Automated Regression Testing Using Testsigma for Continuous Delivery

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Automated Regression Testing Using Testsigma for Continuous Delivery

Learn about the need for regression testing and get a brief tutorial on using Testsigma, as well as integrating it with your Continuous Delivery pipeline.

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Regression Testing - A Brief Introduction

Regression testing is a way to corroborate that the previously developed and tested software still performs as intended after code refactoring, introducing new features or interfacing with third-party libraries.

Many software development teams assume that once the software product goes live, testing could be confined to a limited scope so that only the new code or modified code needs to be tested extensively. And yes, this might have been sufficient if computers and code worked the way we wanted it to. However, that is not always the case. The inexperience of programmers might inhibit them from conveying exactly what they want the programs to do and computers do just what they are told to do. Nothing more, Nothing less. This calls for undesirable functionalities and uninvited defects. Regression Testing helps uncover some of these flaws and removes the fallacy that your code is perfect. Here's a detailed guide on Regression Testing.Image title

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Regression Testing and Scope for Automating It

Regression test suites are usually formed by carefully prioritizing and selecting test cases from previous release cycles. The selected test cases are then appended to the already available regression test suite. With the passage of time and numerous build iterations, the size of these test suites spans to hundreds if not thousands of test cases.

Regression tests are ideal candidates for test automation since manually performing the repeated steps are a huge waste of time and effort of testers that can otherwise be directed towards formulating new test cases. Moreover, it is a task with high monotonicity and usually performed on a regular basis. That too necessitates the call for automation of regression test execution.

How to Automate Regression Testing in Testsigma for Continuous Delivery

Now let us discuss Testsigma's approach towards helping you meet needs of automated regression testing.

Build Regression Tests Faster Than Ever

Natural language based test step creation allows you to create tests intuitively and as quickly as documenting your manual tests.

Centralized Object Repository, Test Data Management, and Reusable Step Groups also helps you speed up automation of regression tests.

Prioritize Test Cases for Better Regression Testing Outcomes

Filter and prioritize your test cases on the basis of Test Case Priority, Critical Modules/ Requirements, Test Case Types(Unit, Integration, Functional, System), Author and other custom filters(Customer Found Bugs, Important and Critical Fixes) to create lean and optimized regression test suites.

Test Suites to Manage Your Automated Regression Tests More Easily

Build multiple regression test suites progressively with test cases of different Priorities and Status. Easily manage and assign multiple regression test suites with 100s of test cases.

Schedule and Run Automated Regression Tests for Each Build Automatically

Testsigma can be easily integrated into a Continuous Delivery pipeline to trigger regression tests automatically whenever a successful build is made. Here's an article that explains about Integrating Testsigma to your Jenkins Continous Delivery pipeline.

You can also schedule to run regression tests at regular intervals even if builds are not pushed as frequently.

Run Your Automated Regression Tests Concurrently to Reduce Feedback Time

With parallel test execution,  execution time can be considerably reduced. For example, Nightly tests with about 16 parallel threads can cover a test Suite containing 100 test cases in 1/16th of the time it takes to execute them sequentially.

Comprehensive Reports With a Drill-Down Approach

Comprehensive Test Reports with drill-down approach helps you to analyze test results easily, quickly and effectively. The organization of test results on Environment and Test Suite levels will help you get to the failed tests quickly with actionable feedback.

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