Presentation on theme: "Advanced Automation for Regression Testing of Applications Gregory M"— Presentation transcript:
1 Advanced Automation for Regression Testing of Applications Gregory M Advanced Automation for Regression Testing of Applications Gregory M. Sengpiel, General Manager
2 The Quality ConundrumThe Quality Conundrum is the paradox of improving application quality while reducing the costs associated with time and resources and balanced against application risk.Resource, risk and deadlines are often in conflict as information system teams attempt to deliver quality applications within their budgetary constraints.
4 Company Background Founded 1997 Over 400 customers in 25 countries Headquarters in USA, Europe and AustraliaGlobal distribution networkKey industry relationships
5 “Total Testing” Test planning and management Defect tracking and issue supportTest data managementDatabase effectsBatch and Interactive processingVisual layer testingAction mapsBusiness process testing
6 Traditional Tools6Script based, high maintenance and skills costs, cannot evolveComplex to learn, limits potential users, hide application knowledgeExtend not shorten timescales, become part of the problem
11 Automated Testing Competitive Analysis HP MercuryIBM RationalBorland SegueCompuwareVisual LayerCode freeSelf-healing scriptsServer-side testingTest data managementManual test automationTotal Testing
12 DBA’s and QAHow much time do DBA’s spend managing test data environments?Why is that?Recent Sigist meeting asked the same question.Show of handsSo, a pretty similar result in this august group, although you I must say don’t look as happy as the people in the picture.
13 Test Data Environments CreateExtractionData SamplingManageData SelectionFocused, Relevant Test DataProtectIncremental Checkpoints & RollbacksSecurityScramble data for complianceDesigned for use by QA resourcesEase of useImprove collaboration with QA resources
15 Data Strategy ? X ? X Remove the Variables Data Data Process Result DifferentdataChangedLogicDifferentresult?X?XRemove the VariablesTestDrive removes the ‘human’ variableEnvironment Protection removes the data variable
17 Proven BP/Castrol save 90% of time in testing complex processes HMV hit pre-Christmas deadline, saving 3 monthsCargill save over $270k yearly, testing JDEMacmillan Cancer Relief saved 66% in testing time, doubled coverageRBS – 6 weeks of UAT to 1 week – 83% saving in timeHSBC save 50% of time in unit testing Coda changesCapital One saved 75% of Business as Usual testing of web siteSkandia UK save 90% of effort in regression testingAutomation that works!
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19 Product Demonstration Ed Teune, Solutions ArchitectOriginal Software