The rise of Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning technologies have advanced the automated processes of application development and quality assurance to a great extent. AI and ML have influenced our routine activities and lives by providing smart products, like Alexa, Chatbots, Facial Recognition devices or software, and many others. It can be said that their interference or influence in our lives have made our works a lot easier. And most importantly the quality and variations of products also have increased.
With the increasing variations in product choices, customers are also confusing and fluctuating their demands in the influence of better-promised alternatives available in the market. Let’s understand this point through the survey of customers’ market switch behaviour, a group of 100 customers buys one product from shop A, and all of them are getting the worst product experience, and 91 of them does not even bother to complain about the worst product and leaves that matter, but 13 of them are influencing 15 more people for not buying anything from that particular shop.
Such intense competition leaves any industry in a questionable state of its quality assurance operations. As software structures get complex, the quality assurance process for any QA testing company will also become complex over time. With the increasing demand for quality products, companies need to put themselves into the hustle to speed up product delivery. And all these requirements are pointing towards the adoption of end-to-end testing solutions in organizations. Even a single missed point or a bad website experience to customers can drop the chances of their further website visits to 22%.
Therefore, QA testing companies must utilize AI and ML capabilities to achieve test automation with improved speed for better product quality and work efficiency. Also, testing automation processes with AI capabilities is the current global trend that convinces organizations to use it as a priority part of software development and QA processes.
Let’s, see the best practices to achieve test automation through AI and ML technology to minimize the testing efforts of the QA team and enhance its coverage.
Utilizing Self-Healing Technique:
With this technique, QA analysts can solve the script breaking problem in the automation of the test script maintenance program. At this stage, object property changes in the domain of ID, name, CSS, and more. Plus, this introduces a dynamic location strategy in the testing automation process.
Leveraging AI optimized testing programs can detect and fix dynamic property issues without any external human efforts. It transforms the whole test automation approach into a new one by allowing developers to implement a shift-left strategy in the testing process and make the process more effective with improved speed and productivity. This whole approach is known as the self-healing technique that saves developers time identifying the property changes and updating them parallelly in the source code.
Just as this process stream, whenever the AI engine identifies a broken flow project test cycle due to changes in an object property, it removes the entire DOM from the source code and conducts a detailed study on properties. It runs all potential combinations and test cases dedicatedly without letting anyone experience the alteration and all of its credit goes to dynamic location strategy.
Test-Script Auto-Generation Process:
In order to drive the auto-generation of the test scripts, developers need to use high-level programming languages like Java, Python, Ruby, and many others. Honestly, this process is a tiring one and requires tons of investment in the sense of time, effort, and resources. However, empowering test script generation with automation processes may reduce the time investment by around 50%. Further, integrating AI and ML techniques in this process makes it easy to design the overall test script processes.
Test scripts are auto-generated with manual test cases or using one of the best testing tools available in the market. With the help of NLP, the platform can mimic the test scripts for automatically generating test scripts, which actually saves its architecting time and effort by 80%. Furthermore, we can also call this Touchless Testing.
Utilizing High Volume of Test Data:
Organizations opting for continuous testing can benefit from the automation of DevOps methodologies several times a day through SDLC (software development life cycle). However, organizations can include modules, functions, APIs, convenience, unifications and many other testing approaches. With the execution of tests, more test data will generate and somewhat create a bottleneck resulting in difficulties for achieving better and accurate decisions.
Machine learning helps to visualize unmanageable test cases to developers and makes their problem identification work easier. As AI and ML make it easy to handle test data through slicing, dicing and analyzing processes, such as reading pattern analysis, business risks, and it speeds up the decision-making process for any project. Furthermore, AI and ML also identify issues, such as test impact analysis, security loopholes, significant platform defects, limitations of a test environment, repetitive test failure patterns, and many others to make work easier for the analyst to utilize the most effective features.
Utilizing Visual Validation Tools for Graphical Analysis:
Nowadays, ML-based visual validation tools are becoming popular for an automated image or graphics-related testing processes. Furthermore, it can also be referred to as a user interface testing process ensuring software graphics, whether designed as ideated or not.
The most test analyst fails in automating the visual testing process and ends up with a manual testing process. Well, this process is appropriate for intelligent testing somewhat as it helps to identify left elements in the standard testing processes. Further, dynamic image-based testing can change the methodology of test automation by identifying and solving visual bugs automatically without any human intervention.
This method is also known as the spidering method that automatically tests the application’s code by initializing the integration process with the latest AI/ML tools. With the crawling process, this tool collects test screenshots, download HTML codes for each test page, compute load and runs them in a loop. This tool trains machine models according to current patterns and application behaviours by comparing them with previous ones for building datasets.
If this process identifies deviations at a significant point in the code, it immediately flags and considers it as a potential bug. Afterwards, a skilled developer has to go for the verification, whether the flagged one is actually a bug or not.
Deep knowledge of machine learning testing algorithms is necessary to be an expert in crafting an effective testing strategy. In order to achieve complete testing automation, require an expert testing team that knows how to break complex processes into simpler ones for better decision-making and project effectiveness. If you’re looking for the best AI/ML solution provider in India, CloudStakes Technology Pvt. Ltd. is the best option you can ever get.