding process. In addition, codeless test automation makes testing scenarios easy to use by reducing the time that requires almost no coding efforts.

Why Developers Prefer Codeless Test Automation?

Carrying codeless test automation is not utterly code-free. However, there is a plenty of reasons why developers go with codeless test automation while developing products through continuous testing techniques.

  • In the case of DevOps continuous testing, writing scripts for test automation multiple times defeats the purpose of rigorous auto-tests. It is because writing the scripts increases the time-to-market of the product. On the other hand, codeless testing expedites the testing process where the team has to deliver little effort on automation. Thus, it helps developers focus on product operation and innovative approaches.
  • Software testers are not necessarily hard-core programmers. But considering the instance that testers should know a good level of coding makes it problematic. So, software development firms can leverage codeless test automation to increase test coverage with zero coding skills for testers.
  • Codeless testing is a quicker way of delivering a product. It makes the entire software development process cost-effective. It ultimately diminishes the developer’s hassle with the testing team.
  • Codeless testing solutions have a user-friendly interface. That makes it easier for testers and developers to accelerate the testing process in the software development life cycle.
  • Error in the test script delays the product development process if you follow the traditional automation testing. So, to help developers and testers work in spontaneous flow, codeless testing is advantageous.
  • Traditional QA testing tools take days or even weeks to create automated testing scenarios. For avoiding complex codes and frameworks, testers can leverage codeless test automation. That makes the testers work in parallel with the DevOps team, and hence developers can fix the bugs promptly and accelerate the production process.

Benefits of Codeless Testing

Codeless testing not only interests the developers but also gives testers and companies a satisfying experience. Here are some of the benefits of codeless testing.

  • Continuous testing demands repetitive product tests. Through codeless testing, testers can evaluate the functionality without manually writing the test scripts.
  • It allows testers to create test environments with zero coding skills.
  • Codeless Automation Tools allow generating test reports easily.
  • It allows smooth integration of bug tracking tools and effortless management of complex tests.
  • This technique allows testers to learn and use such tools efficiently, as it does not require any programming background.
  • This kind of test automation also renders visual UI workflows that innately follow current business rules. Thus, it makes testing scalable and easy to alter under different test scenarios.
  • Codeless testing is highly compatible with the software development lifecycle. In agile and DevOps methodologies, codeless automation tests make continuous testing quicker and more effective. Since testers don’t have to write a test script, it matches the pace of the development cycle for continuous integration.
  • Codeless automation tools also render the visual description of a process. Hence, the documentation process becomes effortless. Such testing makes documentation through logs and videos by utilizing advanced testing practices.

How does Codeless Automation tools help developers?

Codeless automation tools help testers to perform quality assurance checking faster. It ultimately aids developers in dealing with bug-fixing things before product deployment. Such automation tools also come with a friendly interface supporting the drag and drop feature. The record and play method is the most popular codeless technique utilized in web-based product development. For DevOps engineers, such tools allow rapid DevOps continuous testing. Due to the high scalability and integration, codeless automation tools can easily integrate with ML or AI technologies. Such integration makes development even faster.

Conclusion

Codeless testing has an overabundance of benefits that outweigh the drawbacks of general automation testing. Its adaptability and easy integration make it the ideal fit for agile software projects. Since codeless testing eliminates scripting, project delivery becomes faster even with a confined scope and tight deadlines.

Yethi is a niche QA service provider that leverages the capabilities of codeless automation for the BFSI industry. Yethi’s test automation platform, Tenjin, is a 6th generation tool that can effortlessly and efficiently carry out the testing of all functional and non-functional parameters. Thereby, allowing banks and financial companies to offer a seamless customer experience with accurate and consistent results.

RTA and RPA: Impact on financial institutions

RTA Vs RPA by Yethi

The current technology-driven era has embraced intelligent technologies, like Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Robotic Test Automation (RTA), which have a significant impact on the banking and financial sector, thereby, reshaping the way they operate.

RPA and RTA are significantly being used in the highly dynamic and constantly evolving banking and financial sector. These robotic bots integrated process automation and test automation have helped organizations in the BFSI industry to achieve scalable, stable, and responsive models for greater accuracy and consistency.

