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Scriptless Automation: Simplifying Test Automation

by Riley Claire Senior Software Test Engineer

The platform of automation testing has made an indelible mark in the corporate world by benefitting organizations in their software development and testing activities. But, when it comes to the implementation and use of test automation framework and tools, there is quite an amount of resources, cost and expertise required.

Hence, the automation teams should be well-equipped with all the technical knowledge, knowledge of technologies and the overall working scenario of the automation testing process to enhance the testing process. With the advent of scriptless test automation, the automation process has become quite easier as there is very less or no coding required to carry out the testing process. 
 

What is scriptless test automation?

It is a specific testing method wherein the time needed for writing test scripts is considerably reduced and the focus is shifted on business logic validation. The interaction between the code and testers is minimized through the scriptless automation testing software platform. The specific amount of code that is required to run automated test cases is also considerably reduced.

The manual work related to coding is considerably reduced. The steps are indicated by the testers, instead of  the actual code being written. Those steps can then be translated by the framework into test cases. The generation of test cases in this manner is considered to be reusable and hence high maintenance efforts are not required. The QA processes can be effectively scaled up, while the time-to-market is accelerated.

The working of scriptless test automation:

1. Test steps are easily generated: When tests are being defined using a scriptless tool, the team must focus on specifying what must occur rather than how it should be carried out. For example, if the user needs to fill in the form to take up the test, just enter the values in each of the fields and then the page will take you to your specific destination.

2. Objects or reusable elements are stored: If the user isn't able to locate the 'login button' on the website, then the test needs to be constructed by clicking on it. If there is an update required for the element locator data, then there is one specific place where changes need to be done, because it is being maintained in that one place.

3. Test cases need to be recorded accordingly: A "record" function should be included in the scriptless automation software testing tools so that the test design can be further simplified. Action sequences in line with interaction with a web page on your local browser is recorded by these scriptless test recorders and then those recorded action sequences are recorded into a repeatable test.

4. Test cases are executed on multiple versions/browsers: Test cases can use multiple test cases for development. This in turn saves time and also the specific efforts that are required to create tests again and again.

Following are some of the best tools for scriptless automation:

1. Avo Assure: This scriptless automation software testing tool helps customers test complex business procedures, which includes, desktop, mobile and online platforms.

2. AccelQ: This is an AI-powered codeless test automation tool through which mainframe, desktop and web applications can be automated. It can be easily integrated with current DevOps toolchains.

3. Ranorex: This tool offers optimal cross-browser and cross-platform testing. It is used for GUI testing in online, mobile and desktop contexts.

4. Selenium IDE: It is one of the most popular tools that is used for testing web applications. Record and playback capabilities are offered by the browser add-on of Selenium IDE.     

Conclusion: Developers and testers can leverage the scriptless test automation platform to deliver high-quality products and applications and that too with low costs and less investment of time as high-end coding need not be done. If you want to get high-end scriptless automation testing solutions, then get connected with a leading and professional software testing services company. 


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About Riley Claire Advanced   Senior Software Test Engineer

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Joined APSense since, April 28th, 2022, From Vancouver, Canada.

Created on Dec 8th 2023 01:25. Viewed 238 times.

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