SQC Technology Ltd

Test Automation Tool-Chain Preparation

Test automation tools, whether commercial or open source, are really components in a tool-chain. In isolation, off the shelf, they are of limited value. This service addresses the issue of establishing an industrialised tool chain for test automation. Customising, configuring and wrapping the tool to obtain the maximum benefits.

Features

  • Integrated tool-chain preparation and commissioning
  • Large scale industrialised scenarios supported
  • Customisation of tools to work with target systems
  • Preparation of re-usable automation framework / component sets
  • Configuration of the tool for reliable execution
  • Automation of tool, asset and data maintenance
  • Open source tools Selenium, Appium, Postman, SoapUI
  • TDD / BDD frameworks Cucumber / Gherkin
  • Commercial tools QTP / UFT, Rational, Ranorex, Scripted UI

Benefits

  • Accelerate the deployment and use of automation
  • Robust reusable components for use in automation scripts
  • Greatly increased automation test reliability
  • Greatly decrease automation breakage impacts and maintenance effort
  • Provide high level building blocks for test writers
  • Standardise checking and reporting behaviour of tests
  • Professional configuration and change management of automation components
  • Faster more determinsitic execution of automated tests
  • Clear outcomes and systematic evidence collection
  • Higher quality, more dependable, more sustianable test automation

Pricing

£450 to £950 a person a day

  • Education pricing available

Service documents

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Framework

G-Cloud 12

Service ID

9 9 9 3 8 6 8 6 5 6 9 9 4 6 3

Contact

SQC Technology Ltd Neil Hudson
Telephone: 0207 993 2287
Email: neil.hudson@sqc.co.uk

Planning

Planning service
No

Training

Training service provided
Yes
How the training service works
Knowledge transfer, covering the principles underlying the tool-chain, how it is assembled, how it operates, the maintenance activities that will be required and how to approach maintenance will be planned into the main delivery of a service.

Classroom style training, scoped on a case by case basis, will be available for end-users of the tool-chain, the people using it to prepare and execute test cases.

Classroom style training, scoped on a case by case basis, will be available for maintainers of the tool-chain, the people who perform essential maintenance tasks and enhancements.
Training is tied to specific services
No

Setup and migration

Setup or migration service available
No

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing service
Yes
How the quality assurance and performance testing works
Successful test automation is a complex demanding domain. Tools in isolation and without appropriate technical and procedural wraps offer limited value. Many test automation initiatives fail or consume time and resource without providing real benefit. A test automation solution has to be designed and implemented as a project. A key aspect of this is implementing a wrap around the tool to make it effective in a particular environment.

Our service is built on many years of experience applying different automation tools in complex, varied, situations. Out of this has developed a comprehensive understanding of how best to apply tools and of the wider technical wrap that has to be built around the core tool(s). Once engaged, the environment within which automation is to be used and the objectives to be achieved from using it will be assessed. Requirements for customisation, configuration and wider technical wraps will be identified and prioritised. Activities will then be undertaken to meet these requirements, delivering to the end-user organisation a fully operational and sustainable tool chain.

Security testing

Security services
No

Ongoing support

Ongoing support service
No

Service scope

Service constraints
None

User support

Email or online ticketing support
No
Phone support
No
Web chat support
No
Support levels
Support levels for automation tool-chains created through this service will be negotiated on a case by case basis. Support can include ongoing engineering support, warranty support, advisory engineering support, problem management to end use support. Delivery models can range from
regular, or on-demand, on-site support to remote, ticket based, support.

Resellers

Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Pricing

Price
£450 to £950 a person a day
Discount for educational organisations
Yes

Service documents

Request an accessible format
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need versions of these documents in a more accessible format, email the supplier at neil.hudson@sqc.co.uk. Tell them what format you need. It will help if you say what assistive technology you use.