Test Automation: The Primary Driver of a QE (Quality Engineering) Culture

Deepak Parmar
February 13, 2017

Test Automation: Driving the New Digital Imperative

In our most recent blog, we have talked about how Quality Engineering is the foundation to release high-quality software. We covered some of the essential pillars to build a QE practice, test automation being one of the biggest! Then, in our recent webinar, we talked about how test automation and open source tool stacks pay a vital role in driving massive QE initiatives. If you missed our webinar, you should be able to see a webcast/recording of it on our site quite soon. We begin the transition from QA to QE with Automation. We believe that automation is perhaps the foundational element to meet the new digital imperative.

Mitigating the Billion Dollar Software Fail Problem with Automation

Tricentis recently released a Software Fail Watch report. Some of the stats in this report were quite alarming. It said that more than a half of the world’s population had been affected by a software fail at some point in 2016. This fail has hit over 350 companies and has resulted in damages of over $1.1 trillion assets. There are a lot of other alarming stats, and you can refer to in the infographic below.

But why is this happening? Apparently, applications are growing quickly, but the wherewithal to manage them is not. And how can a sound software quality check and balance come into action? At QMetry, we believe that scaling large applications need the scaling of test automation mechanics at the same level. And to scale this automation, you’ll need the right tools that fit in with your larger device ecosystem, especially if you are in playing the DevOps spectrum.


What the QMetry Automation Stack is Set Out to Achieve?

At QMetry, we are on the frontlines. We are witnessing the software fail with a multitude of our customers who are trying to scale. And it is for this reason that we decided to cross the quality chasm by bringing innovative test automation toolsets as part of the QE engineering process.

Driven by a shift-left mindset, our tools are designed to reduce test costs and cycle times. Our goal is to provide better test coverage, offer better detection of defects, and provide better transparency and control. We recognize that there are a plethora of tools out there. Our vision at QMetry is to become the unifying force that will combine the power of all these tools.

Vishal Jhala and I, can talk with you about some of the biggest inroads we have made with our QMetry Automation Framework and the QMetry Automation Studio. In our recent webinar, we covered both the tools, their components, and architectures, along with some engaging customer studies –  in depth. In our next blog, we are going to cover how the QMetry Automation Framework is making focused effort to tie in different tools and provide efficiencies in the world of DevOps.

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