Testing is the cornerstone of delivering reliable software. It’s crucial for ensuring the functionality and quality of applications. Yet, it’s not always seen as a business priority. UiPath Test Suite emerges as an effective solution to elevate automated testing. But what exactly is it?
Currently, only 3% of organizations are automating 21% or more of their tests, highlighting a significant reliance on manual testing1. This poses a significant bottleneck in productivity, efficiency and staff satisfaction.
Moreover, a lack of coordination between business teams, software development and quality teams as well as DevOps impedes the high-speed delivery of quality software. And according to GitLab’s Global DevSecOps Survey, testing is cited as one of the main reasons for release delays2. These challenges impact testing’s ability to scale and keep pace with business demands.
Thankfully, a new breed of AI-powered test automation has arrived, reducing the time it takes to release products to market and exponentially increasing testing’s ability to scale.
How? Through UiPath Test Suite.
What is Test Suite?
UiPath’s Test Suite is not just a testing tool, it’s a comprehensive AI-infused testing solution designed to meet the demands of modern enterprises. It seamlessly integrates into an organization’s existing ecosystem, offering a robust suite of features that redefine automated testing.
In essence, it ensures enterprise-wide, production-grade and AI-powered test automation capabilities for delivering automations and applications swiftly and continuously at scale. Test Suite is a low-code automation that achieved 90% automation rates, 80% reduced defects and 3x faster release speed in enterprise production environments for major companies such as Cisco and USPS3.
The many features of Test Suite
Test Suite improves the testing experience through the application of its four main components:
- Test Manager
- Test robots
Each supplies a different function within the testing process. Firstly, Test Manager is designed to proactively manage quality and prevent disruptions in production. It incorporates the planning and monitoring of tests for a variety of applications, automations and environments. For example, a development team can use Test Manager to create detailed test plans or visually log defects in an automation project to ensure a streamlined and well-managed testing process.
Studio then supports the testing of a wide range of applications, including RPA workflows, web apps, SAP, Citrix and mobile applications. Offering both low-code and coded automation capabilities, Studio provides a versatile environment for testing automation development. In practical terms, it becomes essential in scenarios where repetitive tasks across different applications need testing.
Next, Orchestrator serves as the automation control center within the UiPath Test Suite, specializing in organizing, scheduling and executing tests. It plays a crucial role in maintaining an organized and controlled automation process.
The final piece of the puzzle is the test robots, which are deployed to execute tests on-demand, continuously, and at scale. Staff can build a dedicated team of these robots to run tests and perform common tasks, reporting back to users at any time, all without overloading the human testing team.
Test Suite ensures seamless integration with existing tools
The beauty of Test Suite is not its simplicity in how it works, it’s in its ability to be used with existing technologies. It facilitates integration with more than 50 connectors to common lifecycle tools such as Jira, ServiceNow, Azure DevOps, SAP Solution Manager and many more, mitigating the need for organizations to invest in new tech.
For example, Imagine a development team that uses Jira for project management and Azure DevOps for version control. Test Manager, a part of Test Suite, seamlessly integrates with these tools, allowing the development team to manage testing activities without disrupting their established workflows or having to invest in new platforms.
Expanded testing footprint
Organizations can also expand their testing capabilities beyond traditional boundaries with Test Suite. This means that organizations can evaluate end-to-end customer experiences, optimize internal processes, automate repetitive tasks with process automation or ensure software reliability through progression testing, and adapt their testing strategies to meet evolving business needs.
For instance, British Airways witnessed unprecedented demand and faced the challenge of meeting customer requests since the lockdown period. In collaboration with Tquila Automation, its parent company, International Airlines Group, sought to scale its capacity and deliver rapid and consistent innovation through Test Suite. This allowed British Airways to expand its testing capabilities and scale capacity, transitioning into a continuous delivery model. The automation program eliminated manual, repetitive tasks, encouraging a more agile and innovative work environment.
Test Suite helped to enhance British Airways services, leading to increased revenue while streamlining processes to ensure a more consistent service for customers, mitigating the impact of seasonal peaks and troughs. With a wider test capability, it ultimately led to improved user satisfaction as well as greater operational efficiency and a better ROI.
Test automation library and reusability
One of the distinctive features of Test Suite is that it enables the creation of a centralized library for all test automation assets. This library, with prebuilt, reusable components, can be used across RPA, IT, and application testing with ease. It offers consistency in automation, reduces the work needed for future automation development, and simply maximizes the value of existing assets.
In a practical sense, let’s consider a financial institution using this test automation library. It contains prebuilt components for tasks like data validation, user authentication and transaction processing. The finance department wants to use these components for automating routine financial processes, whilst the customer service department wants to use the same components for testing their customer-facing applications.
The shared library ensures that both departments can use the technology with ease whenever possible, while retaining consistency throughout the institution.
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