How to speed up your software  release cycles with Testsigma

How to speed up your software release cycles with Testsigma

| June 23, 2021

As software organizations have to release or add new features in their software on a regular basis, proper and thorough testing of all the features on time becomes a real challenge.

Automation becomes a viable option to overcome these challenges. But most of the automation tools usually take a lot of time and effort in test creation, test execution, and test maintenance which brings down the ROI.

How Testsigma Helps Speed Up Software Release Cycles?

Testsigma is a cloud-based test automation platform. It is built with the intent to help the QA teams reduce their test creation, execution, and maintenance time and speed up their software release cycles.

Here’s how Testsigma can help you speed up your software release cycles.

No setup time

Testsigma is completely cloud-based. Thus, does not require you to do any setup at your end to start your test creation. You just have to sign up for a free trial account for test creation and execution and leverage its pre-configured setup integrated with Testsigma Lab (Testsigma’s cloud infrastructure).

The Lab hosts a gamut of devices and browsers for your test execution.Thus, setting up and configuring is not something that will delay you. In turn, helps you achieve the goal of speeding up your software release cycles sooner.

24×7 support

Testsigma’s support team is available 24×7 to help you with your queries and get you started smoothly. In case you need instant help, you can connect with Testsigma’s dedicated test automation architects and DevOps engineers, who are available all the time for quick assistance. 

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Easy integration into the CI/CD pipeline

Testsigma gives you the power to integrate your test automation with your CI/CD setup. This way you can trigger the automated test execution the moment a successful build is created.

To integrate your tool with Testsigma, you need to make a POST request to Testsigma Test Plan Trigger API and then leverage the Test Plan Status Check API to check the execution test. Read more about it here

Testsigma offers seamless integrations with a wide range of CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, Azure DevOps, AWS DevOps, AWS Lambda, CircleCI CI/CD, Bamboo CI/CD, Travis CI/CD, CodeShip CI/CD.

Build reliable tests using simple English

Testsigma helps you build stable and reliable tests, in a way that is very similar to writing manual test cases in English – with no drag and drop or record needed. With no coding required, everyone, including subject matter experts and quality analysts, can write automated tests using simple English.

Multiple features that make test maintenance very easy

Looping – Testsigma allows you to add For loops in the repetitive test steps, thereby giving you the power of a feature-rich scripted testing tool. The usage of For loops in programming paradigms eases the automation of repeating actions. You also have the option to initiate and end the iteration between the Loop Start and Loop End.

To use looping, you would need some basic knowledge about control flow statements such as ‘for loop’, ‘while loop’ along with their usage for the conditional flow of a program.

Reusable Test Steps – Reusable test steps are a set of test steps that are common for many test cases. These test steps are used together to perform a task such as filling a Signup Form or a Login Page.

You can reuse the same test steps wherever there is a need for the same login steps to avoid the creation of the same steps again. You can easily create these test steps in a similar way to how you create a test case.

Supports Parallel Test Execution – It has been observed in many cases that the product release cycle gets affected while the organizations try to maximize their test coverage. The solution to this problem is parallel test execution.

Parallel execution of automated tests can reduce the test execution time without affecting maximum test coverage. Parallel execution of test cases not only brings the execution time down significantly but also optimizes the process of software deployment.

Unlike many other tools that involve a lot of configurations and make the process complex, Testsigma takes care of all the configurational complexities and provides a simple interface to help you carry out parallel test execution seamlessly.

Easy Integration with Device Labs on the Cloud – Testsigma gets easily integrated with device labs on the cloud that host real mobile devices. You can execute your tests using a wide range of Test Lab Types on the Testsigma Test Plan platform, such as – 

  • Testsigma Labs
  • BrowserStack
  • Hybrid
  • Sauce Labs
  • Private Grid

Testsigma Labs is a recommended option as it comes with pre-configured systems having optimal settings for the test environments.

Easy Object Recognition – Testsigma gives you the power to easily recognize an object for both – websites as well as mobile applications. The object recognition is done via UI identifiers.

UI identifiers are basically used to identify the elements present on your app screen or a web page that may need to be interacted with during test execution. In order to interact with the screen elements, you just need to create a UI Identifier and use the UI Identifier name in your test steps.

AI-driven Self Healing – An application undergoes numerous changes, and as a result, it takes a lot of time and effort for the testers to modify the tests and run them.

Testsigma’s AI-based algorithms detect abnormalities in the existing code and automatically fix them without any human intervention. It automatically heals the test cases when there is any change in the position of elements on a webpage and prevents tests from failing.

What Present Customers Have to Say?

Testsigma is trusted by several leading brands all across the globe, including Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Milliman, and IEEE.

Nathan Lalich, senior product tester from Virtual Gaming Worlds, says that Testsigma helped their team to go from zero automation to very high levels of automation coverage in a very short span of time.

Rani Shenkeshi, quality control specialist from CUNA Mutual Group, reported a significant amount of acceleration in their test automation and a 35% reduction in their application deployment time.

It is crucial for software companies to maintain the quality of their product during the fast release cycles and set relevant KPIs beforehand. If you intend to create quality products and release them on time, Testsigma has all it takes to speed up your software release cycles with minimal time and effort.

Speed up your software releases cycles with Testsigma