At VST, test automation forms a core part of every test project, and we approach test automation itself as a software development project, taking into account both current and future testing needs. We recognize that the real benefits of test automation come downstream as an application evolves and must be repeatedly tested over time. To achieve these benefits, we believe that selecting the right test automation tool, test tool implementation methodology, test automation design approach, and test automation project methodology are key factors to ensure successful test automation projects.
Test automation is not a panacea for all software testing challenges; however, it is an important consideration in every test strategy, along with organizational readiness, test process maturity, and expertise in testing tools. We find that many organizations acquire a testing tool without first establishing the objectives, how test automation fits in with manual testing, and how to optimize the tool’s use given the organization’s test maturity level. When designing a test automation suite, we consider its applicability across the IT portfolio, the need for ongoing maintenance, scalability and effectiveness of test execution.
Based on our deep experience automating software testing for our clients, we have developed a unique Test Automation Framework VTAF, which enables organizations to create software testing assets, frameworks and components that can be reused and leveraged across projects, thereby maximizing the value of test automation suites. The scheduler scripts, driver scripts, reusable functions and customized reporting makes VTAF robust and scalable.
VTAF is designed to address gaps in traditional test automation approach. Some of the key features of VTAF are: