Model Based Test Automation

TTC are specialists in applying a model-based approach to test automation (MBTA), which has proven to introduce increased time to market advantages, broader risk coverage (using fewer tests!) and significantly reducing ongoing maintenance costs. 

Model-based test automation provides a more scalable, robust and cost-effective approach to software testing. We deliver this strategy through the effective deployment of the award winning tool Tosca TestSuite, the flagship product of Tricentis AG.  As AsiaPac regions only Tosca TestSuite premium partner, TTC's New Zealand and Asia based experts have the knowledge and expertise needed to significantly reduce ongoing maintenance costs, broaden risk coverage and deliver time to market advantages.

Model v script based test automation?

Whilst script-based test automation has been the standard for many years, there are two primary challenges associated with it...

Firstly, testers and developers need to allocate time towards developing frameworks, which involves the establishment of a scripting standard and the creation and on-going maintenance of a library of keyword functions. This keyword creation and maintenance is limited to a few technical testers and typically becomes a bottle-neck within organisations’ automation efforts.

Secondly, as script-based approaches dictate test cases through technical language, testing initiatives are therefore limited to developers and others who will understand such nomenclature. As a result, the knowledge is retained within the domain of the ‘technical few’ which introduces risk to the organisation.  Also technical testers are typically in shorter supply than manual testers and therefore come at an additional, and often significant, expense.

Model-based test automation neither requires a framework nor outlines test cases in a technical manner. Rather, the process creates an automation model containing all the required information for steering the system under test (without the need for scripting or coding) and entirely separate from this the test cases are written and maintained in plain-English which the average business professional could manage.  It is only at the point of execution that the business logic contained in the test cases is combined with the steering information contained in the automation model to act upon the system under test.


MBTA is gathering speed and we find often when people delve into the subject in more detail, and actually get their hands on a trial version, an appreciation for the power capability of the approach starts to sink in. So, take it for a test drive - try Tosca TestSuite yourself in a free trial... 

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