The Test, Release Management and Domain Leads on the programme, recognised the importance of completing regression testing of the application quickly, but the traditional manual user interface focussed approach they adopted was becoming a costly bottleneck.
The requirement from the client was to recover the lost time in testing due to unforeseen blockages.
IDS used an automation process to data drive test scripts from an external excel spreadsheet into a predefined request and response XML service definition forming the processing and validation elements of the testing process.
Compounding the inherent challenge of manual testing was the growing complexity of their testing coverage. The team had an overhead of 40-man days testing to complete for each deployment of the application. This, coupled with the heavy involvement of manual related results validation, exposed the manual testing approach to heavy timescales and potential human error which could be catastrophic for the organisation.
Faced with the increasing cost and complexity of their legacy testing approach, the programme benefited from the support of IDS to help deliver a leaner, more cost-effective process through our specialist automated testing and continuous delivery capabilities.