For most testers, an ode to testing would include confusion, determination, panic and hopefully in the end, success. But achieving that success is a hard-fought battle. Testers are constantly burdened by the challenges that impact your ability to create, execute, and maintain tests: unstable/incomplete test environments, constantly-evolving applications, struggles getting the appropriate test data, brittle tests and an overwhelming number of false positives.
So, it shouldn’t be a surprise to learn that most surveys today indicate that test automation rates are still hovering at a dismal 20%!
How can you boost your test automation superpowers to rise above this level and ensure you’re not leaving a chink in your armor? That’s the focus of our recent webinar Why Testers Can’t Test, which is now available on demand. Tricentis’ Alexander Mohr provides a step-by-step guide on how you can (re)gain control over testing frustrations and test on your own terms.
Mohr covers testing strategies such as:
- Reducing the time and effort required to obtain realistic, accurate, and compliant test data for Continuous Testing
- Minimizing test suite maintenance by aligning your testing with business risks
- Understanding how and why to shift some testing left by adding API/services layer tests
- Determining when to keep using UI tests and when to target the API layer
- Replacing dependent system components with simulations designed specifically for your functional testing
- Reducing false positives during Continuous Integration and integrating testing into the DevOps pipeline