Optimize regression testing

How to manage regression testing with better, smarter and more robust test automation.

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What is regression testing? 

Regression testing refers to testing a previously tested program, after a modification. It ensures that defects have not been introduced or discovered in unmodified parts of the software, as a result of the modifications made.
These tests are performed when the software or its environment is modified. The objective of a regression campaign is to check whether the changes made to the software (or to its environment) have not caused major bugs in the functionality already in place. And therefore whether these changes have caused major regressions.
This definition highlights important principles such as software testing that has already been tested before or the subsequent modification of the same software. A regression test rarely stands alone. It is part of a coherent set of several tests, each with its own characteristics and objectives. 

Why is regression testing challenging?

Due to its heavy workload, regression testing is sometimes performed at the very end of the delivery process: this leads to the late discovery of bugs that might have been immediately fixed with a continuous delivery process.

Time & cost management

Regression tests involve running tests that have already passed. Time spent can be hard to justify to stakeholders. Especially when it comes to creating and running tests, as well as the high cost of test-related services and infrastructure. Especially when stakeholders don't appreciate the value it adds.

Complex maintenance

Regression tests inevitably become large and complex over the course of a complex development project. The number of test cases, as well as the functions and processes that they check, can easily number in the thousands. It makes it impractical for quality assurance engineers to test manually without consuming significant time and resources.

Too many flaky tests

 Regression tests are great when they identify issues before a production build. But there's nothing more frustrating than a test suite that throws constant false positives — or tests that fail when they should pass. Flaky tests that generate false positives are frustrating for stakeholders, developers and testers and could make everyone second-guess the process.

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0%
Flaky tests (false positive)
75%
Saved in test maintenance costs
+65%
Saved in software validation

Automate regression testing

Agilitest is an easy to use and flexible tool that supports the team whatever the required level of automation. Automate regression tests using a range of different platforms, such as Jenkins. Manage all functional user interface tests within a single interface, which eliminates the need for tens or hundreds of different tools and libraries that would be required otherwise.

Save time and money

Agilitest helps you reduce the time and cost of writing tests by pooling functional test modules. Create complex and scalable automated user interface tests. Run automatically as part of a continuous integration (CI) after each new build or release candidate.

Forget about flaky tests

Get rid of flaky tests and maintain tests based on user story evolution. Flaky tests create uncertainty, and uncertainty is not something that can be easily exploited by a fully automated computer system. 

Integrate CI/CD systems

Integrate all your test executions with your favorite CI tools to trigger test runs automatically once the build is ready. Agilitest ATS format enables maximum compatibility with most used systems (Jenkins, Maven, TestNG, etc)

Ease maintenance

Maintain multiple tests with no pain. Robots don’t get tired or bored, and are therefore much better at performing highly repetitive tasks with large quantities of data. They can perform these tasks faster and with higher accuracy than humans. They can therefore be used to effectively mitigate risk in this area of testing.

Deploy data-driven testing

Get the ability to add depth to your tests by replaying them on extended data. Deliver more accurate results when your customers report bugs related to their data.

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'We managed to reduce our regression test load by 60%'

Stephane Pyla, IT Project Manager at FLOA
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