May 2018

From the Editor’s desk

The concept of DevOps turns 10 in 2018. Find out how the evolution of DevOps and emerging tech like AI and ML are shaping the future of software testing.

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Thinking about DevOps? Make sure your team is ready

DevOps is a gradual journey. How does the testing team fit into this new mix?

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In the Age of Technology Renaissance AI is already shaping Software Testing

Read about the 6 ways in which AI is opening the way for new possibilities to deliver quality at speed.

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WEBINAR – Use Intelligent Automation to Increase Software Quality and Business Value

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Upcoming Event

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Happy Customers

Candidly, I don’t know how we would carry out testing without QMetry Test Management. We would be in a world of hurt and would regress back to a scenario of ad-hoc and undefined testing.

Anne Frazer

Director of Quality Assurance, Healthland

There was a very high operational risk in using Excel for test management, and with QMetry Test Management we have averted almost that entire risk. We are a significantly more efficient QA organization now that we have implemented and standardized on QMetry Test Management as the test management platform of choice.

Jean-Francois Brissot

Director Software Quality Assurance, Calypso

The QMetry Test Management product has exceeded our expectations. Our requirements, test cases, and test case execution results are easily organized and searchable. The QMetry to JIRA integration plays a vital role in our SDLC workflow. The REST API allows us to integrate QMetry with other in-house applications as well. Possibly most important of all, QMetry support staff are courteous, professional, and quick to respond to our needs as they arise. We are very pleased with our QMetry tools and the positive impact they are having within our organization.

Glenn Fishback

VP / CTO, Marquis Software Development, Inc.

QMetry allowed our QA team to spend more time doing actual testing and less time managing test cases. JIRA integration was simple and smooth.

Henry Chen

Director of Quality Assurance, Adaptive Insights

We really appreciate the time and effort the QMetry Test Management team put in to helping us diagnose the problem and explain the root cause. We are very happy with the level of support that the QMetry Test Management team has provided to us.

Ronald Martin

Director Software Quality Assurance, SilverSky

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Use Intelligent Automation to Increase Software Quality and Business Value

Use Intelligent Automation to Increase Software Quality and Business Value

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Use Intelligent Automation to Increase Software Quality and Business Value

To stimulate growth in complex environments, companies continuously seek to improve efficiency and find ways to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. With more than $1.7 trillion in revenue lost due to software failure in 2017 [World Quality Report], many enterprises have already embraced automation and reduced their manual testing efforts. 

To achieve this, they rely on various automation frameworks like Selenium and QMetry Automation Studio, as well as the integration of CI/CD tools like Jenkins, Gitlabs, and Bamboo to deliver the true transformation from manual to agile and then to DevOps.

While many organizations are already using test automation and CI/CD to reduce the time to market, there is still a challenge to get actionable data in real time. Watch this web seminar to learn how intelligent automation processes aided by AI and machine learning can drive quality and provide guidance on test coverage and traceability. 


You’ll also learn how to:

  • Increase the potential of your business with software quality through continuous feedback and prescriptive project improvements
  • Use the power of software quality to develop trust throughout digital transactions and cultivate customer loyalty
  • Keep up with the accelerating pace of digital transformations 
  • Leverage processes and tools that will take you to a whole new level of software excellence

View webinar on Intelligent Automation

Use Intelligent Automation to Increase Software Quality and Business Value

To stimulate growth in complex environments, companies continuously seek to improve efficiency and find ways to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. With more than $1.7 trillion in revenue lost due to software failure in 2017 [World Quality Report], many enterprises have already embraced automation and reduced their manual testing efforts. 

To achieve this, they rely on various automation frameworks like Selenium and QMetry Automation Studio, as well as the integration of CI/CD tools like Jenkins, Gitlabs, and Bamboo to deliver the true transformation from manual to agile and then to DevOps.

While many organizations are already using test automation and CI/CD to reduce the time to market, there is still a challenge to get actionable data in real time. Watch this web seminar to learn how intelligent automation processes aided by AI and machine learning can drive quality and provide guidance on test coverage and traceability. 


You’ll also learn how to:

  • Increase the potential of your business with software quality through continuous feedback and prescriptive project improvements
  • Use the power of software quality to develop trust throughout digital transactions and cultivate customer loyalty
  • Keep up with the accelerating pace of digital transformations 
  • Leverage processes and tools that will take you to a whole new level of software excellence

Shift Testing into New Directions at StarEast

Shift Testing into New Directions at StarEast

Shift Testing into New Directions at StarEast

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Shift Testing into New and
Bold Directions!

April 29 – May 3, 2018

Software testing practitioners know that Software Quality is a highly vibrant and dynamic space that seeks constant improvement. One guaranteed way to keep up with innovative techniques and trends is to attend conferences like the STAREAST.

This year’s conference features more than 100 learning and networking opportunities covering the broad expanse of topics ranging from Automation, Testing in DevOps, to Security, Agile Testing and AI/Machine learning for Testing.

Meet us at Booth 319 to learn more about

  • Processes and tools for agile testing teams.
  • Manual testing to test automation transition.
  • Machine learning and Intelligent automation.


What else ?

  • Live product demos
  • Awesome swag


You can view the full conference program here.

Be sure to stop by the QMetry Booth at the Expo!. Browse the program content featured below.

Role of Intelligent Test Automation in Accelerating Digital Transformation

Intelligent Test Automation:
Use AI and ML-backed automation to supercharge your Digital Transformation Journey

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Digital transformation is here and now and the key challenge is to achieve the agility, quality and efficiency paradigm. Digital maturity demands adoption of mature Agile and DevOps principles.

As organizations scale up the challenges for quality only surmount. Test Automation has solved many of the speed and volume problems that organizations face. The complex and competitive landscape demands faster sprints and smarter adoption of test automation.

