End to End Testing

End to End Testing

End-to-end testing refers to validation at the use case level that tests the system from start to end. The purpose of end to end testing is to simulate the real user scenario and validate the system under test and its components for integration and data integrity.

It is performed from start to finish under real-world scenarios like communication of the application with hardware, network, database and other applications. The main reason for carrying out this testing is to determine various dependencies of an application as well as ensuring that accurate information is communicated between various system components.

We follow the industry standards and best practices in our End to End testing approach - vertically and horizontally. A horizontal end-to-end test would entail verifying each workflow or transaction through each individual application, interfaces, connected devices, and so on, from start to finish ensuring that each related process follows the designed path.

For end to end horizontal tests, the test environment setup is very vital. Gadgeon’s test automation framework support multiple interface protocols, devices, actuators and components in ensuring the right test lab setup.

  • High degree of reusability.
  • Minimal setup and kick start period.
  • Better maintainability due to unique framework structure.
  • Compatibility with standard CI/CD frameworks.
  • Lesser documentation due to BDD inspired Keyword driven framework.
  • Adaptability for functional, stress and long duration testing.
     

Gadgeon has developed a test automation framework based on open source tools which can take care of complete end to end testing integrated with CI/CD capable of

  • End to end testing of Cloud, Web, Desktop, and Mobile applications.
  • Gateways and embedded devices testing.
  • Security and vulnerability analysis.
  • Test focuses on different user or interface perspective.
  • Prevents issues from reaching production.
  • Ensures coverage of all functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Rules can be defined to set up options in case of vital errors. One option would be to suspend testing, to facilitate debugging of the actual conditions that lead to fatal error. The second option would be restart and continue with the testing, after logging the details of the error.

Achieving sufficient test coverage is challenging and requires considerable effort and time which reminds to have a suitable test strategy and management. We offer focused validation for every subsystem involved in your solutions.

We use the following test metrics to measure the test effectiveness. Gadgeon’s quality management framework measures and tracks the following key metrics:

  • Test case preparation status: This is tracked via graphs visualizing the progress of planned test cases against the number of test cases that were originally planned.
  • Test progress: To analyze the progress and details of completed tests. Includes the percentage of total tests completed, the number of ones that passed and failed.
  • Defects status & details: The percentage of defects that were opened and closed, as well as defect distribution based on their severity and priority. 
  • Test environment availability: - The amount of time allotted for running tests in a specific environment as well the amount of time actually used while conducting the end-to-end tests in those environments.
  • Always ready for intermediate release with a set of tested features.
  • Strong focus on automation results in a substantial reduction of cost, time and resources up to 85%.
  • Bugs are detected as soon as it is introduced and less time spend for investigating the integration bugs.
  • Always be aware on the current software status.

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