Implementing the SmartBear Test Stack

End-to-end Test Management and Test Automation

The Integrated Test Solution for Software Quality

The Integrated Test Tool Stack

The capability to work with an integrated product suite that spans all the main QA and test disciplines is here. The SmartBear Test Stack delivers the best tool suite in the market to deliver the best performance on the ground.

If you’re looking to take your test process and agile test management practices to the next level then the SmartBear UI automation, API testing and Test Management suite of products is the fastest way to achieve this. These 3 complex domains are well served by TestComplete, SoapUI and Zephyr. A well matched suite of tools that will deliver results for even the most challenging QA and development environment.

Are you new to this suite of tools? Or are you currently using some of the tools and want work with a more integrated setup? If you’d like to see what you can do to enhance your existing setup, talk to us. With test management, Gui automation, API test and support for BDD there’s no shortage of capability. We can work through the setup with you and help optimise your workflow. Help you configure each tool and show you how best to go about implementing and integrating them for your projects.

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There’s no denying the fact that there’s a degree of complexity to contend with when implementing this ‘Test Product’ stack for the first time. With test management, Gui automation, API test and support for BDD there’s no shortage of capability. The difficult part is working through which components and aspects of this stack are important to you and how best to go about implementing them for your projects.

There are significant advantages to working with an integrated tool stack from a single vendor who’s support is 2nd to none."

Engagement Outline

This course will teach you how to use Jenkins for Automated Testing. We’ll start out by walking you through the initial install of Jenkins (so that you have your own dedicated environment to work in). Over the duration of the course we’ll build up to creating a real suite of automated tests, including GUI, Load and API tests, all driven from Jenkins.

You’ll learn how to configure Jenkins projects, trigger the execution of your tests automatically and deploy those tests to a matrix of client machines. The process of building out a range of different Jenkins job types will take you through a comprehensive range of functional plug-ins that all make your day-to-day life as a tester and QA engineer far easier.

With Zephyr at the heart of this test stack you have your one point control panel to cover all your automation and manual testing needs. Close integration with Jira giving unparalleled traceability and visibility of your test status. Visualise test status of your Agile planning boards right from inside Jira to give your Scrum masters clear status of test activity against user stories that are bing worked on.

Link in with TestComplete to provide real time test automation result reporting. Again all linked in to your Agile Planning boards and specific user stories so that your team knows exactly where it is at any point in time. Developer working within the sprint to deliver on a number of user stories? That developer sees the status of the testing against those stories, both manual and automated. Tester developing automated tests within TestComplete? That tester ties in the execution to the CI/CD pipeline with Jenkins and results are fed directly into Zephyr. Everything linked and integrated to streamline your development and test process. Linked to deliver

Looking to capitalise on the benefits of BDD? Look no further than Hiptest and TestComplete. Hiptest delivers the structure and collaboration capabilities that gives you the power to implement BDD at scale. Simple user interface with a short learning curve belies the power and flexibility that Hiptest can bring to your test management capability.

If you’re looking to see the benefits of tying living documentation with automated tests then Hiptest is the tool to implement. The big benefit of BDD coming, not just from having living documentation, but the thread that documentation weaves right through to your automated tests. Define your acceptance criteria and then build your automated tests around those criteria. You automated tests become living proof that your team is delivering on needs of the end user.

API testing has become one of the most critical parts of any test capability. Wether your just running a sequence of isolated automated Api tests or using SoapUI as part of a longer sequence of evens the ability to pull everything together across test management, GUI testing and the API layer is becoming ever more critical.

Call Api tests from your GUI tests. Call GUI tests from your API tests. Whatever the demand, close integration between SoapUI and TestComplete gives you the capability to deliver in any situation. Tie in Zephyr for your reporting and tracking and you have the complete solution for all your QA needs.

Link in with TestComplete to provide real time test automation result reporting. Again all linked in to your Agile Planning boards and specific user stories so that your team knows exactly where it is at any point in time. Developer working within the sprint to deliver on a number of user stories? That developer sees the status of the testing against those stories, both manual and automated. Tester developing automated tests within TestComplete? That tester ties in the execution to the CI/CD pipeline with Jenkins and results are fed directly into Zephyr. Everything linked and integrated to streamline your development and test process. Linked to deliver

Link in with TestComplete to provide real time test automation result reporting. Again all linked in to your Agile Planning boards and specific user stories so that your team knows exactly where it is at any point in time. Developer working within the sprint to deliver on a number of user stories? That developer sees the status of the testing against those stories, both manual and automated. Tester developing automated tests within TestComplete? That tester ties in the execution to the CI/CD pipeline with Jenkins and results are fed directly into Zephyr. Everything linked and integrated to streamline your development and test process. Linked to deliver

Request a 30 minute fact finding session

Nothing to lose. No cost. Just 30 minutes of your time to get some free pointers and advice.

Need help with setting up, configuring and training your team to get the most out of this powerful suite of tools? We specialise in getting teams up to speed in the shortest time possible.

Our SmartBear “Test Stack Integration" package takes you through:

  1. Setting up Zephyr for optimal test process performace
  2. Integrating TestComplete with Zephyr for combined manual and automated test reporting
  3. Integrating SoapUI, SoapUI Pro and ReadyAPI with Zephyr for API test execution and reporting
  4. Linking TestComplete and SoapUI for combined UI and API test scenarios
  5. Configuring Zephyr to fit in with your Agile development methodologies
  6. Data migration from legacy test management tools (optional)

Getting the most out of this powerful stack can be a challenge for most QA and Dev teams. Let us walk you through the best practices and recommended configurations. Save yourself time, effort and money by short cutting the trial and error phase and getting everything setup correctly the first time round.

Benefits of an Integrated Stack

No test tool stack gives you the features and benefits that comes with the Zephyr, Hiptest, SoapUI Pro and TestComplete suite of tools.

User Interface, API and Load Testing constitute the back bone of any decent tests teams approach to software testing. Integrate these aspects with unit testing and static analysis data and you have pretty much all of the bases covered. Then add to that the capability to track and co-ordinate the manual and automated components and you have the capability to take your approach to software testing to the next level. Benefits include:

  1. Clear status visibility from all corners of your testing effort
  2. Integrated test coverage control that lets you see and focus on the weaker aspects of your testing
  3. Aggregated reporting across builds and sprints that gives a far better indication of release readiness
  4. The opportunity to identify aspects of your testing that would be better covered by automation
  5. Increased capability to capitalise on test reuse and avoid duplication of work
  6. Improved team cohesion through collaboration and interaction between integrated components

Few product suites have the true integration capabilities and breadth of functionality to say they truly cover all of the core aspects of the software testing spectrum. The SmartBear product delivers on this capability with an integrated approach to UI, API, Load and test management. Each of the tools in the suite excelling in their own dedicated category. Each of the tools in the suite delivering more than the sum of their parts when combined as an integrated suite.

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