QiTASC White Papers
In addition to manuals and tutorials, QiTASC is proud to provide carefully-researched white papers that provide theoretical and practical insights into the challenges and benefits of test automation.
Our first white paper,
Our first white paper,
The Future of Testing: Improving Levels of Automation and Test Coverage in Telecommunicationsis currently available below. In the future, we will be adding additional white papers to cover a greater scope of QiTASC's research and development.
The Future of Testing
Improving Levels of Automation and Test Coverage in Telecommunications
Automated testing is an increasingly dominant topic in telecommunications and QA. Despite test automation‘s increased prominence, it remains heavily underutilized across all industries. In terms of telecommunications, this can be partly explained by the unique set of challenges involved in testing its infrastructure, which relate to the scale, scope and fragmentation of the industry. Furthermore, a lack of comprehensive research, terminology and technical literature about test automation in telecommunications exacerbates the difficulties in defining and achieving best practices.
In order to bridge the gap between corporate testing needs and potential automation solutions, this white paper identifies five challenges that act as barriers to automated testing in:
- Different test tools for different testing phases
- Devices, models and OS versions
- Complicated software with a steep learning curve
- Proper test coverage, which refers to how much functionality is actually tested
- Level of automation, which refers to the amount of test-related activities that are automated
The white paper then discusses potential solutions to these challenges, as outlined in scholarly and technical literature. For each of the five topics, a brief discussion of
intaQt, as well as QiTASC‘s suite of automation solutions, is included at the end of the section to illustrate how stakeholders can establish a sustainable test framework. These examples demonstrate how using a testing framework that ensures reusability across projects, an incremental approach to automation and tools that extend automation beyond text case execution itself provide excellent opportunities for improved levels of test automation and test coverage.