However, the Agile lifecycle demands that Automated Testing should cover more ground now and faster. Speeding up your digital transformation is possible by leveraging test automation intelligently.

Intelligent Test Automation – led by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, is the evolutionary approach that optimize your quality lifecycle. Download this whitepaper how you can move beyond automation with:

  • Reusable framework with data-driven testing to aid prioritization of test cases
  • Optimize test coverage and test depth for better management
  • Cognitive defect prediction and prescriptive analysis
  • Intelligent Result Analysis to improve the response rate

Intelligent Test Automation not only maximizes the coverage but also reduces time to market with insights and predictive suggestion models to help you prioritize and optimize.

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April 2018

News and Views from Our Team

Did you know that the growth rate from the Test Automation market is higher than 15%? Read more about this and other trends…

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WEBINAR: Use Intelligent Automation to Increase Software Quality and Business Value

Join us on April 12 12 PM EST / 9 AM PST to make the software quality better together.

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2018 Top Test Automation Tool Rankings

See why more and more agile testing teams choose QMetry for their test management and test automation initiatives.

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Implementing Agile while working with multiple location teams

Learn how to leverage technology to conquer any geography challenge to accelerate your software testing cycles.

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Happy Customers

Candidly, I don’t know how we would carry out testing without QMetry Test Management. We would be in a world of hurt and would regress back to a scenario of ad-hoc and undefined testing.

Anne Frazer

Director of Quality Assurance, Healthland

There was a very high operational risk in using Excel for test management, and with QMetry Test Management we have averted almost that entire risk. We are a significantly more efficient QA organization now that we have implemented and standardized on QMetry Test Management as the test management platform of choice.

Jean-Francois Brissot

Director Software Quality Assurance, Calypso

The QMetry Test Management product has exceeded our expectations. Our requirements, test cases, and test case execution results are easily organized and searchable. The QMetry to JIRA integration plays a vital role in our SDLC workflow. The REST API allows us to integrate QMetry with other in-house applications as well. Possibly most important of all, QMetry support staff are courteous, professional, and quick to respond to our needs as they arise. We are very pleased with our QMetry tools and the positive impact they are having within our organization.

Glenn Fishback

VP / CTO, Marquis Software Development, Inc.

QMetry allowed our QA team to spend more time doing actual testing and less time managing test cases. JIRA integration was simple and smooth.

Henry Chen

Director of Quality Assurance, Adaptive Insights

We really appreciate the time and effort the QMetry Test Management team put in to helping us diagnose the problem and explain the root cause. We are very happy with the level of support that the QMetry Test Management team has provided to us.

Ronald Martin

Director Software Quality Assurance, SilverSky

Exploratory Testing

Exploratory Testing: Why and When do we need it ?

Exploratory software testing is a context-driven testing approach that relies on tester expertise and judgment. Using this approach, testers can identify defects much early in the development life cycle.

The premise of exploratory testing(ET) is simultaneous learning, test design and execution. It counts on the tester’s experience and intuition. The tester quite literally explores software hands-on, understands the application and designs/executes test plans on the go.

The exploratory testing approach is very useful in scenarios where there are poor specs or there is urgency.

Why Exploratory Testing?

As DevOps is fast becoming a mainstream strategy for Global 2000 organizations, there is a rush to create a deploy-on-demand framework. Testing now plays a more critical role than ever. Organizations benefit tremendously from the insight that exploratory testing unravels.

One could also argue that the ET approach works because it is more evolved and uses high cognitive skills as there is no formal script. It involves less of planning and more of execution, such that the tester nails the exact functionality.

Typically, test design and test execution tasks occur parallelly without a prescriptive document of the test conditions, test case or scripts.

Exploratory testing can lay the groundwork and lead the way for test automation. Sound documentation and modern testing tools such as QMetry Voyager with features like recording, screen-casting, adding annotations, voice-memos or marking assertions can create automated documentation for test cases.

Exploratory Test Process

The approach is all about tester autonomy: discovery investigation and learning. Testers simply open the application and start exploring.

Planning involves the development of a test charter, a brief declaration of scope of a time-boxed test effort, and defining the goals and approaches.

Test logging is performed simultaneously with test execution, documenting the key elements of the test journey, and logging any bugs found along with insights about further testing.

Since exploratory testing is inherently able to react and adapt to changes very quickly, it is a popular contender in agile testing. The need for speed means that testers get a free hand with a flexible and unscripted process.

To a degree, all testers use the exploratory approach when they follow the task intuitively and trust their gut to take the best course of action.

While testing however, automated recording of your explorations can be converted to functional test scripts, which can reinforce the conventional testing process.

For instance, tools like Jira Capture and QMetry Voyager allow you to capture your sessions, create smart and annotated bug reports and debug data, enabling automated test case documentation.

Voyager can even integrate with issue tracking tools such as JIRA and other test management products like QMetry Test Management for Jira. This enables you to export the documentation to test cases.

Business Value of Exploratory testing:
  • Identifies critical issues/bugs earlier on in the cycle
  • Saves time, efforts and increases collaboration
  • Empowers testers to test organically to enhance functionality
  • Less formality and rigidity of structure
  • Fosters experimentation, discovery and creativity
  • Better utilization of testing resources adding more value to the product
  • Almost instant feedback, closing the gap between testers and programmers
  • User oriented feedback for developers and business analysts

Exploratory testing, in itself is quite powerful. But when combined with automated testing, or other testing practices, it is a potent way to accelerate bug detection, enhance product understanding, build better quality software faster and streamline towards more functional tests. Tracking the actions performed during exploratory UI testing, sophisticated testing tools can convert the information into modular code that can be used for automated regression tests.

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