As a government software certification institution, PD-STS is required to test many types of applications and protocols, such as Java, .NET, SQL Server etc. in the shortest time possible. Mobile applications need to be tested against different devices and iOS and Android OS. Customers provide the test scenarios and PD-STS then execute tests to verify the product quality and certify them accordingly.
Mr Min Gu, Test Manager at PD-STS, explains why the previous performance testing solution was not meeting requirements: “We had quite a complex solution and heavy weight solution in place. With a team of junior test engineers, we found it took a long time to train them on the performance testing solution. We had no solution in place to automate mobile application testing. Support and service is very important to us and we wanted to look for a powerful performance and mobile testing solution from a vendor who would become our partner and support us fully.”
Market research highlighted Micro Focus Silk Performer and Silk Test Mobile as potential solutions for PD-STS. Silk Performer has the wide protocol support Mr Gu and the team were looking for, and Silk Test Mobile provides an all-in-one solution with test automation, device management, test case version control, and execution and reporting functions all included.
With support from Micro Focus Professional Services, both Silk solutions were soon implemented and operational within the PD-STS software testing process. Mr Gu comments on how Silk Performer makes a difference to his test engineers: “Silk Performer is an easy to use powerful and light weight solution. It provides a graphical workflow environment to help our engineers easily create test projects. TrueLog, Silk Performer’s debugging tool, gives us a user-friendly way to manage test script enhancements or issue fixing. The Server Analysis Module (SAM) provides powerful real-time infrastructure monitoring during load tests which give us the capability to analyze the end-to-end application testing process.”
Silk Test Mobile is simple to install and deploy and its object identification capability enables PD-STS to efficiently and effectively develop mobile application test cases to verify its client’s technology. Through the solution, the test engineers produce basic project asset management, test case version control, and authorization control, without the need to integrate any other tools.