Automation Testing for Mobile Apps
Mobile automation testing is a process of an automated script running without human involvement in order to test native, mobile web, and hybrid applications. This type of testing executes automated tests on the devices (including real devices & emulators) and verifies that the application works as expected and meets all requirements. Mobile automation testing is performed on different devices with various platform versions, screen resolutions, network connections, etc.
Benefits of Automated Mobile App Testing
Acceleration of the testing process
Reduction of human involvement
Great opportunities for cross-platform testing
Testing results and app status tracking
Opportunity to run tests in the cloud
Why you should hire our mobile automation testing experts
At DeviQA, we have been dealing with mobile automation testing for many years. Therefore, we know all the ins and outs of this process and use our rich experience and in-depth knowledge to provide our customers with top-class testing services.
We do not use any recorders during mobile automated testing
We develop code for all our automated tests
Our automated tests can be executed on physical devices as well as emulators
Tests can be run on BrowserStack and SauceLabs
We create automated tests for native, mobile web, and hybrid mobile applications
We keep up with cutting-edge technologies for mobile automated testing
Auto-tests are integrated into the Continuous Integration process
More than 150 physical devices as well as hundreds of virtual ones
We constantly update our device set
We use a structured approach not to miss out a single test case that must be checked
Stable and reliable automated tests for mobile devices
Simultaneous test running tests for an increased feedback cycle
Ready-made automated solutions
A fully featured reporting system
Standard testing process
As a rule, the following algorithm is used for the conduction of mobile automation testing:
Analyze project requirements
Familiarize with the application
Propose a solution
Create a structure for a test suite
Develop the scripts
Configure the reporting system
Integrate tests into CI
Create the workflow for the tests
Integrate tests with e.g. Jira / Zephyr and TestRail
The advantages and disadvantages of Mobile Automation Testing
Ability to simultaneously execute tests on multiple devices and platforms
Testing process acceleration through multithreaded test running
Human factor reduction. There is no chance to omit any test case that should be checked
Easy test run configuration. Test execution can be launched by virtue of the time trigger or after each code changing
Easily readable reports on test runs
Tests for products in development must be continuously maintained and updated
Additional expenses for some cloud services and features
Not all test cases can be automated
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Why do you need to automate mobile app testing?
Depending on the app, your release cycle, development process, and budget, you may consider automation of your app testing. There are many pros and only a few cons, although that may seem unlikely at first glance. Generally, test automation is the best way to reach the optimal level of test efficiency and coverage. Test automation is ultimately beneficial as it lets avoid manual conduction of repeatable test runs, frees up time for other important tasks, and enables faster releases. Mobile automation testing increases test efficiency as more tests can be executed within a certain timeframe. Therefore, your time to market is shortened, especially if you use short sprints.
Which mobile applications can be automated?
Mobile web apps;
Is it possible to automate tests for both iOS/Android apps?
Yes. In most cases, we can run the same tests on both platforms, which allows us to reduce the time spent on test creation and maintenance. As a result, testing costs are cut down as well.
On which devices should we execute our tests?
We advise you to track and identify which devices are more popular among your app users. Still, it is a good practice to use the latest version of the mobile OS and the most popular devices.
What are the benefits of mobile automation testing?
End-user behavior emulation
No human involvement
Cost- and time-efficiency
Can we automate device-specific features like shaking or rotating?
Yes. We are able to automate things like a double-tap, shake, device rotation, allowing and declining access to camera, gallery, microphone, etc.
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