RPA and RTA, which are often confused to be the same have little in common. With a fair amount of distinction, the outcome of RTA is not the same as RPA. However, as both streamline the operations and improve efficiency and productivity by reducing cost and time for development, often Robotic Process Automation is used instead of RTA.

The article highlights on how RTA is an ideal approach to speed up the automation testing process. RPA helps to automate a process by eliminating the manual execution of tedious, repetitive, and mundane jobs, while RTA significantly increases the process of regression testing by eliminating the necessity of creating and maintaining test scripts.

What is RTA? How is the financial sector benefitted?

Robotic Test Automation (RTA) is a revolutionary technology that has changed the ROI metrics of software testing based on a real-world scenario, by robotically generating, executing, and maintaining test records. Unlike RPA, where only automation of a particular process is carried out, RTA can be used to automate multiple processes all at the same time.

RTA eliminates the hassle of repeatedly testing the entire case by automating with a no-code or minimal code interface. Further, it removes the inefficiencies and time-consuming procedures involved in manual creation and maintenance of test cases. Automating test cases under this scenario will be beneficial as test automation can help in reducing the regression burden saving time and money.

In the highly complex and diverse banking and financial applications, the core software system has a high volume, sensitive data of various categories. These data-driven applications often tend to be highly volatile and require extensive validation, which if done manually can be time-consuming, expensive, and compromise on accuracy. RTA is the perfect solution for testing banking and financial software as it automates multiple cases and eliminates the bottlenecks associated with manual testing. Thereby, improving the test accuracy and reducing time for conducting the test.

Benefits of RTA:

  • Flexibility of working on multiple processes at the same time
  • Exhibits a distinctive configuration
  • Supports continuous testing
  • Minimal/ no code
  • Cost-cutting technology
  • Increases the productivity rate
  • Accurate and consistent

What is RPA? How financial sector is benefitted?

Robotic Process Automation or RPA is a software bot designed to mimic human behaviour and automate high volume, data-intensive, and repetitive tasks. It improves agility and reduces the complexity in the data-entry cycle, capturing data, triggering responses, and communicating with other systems; thereby, delivering error-free output and completing the task efficiently and effortlessly.

RPA is an advanced, robotic process integrated with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning, it is optimized for large volume of transaction entry for a limited process set. RPA documentation is primarily around process execution and process volumes.

Why RTA, not RPA, is the right solution for testing of banking and financial applications?

Even if RPA and RTA have robotic approaches, they cannot be confused to be the same. RPA is used to automate few processes that are repetitive and mundane for large volume of repetitive cycles, while RTA is used to conduct testing across multiple or all processes for a relatively lower volume of cases all at the same time.  Both are optimized for different use cases and therefore cannot be considered as supplementary solutions.

In the complex banking environment, a strong and resilient testing process is required that can offer 100% accuracy, agility, and consistency. RPA may fail to live up to the expectation when it comes to handling the complex, sensitive, and diverse system of the banks’ core software and often turn out to be inefficient to adapt to the changes. RTA, on the other hand, automates the testing of various test cases individually, and perform regression testing each time a change is made in the system.

RTA provides the opportunity to test the entire case at different levels of complexity, which cannot be easily performed by manual efforts. With the incorporation of RTA in place, banks/ financial institutions witness a drastic transformation in the core operations and improved profit margins, hence, slowly but surely it is becoming the right solution for the banks/ financial institutions.

Yethi’s robotic test automation tool, Tenjin, for agile and accurate solutions to financial sector

Tenjin, Yethi’s test automation tool, is an easy-to-integrate, codeless automation platform, which is designed to rapidly scan through the software and detect errors. This innovative platform works 3x times faster than any other automated testing system. It is designed for seamless integration across all operating systems, platform, and versions, and its plug-in and play simplify the testing process along with a comprehensive defect management system. Tenjin has the ability to test at various levels, conduct regression testing, perform shift left testing, and deliver results with speed and accuracy.

Yethi Consulting is a niche QA service provider who has helped banking/financial organizations globally with an efficient test automation solution. We work towards improving the efficiency of the organization’s core software system, thereby, increasing agility, consistency, and accuracy. Our revolutionary solution has taken the test automation to next level with an accuracy rate of nearly 100%.