In the first part of this article, we talked about a couple of tools used by software testing teams, Confluence and JIRA. Around the world, all software development businesses have testing teams. To be certain that the delivered products are bug-free, IT outsourcing companies gather specialists that can use these tools to provide the best results possible.
So, in case you ever need something to help you with project documentation, then use Confluence. It permits you to keep all of the documentation and information on the project in the same place. You can have your personal space to maintain the private information and a space for your team which comprises the information which may be shared.
JIRA is a really good tool for project management and bug tracking. It’s easy to use and permits you to create, categorize, assign and resolve an issue.
In the next part of this mini guide, we’ll approach two other different tools used by software testers in their activity. So,
How can you handle test cases?
We work with Zephyr. This is a test management software that allows performing application tests and keeping an eye on the results. The test management software is available to many people and that makes it quite helpful for large businesses or big testing teams. Being available to so many people, Zephyr also enhances communication on a global scale to increase speed in issue solving and maintaining the projects moving.
The Tools make it possible for testers to plan, create and organize test cases. Depending on the project requirements, test cases can be fully customized according to test requirements, titles, even test case sequences may be created. Assigning tasks is also possible.
At the implementation level, with Zephyr, you can do manual or automated tests. For manual tests, the program can upgrade every step in the test case and include relevant information in these steps. Once completed, the test case can be stored and made accessible to all the users.
For automated tests, Zephyr can be integrated with automated testing tools using ZBots and APIs, such as Jenkins, Selenium, eggplant Functional, etc.
What happens when a bug is found? Zephyr provides integration with Bugzilla or JIRA bug-tracking tools. This functionality enables users to make bug reports and record any information associated with the bug, without switching between apps.
Zephyr Is great for businesses with small and big testing teams as a result of simple implementation, user-friendly interface, and effortless navigation.
Are you searching for a quicker way to test?
Selenium is an open-source application used for automation of the tests performed on the web browser. However, Selenium can test only web applications. Testing desktop application or mobile application isn’t possible.
What makes Selenium so great for testing dynamic web applications? There are a couple of reasons why software testers work with this tool. Selenium enables test scripts to be written in several programming languages such as Java, PHP, Python, Ruby, .Net, etc. Test cases can be carried out in Windows, Linux or Max operating systems and any browser can be used, Google Chrome, Mozilla, Safari, Opera and even Internet Explorer. To manage test cases or creating reports, Selenium can be incorporated with TestNG and Junit and for attaining Continuous Testing, integrate the application with Jenkins, Docker, and Maven.
As we saw above, Selenium is an extremely flexible tool. What kinds of testing can be automated with Selenium?
- Performance testing
- Integration testing
- Compatibility testing
- System testing
- Regression testing
- End-top-end testing
To be clear, the automation testing tools aren’t intended to replace manual testing. Automation testing is used for procedures that don’t need to involve human intervention.
Stay tuned to discover more about what tools can save you time, energy and deliver the best results for your clients.
Software testing at AROBS
AROBS Transilvania Software is one of the best IT outsourcing companies in Romania. It was founded in 1998 in Cluj-Napoca. Our +1000 colleagues provide knowledge on various areas such as Automotive, Travel&Hospitality, LIfe Sciences, IoT and Enterprise Solutions.
Working close with the software development teams are our software testers. At AROBS we have manual testers teams and automation testers teams. They provide ready-to-use products based on their high-level professionalism. They work tirelessly to deliver the best products for our clients.
Find out more about AROBS here.