Enterprise Test Teams Struggle to Increase Coverage
Modern test teams lack infrastructure to capture both functional and technical test activities. They also lack the tools to ensure test coverage of all areas of the application landscape and at each phase of the delivery process. Additionally, the QA organization lacks automation coverage information or relationship of the automation to the original requirements
The evolution of testing practices has led to an expansion of independent test tools, built as companions to classic test management, but siloed in both functionality and the customizations implemented by each team. These solutions have slowed down the testing process and added static to lines of communication. Development teams use tools like Jira to track defects and requirements, but those tools haven’t integrated with the classic functional testing methods.
Test artifacts and plans are commonly maintained separately from screen capture, automation and other testing tools. Geographically dispersed teams add challenges to collaborate on quality. Notifications aren’t tuned and reporting requires additional manual exercises using tools like Excel to roll up and consolidate data from each team. Continuous Delivery teams struggle to expand unit tests beyond just check-in where build failures being the only level of unit test reporting. Longer running unit test results are not integrated into the overall testing framework. As release teams deliver more frequently, so does the need to have deeper and more frequent visibility of testing status and build quality – further adding to the time required to gather the information.
Functional Testing using Plutora Test
Existing QA and testing tools are falling short in the digital transformation lacking infrastructure for technical and functional testing at every phase of development. This results in wasted efforts and a lower customer experience. Test automation is coveted, but out of reach as almost half of IT leaders don’t believe current testing represents real-life scenarios.1 The top recommendations for IT leadership is to invest in QA testing platforms that span all areas of the application landscape alongside a QA approach for mixing DevOps, agile and traditional teams.2