Know what is a parallel test and check how many you need

Testsigma allows you to run multiple tests in parallel across multiple test environments(different browser/device versions and OS combinations) simultaneously.

Instead of waiting to execute your tests one after the other, you can choose to run your tests simultaneously (in parallel) across various test environments of different device/browser/Operating System versions and their combinations.

Hence more tests are run at a time which reduces the execution time by many folds. Less execution time implies a less wait and fast build releases thus reducing the overall testing time required!

Refer to the below details to understand how many parallel sessions you need to develop and execute automated tests to achieve test coverage and fulfil your Test Automation goals.


#Number of active Test Developers

Let us assume that you have 25 users(testers) and 10 of your 25 users are active Test Developers who are actively creating automated test cases.

Each of the active Test Developers needs at least one parallel test environment(Local Devices/Testsigma Lab) to run their created/ developed automated tests while developing. Therefore in this case for 10 active Test Developers, you may need 10 Parallel Tests.


Note: Every Parallel Test on Testsigma Lab comes with additional 5 Parallel Tests on Local Devices for Free. Choose the suitable plan wisely. Most of the cases you can use Parallel Tests on Local Devices for your developers.




#Desired Test Execution Speed

Testsigma empowers users to run Automated Tests in parallel to speed up execution by many times!

Let us assume you have 300 Test Cases and their total execution time is 600 minutes which is about ten hours.

If you have 10 parallel test environments(10 test machines), you may divide the Test Cases into 10 Test Suites(30 test cases in each Test Suite) with each test environment executing one of these Test Suites.

Thus, the time taken to execute those Test Cases comes down to a tenth of the total time and with a speedup of 10 times, your execution time will reduce to a mere 60 minutes!


Note: Every Parallel Test on Testsigma Lab comes with additional 5 Parallel Tests on Local Devices for Free. Choose the suitable plan wisely. Most of the cases you can use Parallel Tests on Local Devices for your developers.


Enter the details below to know how many parallel tests you may need


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