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What is Robotic Test Automation?

Robotic Test Automation (RTA) provides an effective solution for regression testing by removing the need for test script creation and maintenance. It reduces excessive cost, effort, and complexity of traditional testing methods, allowing significantly accelerate major projects and run a regression test before every release.

Why Robotic Test Automation?

Projects with significant changes, Regression testing becomes very critical but is often one of the biggest bottlenecks. Robotic Test Automation removes this roadblock so that project delivers a faster return on investment. Once fully configured it enables comprehensive, system-wide regression testing to be initiated in a matter of days with virtually no manual intervention, massively accelerating project delivery and minimizing the time needed for remediation efforts after go-live.

Reduce business risk with enhance coverage

With Robotic Test Automation it’s no longer necessary to trade off achievable volume of testing against ‘acceptable’ levels of risk. RTA is a server-based technology, capturing to effectively replicate in the life of your business during a regression test. Resulting to a far greater test coverage, including technical interactions beyond the UI, and validation of real-life workflows.

Shift testing left to increase development efficiency

With the increasing pace of business change, teams can use Robotic Test Automation to ‘shift testing left’ to earlier in the development lifecycle. This approach eliminates the challenge of test data management and provides the means for developers to run regression before their code even reaches QA, saving both time and money by avoiding cycles of rework. It’s an important enabler of agile and DevOps, where accommodating effective regression testing in short ‘sprint’ cycles is a challenge.

Reduce manual Testing effort

Manual testing processes are slow, unreliable and error-prone. Robotic Test Automation allows team members to focus on faster delivery, rather than getting bogged down in business process definition, and creation, execution and maintenance of test scripts. Robotic Test Automation also liberates functional staff from the repetitive grind of regression test validation, freeing them to focus on the value-adding activity that they are actually paid for.

Enable DevOps by adopting continuous testing

Robotic Test Automation technology allows you to reduce business risk by enabling adoption of continuous testing as part of a DevOps approach run a comprehensive automated regression test in every sprint cycle without the need to write or maintain test scripts.

According to Gartner — “Robotic process automation (RPA) tools perform “if, then, else” statements on structured data, typically using a combination of user interface (UI) interactions, or by connecting to APIs to drive client servers, mainframes, or HTML code. An RPA tool operates by mapping a process in the RPA tool language for the software “robot” to follow, with run-time allocated to execute the script by a control dashboard.”

RPA is easy to implement and uses software bots that reduce operational cost while improving efficiency and accuracy. Thus, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), RPA is driving a new era of enterprise automation – and quality assurance is a key automation candidate.

The best-fit strategy to enable RPA in QA

Step 1:  Identify repetitive tasks performed by the QA team that can be optimized by implementing RPA

Step 2:  Identify manual or automated testing requirements for each process

Step 3:  Instead of testing the entire process, select only those applications / actions / output that are impacted or generated by the RPA bot

Step 4:  Enable end-to-end automation scripting by combining various open source test automation tools

Step 5:  Produce a single automation script from creating test data to bot execution and validation across impacted applications/systems

Step 6:  Reuse the automation script in higher environments like system integration testing (SIT) and user acceptance testing (UAT)

Keep It Simple:

Where possible, try to reduce or eliminate unnecessary complexities in your script. This will help reduce the number of bugs or programming errors, which in turn means that you need to spend less time trying to debug or resolve them.

Author : Ankur Singh

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