You provide us with test case specifications (just outlines or detailed specs … whatever works best for you).
We dedicate our specialist automation resources to developing and maintaining your automated tests.
You see the test results, and review those results, as part of your Agile Sprints
1 Your testers are over committed
2 Your developers are too busy
3 You don't run core regression tests
The beauty of our “test automation as a service" solution is that you don't have to worry about the nuts and bolts behind the scences. You feed test case specifications in and we push automated tests out. Everything in the middle we worry about for you.
How do we do this? Well, as leading specialists in the SmartBear range of products we employ systems and frameworks built on the following suite of tools…
These tools, coupled with our experience enable us to provide you with a hands off solution to automated testing.
Don't forget that Agile DOES NOT prescribe automated testing as a must have! Agile prescribes “delivering working software". How you go about that is up to you. Sometimes it's better to enhance your manual testing before trying to master automation. Our free one-on-one consultation service will help you asses this.
For most companies we like to provide a free Proof of Concept period where we set everything up and make sure we're a good fit. That initial free trial or proof of concept period usually lasts 2 weeks. Assuming, after our one-on-one consultation, we decide we're a good fit we'll advise you if you're eligible for a free Proof of Concept project.
The minimum engagement is 3 months long. Maximum will run to several years. All we require is that you provide us with 1 months advance notification when you wish to cancel the service.
Yes! With our Implementation services we can help your Agile team implement their own test automation capability. We can provide consultancy services where we'll audit your current Agile test processes and help you implement an automation capability that's matched to the skills and resources available within your team. Contact us for more details.
It's worth spending a bit of time (at our cost) working out if we're a good fit for you. There are instances where our 'test automation as a service' is not going to be a good fit or is not going to provide a solution to your requirements. A free one-on-one consultation session is the best place for both of us to start.
IF you qualify for a free proof of concept we'll run one of our automation environments, configure the systems, setup the frameworks and write an initial set of automated tests. All free of charge. Only if you qualify, and we think we're a good fit though!
Yes. At the end of the engagement we will provide you with all the source code and automated tests if you need them. Please bear in mind that to run the automated tests we've written you will either need to set up your own environment or we can hand our environment over to you (there may be continuing costs for tools and services required).