April 11, 2022
Shift Left Testing – Software Testing Done Early With testRigor
Shift left testing strategy relies on user requirements and normally commences with operational testing. For this, testRigor lets you generate instant user-driven test cases. You and your team can evaluate the software planning in the early development phase and align with the user requirements.
What is Shift Left Testing?
Shift left testing means shifting the testing activities to the beginning of your software development lifecycle to yield high-quality results. This detects the vulnerabilities at an early stage of your development process, thus, eliminating the cost in the later stages of software debugging processes.
2 Main Types of Shift Left Testing
Traditional Shift Left Testing
Traditional Shift Left Testing is the most widely implemented shift left strategy. It uses API testing and concentrates on unit testing as well as integration testing. It works quite similarly to the Waterfall model and uses the V model as an extension to the waterfall. The testing phase is lowered down and thus, no emphasis is given to the acceptance testing and system testing.
testRigor offers continuous testing support to the development team. You can use our AI-based testing tool to rapidly run end-to-end tests on your applications, and catch any potential issues as soon as a feature is being added or modified.
Incremental Shift Left Testing
Incremental shift left testing breaks the development phase into small chunks, making it easier for the testing team to do deep analysis on individual bits. These chunks are then built upon each other to deliver the software to the customer. After the delivery is completed, the software is incremented further to proceed with the new operational testing and acceptance testing.
The process continues until all the tasks and deliverables are successfully managed.
This type of shift-left strategy is suitable for large and complex systems. If done manually, there are huge chances of test failures and no scope for software quality validation due to inefficient incremental testing.
With testRigor, you get test results in minutes – no matter how large your test suite is. Tests are ultra-stable and ultra-reliable, since there is no reliance on implementation details, and many parameters are being automatically analysed when selecting any particular element. This allows for a seamless integration into the CI pipeline, and altogether fits the incremental shift left testing approach really well.
Benefits of Shift Left Testing with testRigor
More tests in the early stages
Starting from operational testing to unit testing, you move from one scenario to another and conduct similar tests in sequence or in parallel. When it comes to UI testing, testRigor makes your shift left testing and retesting remarkably faster than its competitors.
In fact, you can execute all your test cases within around 15 minutes using the parallelization feature.
Quicker and simpler testing process
Since testing is a core part of your planning, development, and production phases, it’s important to accelerate the process as fast as your testing system can handle. testRigor’s in-built mechanism lets you run all your tests in plain English.
This means your testers don’t need to learn a programming language, and instead can immediately start creating no-code automated tests.
Integrates quality assurance into development
Shift left testing was primarily introduced to improve the code quality and accelerate the development and delivery processes. An automation tool such as testRigor frees up QA time, which would previously be spent on manual regression, and enables testers to focus on creating new test cases ahead of time. Which, in turn, helps shift to true quality assurance instead of quality control.
Software needs to be developed at a faster pace, so your company can match the market demands and stay relevant among your customers. testRigor is one of the few software testing platforms that can reduce your test maintenance up to 99.5%.
Whether you are looking for integration testing, acceptance testing, or some other types of functional testing, we work along with you. Your development team’s work is also eased down through our seamless integration with Jenkins, Azure DevOps, and other CI/CD products.
Focus on the user experience
It’s crucial to test with the customer in mind. With testRigor, you can bring that paradigm to the next level, since all automated tests are being created from a human perspective. All elements are referenced from the visual standpoint, not relying on implementation details how it’s typically done in the QA automation world.
As an added benefit, your tests will even survive an entire underlying web framework change – as long as UI stays untouched.
Better software development lifecycle than with Selenium
Some of the key advantages of testRigor are speed of test creation (which can be 15x faster than with Selenium), as well as massively decreased efforts towards test maintenance. These benefits result in substantial time savings, which will help your QA team focus more on test execution results and deliver the optimal solution for your development team to work upon.
With our Chrome extension, testRigor further reduces the test creation time by 20x, which is the fastest way to recognize benefits from employing test automation.
Here’s Why Top Companies Choose testRigor
To boost their performance testing approach, popular brands like Netflix, Upgrade, IDT, and EdCast have adopted our AI-powered, no-code, plain English testing methodology.
According to Keith Powe, VP of Engineering at IDT Corporation, his team could automate only four test cases a week per person, but with testRigor, they have increased their test coverage from less than 50% to more than 90% in under 9 months. Spending a maximum of 0.1% of the time on test maintenance, IDT has a 90% reduction in bugs and a more effective CI/CD.
Here’s another testimonial from Upgrade, a San Francisco-based FinTech company, which now creates 3X more automated tests than before, with testRigor’s behavior-driven testing strategy.
“With testRigor, we were able to generate automated tests quickly without adding maintenance overhead for our QA team.”
Practice Shift Left Testing with testRigor Automation System
If you combine testRigor and your software development process from the very beginning, you can implement an efficient shift left testing strategy. Which in turn will lead to much more coherent team effort, timely releases, and fewer issues skipping into production to your users. All of the above will also result in both immediate and extended money savings.
You can make shift left testing an integral part of your organization. All you need is a demo with testRigor to figure out the type of shift left testing that works for you and get started with the process!