Improve test quality using codeless solutions

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Codeless automation testing is a new and big thing in testing field. Thus term is codeless which means there is no need to write code. We all know that the testers are not coders. Hence these tools help testers to write code with great ease. Testers can improve test quality by using codeless solutions. Hence testers can now focus more on the test case side if they adapt codeless tools.

Understanding Codeless Automation

Codeless test automation is a testing process of creating automated tests without writing a single line of code. Writing test scripts takes ample of time and resources. Hence codeless testing provides a user-friendly interface.

Benefits of codeless automation

  • Save time and resource: The codeless automation tools have feature to record and play. Also testers can record tests quickly. They can configure in the codeless UI and begin testing the application. Hence this approach saves a lot of time in an agile framework. Also this can help maintain the pace of development.
  • Easily Manageable: Codeless automation tools havefeature of inbuilt frameworks. This simplifies the process of updating test scripts.
  • Easy creation of test cases: From the play or record button we can generate the test cases. Here we do not have to invest our time in finding the locators
  • Decrease your testing bottleneck: Codeless automated testing speeds up the process of creating test cases. QA teams can run through test cases and deliver results at a more accelerated rate.
  • Quick access to testing reports: Codeless automation testing tools often offer customised reporting. It is easy to gather, understand and explain to stakeholders.

Disadvantages of Codeless automation

Advantages always comes with some disadvantages. Some of the disadvantages of codeless automation are:

  • Maintainability: There are cases where reuse cannot happen. Hence maintaining test cases becomes difficult.
  • Debugging: There are some tools where debugging is not possible. Example IDE where we cannot apply breakpoints.
  • Not fully codeless: There are some cases where manual coding might be important
  • Paid tools : Many of the codeless automation tools demand licence.

Best codeless testing tools

  • Katalon Studio: We can use this tool for web, mobile and desktop applications. Hence this is available for many operating systems like windows, mac etc. As a result beginners can quickly learn and write the test cases. Also they provide a inbuild framework.
  • TOSCA MBTA: Tosca enables your large enterprise to improve the quality. Also equips you for optimising and automating your software testing.
  • Cloud QA: This has a unified platform. We can reuse the same test case for regression testing. Also this can be used for load testing. As a result they are easily integrated with the third party tools like jenkins, jira, git etc
  • Perfecto: Perfecto provides Mobile, Web, and IoT quality solutions. Hence tests can run on various Android devices in parallel. Also this can Integrate into Appium, Selenium, Espresso and more.
  • Leapwork: Leapwork is a cloud-based enterprise automation platform. It is suitable for different technical levels. This is helpful for testers, business specialists to DevOps professionals. Hence empowers workforces to execute automated testing.

Codeless automation testing tool vs Coded testing tool

Codeless Coded
Writing test cases does not take much timeWriting test cases takes longer time
Framework are automatically designedDesigning of framework needs skills
Knowledge of coding language is not requiredCoding is needed
It is paid It is open source



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I work with Knoldus and have experience of 8+ years in quality assurance I have good experience on SeleniumWebdriver(C#), Selenium IDE, Nightwatch,Appium, Jira, TFS, ZAP, Fiddler, Jmeter, Jenkins, Selenium Webdriver. I am also ITIL certified.