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QA Consultants: Test Automation

What QAC Automation Engineers Can Offer

 

Comprehensive Test Automation Solution Delivery

Software development requires continuous testing whether it be manual or automated. Software testing goes hand-in-hand with the user interface, the testing framework, test tools, and test scripting. Though there are various types of testing such as regression testing, unit testing, development testing, manual testing, functional testing, driven testing and api testing (api automated), to name a few. The following content will deal with automated testers and test automation/test automation frameworks.

QA Consultants provides testing services that run the spectrum from thought leadership to assessments and advisements to automation delivery to training and knowledge transfer.

Advisory Consulting

We provide advisory consulting services. An automation assessment is an investigation and deep dive into an organization’s automation capabilities and readiness. During our automation assessment and development cycle, we perform a review. This review consists of current artifacts, practices, skill sets, organizational makeup, budget and tech sensitivities, culture, and goals that would affect automation and its usage. Our findings guide the appropriate and efficient application of test automation approaches, strategies, structure, and technologies to an organization undertaking an automation initiative.

QA Consultants also provides consulting and coaching, with an automation strategy. This is a project-sized engagement to advise various levels of an organization in designing and implementing an automation strategy. We then follow this up with the scaling and reapplication of said automation strategy beyond the originating project.

Proof of Concepts and Pilots

Proof of concept is a short time-boxed engagement that strives to prove, and/or substantiate, the technical feasibility of applying a proposed test automation strategy with respect to tools, processes, and/or skillsets. This proves and/or substantiates test automation and tools before implementing on a larger scale. It allows for lessons learned, tweaks, and/or selection of differing tool prior to larger adoption. An automation pilot initiative is a variable length engagement that strives to substantiate and package a set of tools, frameworks, processes, management, and team organization for application to one or more projects. Proof of Concepts and Pilots prove and substantiates the intended test automation, tools, processes, and organizational makeup before implementing on a larger scale. They also allow for lessons learned and tweaks on solutions prior to larger adoption.

SDLC Tool Optimization

QA Consultants understands the importance of specialized tools to support test automation and testing as a whole. We conduct research, prescribes solutions, and implements the best automation tool for our client needs. Additionally, QA Consultants provides the related tools, connectivity, and processes needed to optimize test automation across projects, SDLC, and the organization.

Staff Augmentation

We provision of skilled test automation resources in numbers, seniority levels, and length of engagement as per the clients choosing. Resources are provided to augment the client’s existing organization and are managed on a day-to-day basis by the client. The number and makeup of resources can be adjusted and/or scaled up as per the clients changing needs. This is beneficial to organizations that wish to add some skill sets to their existing teams. It’s also beneficial to clients who are secure in their ability to manage their own test automation initiatives. We also provide test automation training and knowledge transfer.

Educating Our Clients

QA Consultants has always recognized the need to educate our clients on their adopted test automation. We have developed keen expertise to expedite the learnings by leveraging a toolbox of the knowledge transfer method. Our training mediums comprise classroom sessions, job shadowing/coaching, and/or custom instructional videos.

Knowledge Transfer

QA Consultants Knowledge Transfer (KT) activities and development communications strategy begins at project initiation, run concurrently with each phase of the project, and continue through to project completion

Benefits

QA Consultants’ test automation provides you with the following measurable benefits:

  • Increased speed of software rollouts
  • Reduced product development costs
  • Increased confidence
  • Repeatable testing processes
  • Increased test automation skills of your in-house team
  • Product development and testing resources are redeployed
  • Test automation removes the need for manual testers

Increased Speed of Software Rollouts

With QA Consultants’ testing services, you can enjoy the increased speed at which your software products are rolled out. Test automation allows more testing earlier and throughout the process, resulting in greater confidence in the project and fewer if any, delays.

Reduced Product Development Costs

Our services will help reduce your product development costs. Test automation upfront costs are more than made up for with both subsequently reduced manpower needs and far greater testing throughput. Additionally, this increased earlier testing results in fewer, if any, costly defects from occurring late in the project cycle.

Increased Confidence

Another benefit to our automated testing services is increased confidence that your software will perform as needed across devices and operating systems. Test automation facilitates the same test execution in parallel across as many platforms and O/S’s as required with negligible if any, time penalties.

Repeatable Testing Processes

We help create repeatable testing processes that can be used for future projects and applications. Automated testing is not just a tool but an architecture, expertise, and a set of practices which form a playbook. We help provide a playbook that can be scaled up/down and/or exported across projects and the organization itself.

Increased Test Automation Skills of Your In-House Team

QA Consultants will help increase the test automation skills of your in-house testers and developers. The intelligent application of QA Consultants’ test automation training and Knowledge Transfer to our client’s mixed skill audience raises the skill levels and abilities of each recipient. Automation ‘moonlighters’ may become automation developers and practitioners. Test analysts may become automation scripters.

Product Development and Testing Resources are Redeployed

Another benefit of QA Consultants’ Test Automation is the fact that product development and testing resources are redeployed to where they matter most.

Test Automation Removes the Need for Manual Testers

Test automation removes the need for valuable SME-level manual testers to undertake long and repeating regression efforts. These important resources are freed up, instead, to undertake the important new functionality and exploratory testing and related activities.

Whether the project requires agile, waterfall, or a hybrid solution, we provide A-to-Z guidance and provision of test automation from people, tools, and processes. Due to our industry and thought-leadership in the area of data testing, QA Consultants have automated methods and solutions to apply to data migration, data quality, and big data testing. QA Consultants stands out from other companies due to our in-house TestFactory™ facility, providing superior quality, cost and service alternative to offshore providers and external contractors.