One of the key elements to accelerating software development is using Cloud Automation for testing. Following are the benefits of cloud-based automation testing.
Cloud testing provides support for all the available platforms, browsers and devices.
Some cloud services support newer versions as soon as they are available in consumer markets.
Parallel execution of the same tests across browsers/devices and can be achieved.
Cloud providers have flexible plans for the number of parallel threads to choose from.
Cloud providers give options to increase or decrease the required configurations in & for a short period.
Some cloud services have options to choose licenses on a month-on-month basis.
Cloud services support CI tools like TFS, BitBucket pipeline, Jenkins, etc.
Using plug-ins, automated tests can be run immediately after any deployment and code changes.
Cloud computing allows payment to be made only for the actual time used.
No maintenance overhead as the service provider will be responsible for build, execution and updates.
Available as free version for open source projects.
Cloud Service Providers –
The proliferation of mobile devices in the market has pushed the software industry to create and maintain apps for every market need. Mobile testing is one of the most complex aspects of running an app and the job is not getting any easier with newer OS and version releases every other day.
For such a diverse landscape, cloud computing platforms offer a unified, dynamic and secure testing solution. A single cloud subscription platform can help testers connect thousands of mobile devices, with different device configurations, at one go. The increasing adoption of cloud testing methods has resulted in service providers offering diverse features, use cases and pricing models based solutions for the market.
Here is a table that compares several functionalities of three of the most prominent cloud-based mobile testing platforms - AWS Device Farm, Sauce Labs, Xamarin Test Cloud. This can serve as a guide for any company to make an informed decision over their cloud investments.
AFTA -Test Automation Framework that integrates with Cloud Environments
Automation Frameworks are increasingly becoming the go-to solution for companies that are looking not just for an immediate fix but to also withstand the challenges of future.
AFTA, Aspire’s Framework for Test Automation is flexible, scalable, and powerful and can ultimately ensure faster time-to-market while minimizing QA costs. AFTA supports integration with popular cloud environments like SauceLabs, AWS – device farm and BrowserStack. Through this, Aspire has successfully executed many cloud automation testing projects across supported cloud environments in various domains. To the left is a snapshot of AFTA.
Combines the power of functional test automation, API/Web service testing, Performance testing & Security testing.
AFTA - Improves Customer Value while boosting ROI
AFTA has helped several CIOs deliver timely and quality results, aimed at improving customer value while boosting return on their technology investment. For one of our customers, the world’s largest learning company with 40K employees in more than 70+ countries, we provided cloud-based automation testing for an online assessment solution. The test automation was done for 7 desktops and 7 devices. Following were the technology and tool stack. Below is a image on the ROI realized.
Aspire’s Test Automation Consultation Services
Aspire provides test automation consulting services for organizations with different levels of test automation maturity. Our consulting packages are tailored to enable customers reap maximum benefit in test automation and reduce overall cost of quality.
Aspire’s consulting services are value driven and follows a collaborative approach. Our consulting package includes the following:
"They are experts in software testing and their test framework has served us really well. I'm very happy with the testers in Aspire’s QA team. There are many individuals in the teams that have been working several years with M-Files and they are very good."
"I was impressed by the framework for a number of reasons. I think it was relatively easy to implement and use. I think it was a cost-effective way of achieving our automation objectives. Also, I think it’s a real strength of Aspire’s to be able to work with globally distributed teams."