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How To Handle Automated Testing Plans Remotely?

Are you thinking of doing remote testing plans? Follow these steps by step guide on how to execute your automated testing plan.
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Making your Automated Testing Plans work in the era of COVID-19?

When you’ve been doing automated testing in-house from the very beginning, it can be hard to suddenly execute your plans in a remote working environment.  

Although no one wishes for the coronavirus to stay (at least those who are in their right minds), it’s still wise to consider that crisis like this could happen again in the future. That said, your business must figure out how to make automated testing work remotely, not just for the time being but over the long haul.  

Step 1:  Bring the Software Testing Planners To One Remote Room To Communicate  

If that means doing Zoom calls or meetings, then do so. At this stage, it’s essential to clearly communicate with your software testing team so they can create, automate, and execute the right test cases.  

Doing a follow-up meeting is also ideal to review the test case and check if it covers all the requirements.    

Achieving all these may seem daunting at first but that’s part of the plan. With a little patience and keenness on collaborative work, everyone will find a workaround in a remote setting.  

Step 2: Incorporate AI On Your Automation Test Strategy Plans

The term AI or artificial intelligence is one of the buzzwords in today’s marketplace because of the high-level autonomous testing it promises.  

But in all honesty, AI isn’t just a buzzword. Like voice-assisted controls and self-driving systems, when the concept of AI has been fully developed and integrated into software development, it brings a greater value than expected.  

For instance, AI could help reduce mundane tasks and manual labor. But these are the least of things it can do. The real value is in the fact that developers and testers need not interfere with some areas of the testing process. When done right, you can have an AI-powered bot that can handle the following jobs for you:  

  • Reviewing the current status of test cases, code coverage and changes, and other metrics.  
  • Deciding which test cases to run, and then run them.  
  • Determining the state of the software project based on test results or static analysis results (fusion of machine learning and artificial intelligence required)  

Our AI-natives and software developers actually offer AI-based testing solutions, helping businesses overcome the limitations set by using plain test automation tools.  

Step 3: Keep An Eye On Your Automation Test Plans Failures

As you make things work in the remote world, you may see more errors in the course of the testing process. There are several reasons for these: your testing team may still be adjusting, your testing network is not working, or your testing procedures might not be applicable in a remote setting anymore.  

Whichever the case, throw out what’s not working and replace it with a new one, especially if it’s causing recurring issues. Early identification of test failures and categorizing them should allow you to invest in better tools or people for the project.  

Final Words    

Businesses of different sizes have varying goals and requirements for software projects. Hence, they may tackle the remote testing process differently as you do. Nevertheless, Codvo.ai still stands behind the above-mentioned tips: connect with your team, innovate, and stay vigilant — which should work for businesses at any stage.

Do you have other tips that can help ease up testing automation processes in the time of COVID-19? How are you handling your remote tech team? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!  

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