UiPath Test Suite: A Better Way To Test
I started my career as a Manual Tester at a large organization. There were close to 40 members in a QA team working for an offshore client. This experience made me realize the importance of Software Testing. After a few months as a Manual Tester, I was introduced to the concept of Automation Testing – a testing technique that automatically checks the execution of tests using an automation tool, instead of a human manually testing.
Automated Testing Tools I’ve Used
Moving Into The World Of RPA
I started to feel a lack of excitement in my current role, so I started exploring other jobs which suited both my profile and my interest. This is when I was introduced to the world of RPA. The technology was automating redundant, boring tasks with unbelievable accuracy. When I was introduced to RPA, I started wondering, “What would testing look like in an RPA workflow?”. The RPA process workflow was quick and easy to develop across different platforms, for Web, Desktop, Java, and Windows applications.
Developing the RPA process was a swift and reliant process – helping organizations automate their manual process widely. In order to make these processes more stable, robust testing of these workflows was a necessity. We could not build automated test scripts, as the time required to build the automated test cases, then integrate with the existing UiPath workflow was not easy. In order to test the RPA process, manual testing was back in the game, leveraging different aspects of testing such as performance, load, application, and integration.
There Was Still A Challenge
What is Test Suite?
- Assign test cases to requirements, user stories, or any other artefact
- Create bug reports in an external bug tracking system supplemented with log information and screenshots from test executions
- Linking automated test cases in Studio Pro to manual test cases in Test Manager
- Assigning test cases to requirements
- Reporting, including dashboards to get a quick overview of your test results
- Manual testing
- Creating defects directly from test results
- Add documentation to manual test cases
Tests can be deployed and scheduled through Orchestrator. Orchestrator can execute test cases from Studio Pro on testing robots. This can be done in a scheduled manner or build-driven through a CI/CD pipeline.
Why Should You Use Test Suite?
Test Suite benefits those who create automations and businesses who depend on automations. RPA teams can create more resilient robots to scale automations sustainably with comprehensive RPA testing. In addition, RPA tests can be data-driven to ensure robots can handle different data variations before they are deployed to production. Test teams can automate testing of virtually any software application by empowering the best testing capabilities, including mobile, SAP, web, desktop, Citrix, DevOps, and ALM integration.
How I’m Using Automated Testing Now
With our clients, we intend to develop an end-to-end Test Automation framework using Test Suite (which is DevOps ready). We are building a robust automation framework, which consists of reusable components, and can easily be scaled to include new components and automations. We are building all the functionalities in the form of libraries so that these can be operationalized and scaled up as actual processes in production.
UiPath has revolutionized the definition of test automation. Testers can now automate their own testing workflows instead of performing redundant, manual tasks.
Are you a passionate RPA developer looking for your next opportunity? Apply now!