Because financial reporting occurs during a very specific timeframe, it is key that the system is prepared for an increased number of users. To further streamline the testing effort, Micro Focus ALM/Quality Center and LoadRunner Enterprise were introduced as test repository and volume and load testing solutions.
UFT One AI Capability Increases Test Coverage by 50%
The team was delighted to discover that the next UFT One version included AI-powered intelligent test automation, aimed at reducing functional test creation time and maintenance while boosting test coverage and resilience. “In the past we used descriptive programming when creating test scripts,” says the Test Automation Specialist. “This was complex as objects kept changing and we were managing so many screens. AI means that test cases are based entirely on what you see on the screen, i.e., if a tick box is called ‘username’ that is exactly how it appears on the test script. This was a total revelation for us and our QA teams as no specific scripting experience is required to create tests.”
With excellent support from Micro Focus AI testing experts, the test automation team focused on creating a UFT One AI-driven test framework and saw the benefit straightaway: “When we created the initial test framework, it took us eight months in total,” comments the Test Automation Specialist. “With the new version of UFT One we leveraged the AI assistant function to convert all tests scripts to AI and create a new framework within just six weeks, an 80 percent time gain. After a comprehensive demo, we handed this to our QA colleagues who were immediately able to create their own AI test cases.”
What the testers see on the screen is exactly what they interact with, so even for entirely new screens QA engineers can very simply create a test script. “As a result of introducing UFT One with AI, our test coverage has increased by 50 percent which has increased the quality we deliver to our users,” says the Test Automation Specialist. “Similarly, our script maintenance is reduced by 25 percent. This has been a real game-changer for us.”
RPA Leverages UFT Scripts to Automate Operations
There is a drive towards further automation in the organization. Micro Focus Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has been implemented to reduce manual workload, such as data entry and validation, and add more value to the human effort. The latest version of RPA uploads UFT One AI-based scripts to automatically execute sets of workflows in the production environment.
The Test Automation Specialist concludes: “After introducing UFT One with AI we have noticed a significant reduction in the reliance on the test automation team to fix any issues. This is because the QA teams have perfect visibility and can address any problems they encounter. We have increased our software quality as a result and are excited about the potential that RPA offers us for the future.”