Common challenges of automated testing in the codeless era
Automated testing is mentioned in this era more and more frequently. According to Business Wire (www.businesswire.com), The Automation Testing market worldwide is projected to grow by US$17.6 billion, driven by a compounded growth of 17.7%.
However, automation testing still faces many major challenges, including:
- Programming skills: For manual testers, the most difficult element of transiting to automation testing is the coding knowledge. The QA teams have to possess satisfactory coding skills to write, execute, and maintain test scripts.
- Visual testing: Ensuring visual quality is essential since visible defects often influence functionality and thus the overall user experience. While some teams continue to test visual defects manually, many teams have automated test visual defects based on advanced AI to save time and money.
- Scalability: Functional automation testing is challenging at extent. As the method solely follows pre-written scripts, the QA teams must have a clear and well-designed plan to scale up the process successfully.
- Test flakiness: Flaky tests occur due to many factors including poorly written scripts, concurrency, async wait, test order dependency, etc. There is no ultimate solution for flaky tests at the moment.
How the integration of Katalon & AppliTools can be the solution
Katalon Studio is a test automation tool made for teams at any stage of testing with diverse application needs. The tool offers a wide range of integration capabilities and scales up options for teams to optimize their testing — all in a single downloadable package.
Whereas, AppliTools is a tool that allows you to automatically test the look & feel and user experience of your app. With it, you can check the right color, shape, position, size of the elements. Moreover, you can make sure that there are no overlaps or hide other UI elements in UI Testing.
With the integration with Applitools, Katalon users can now leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) for visual testing. This allows for more simplified UI testing with higher accuracy and proven testing performance. Besides applying AI, there are other exciting features offered via this integration to solve the challenges.
The AppliTools Integration
From Katalon Studio 7.6 onwards, Applitools Integration becomes a built-in Katalon Studio Enterprise feature. If you are using the version of Katalon Studio before 7.6, you can install this plugin. It is possible to use the Applitools Integration plugin for both Recording and Scripting Modes in Katalon Studio.
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