Many companies realise they must introduce test automation practices to their organisation. However, most are not blessed with the skills in-house to create an automation framework strong enough to keep up with the pace of change. In many instances the development of the automation framework is outsourced to a company such as NMQA, but once the rig is delivered back to the client the maintenance overhead can be too great and the asset can become out dated – especially if the system under test is significantly enhanced or upgraded. In many instances it takes more effort to update the automation scripts than it does to run them manually resulting in test automation being abandoned. This has resulted in test automation receiving a poor reputation.
The good news is that NMQA can help overcome these issues and enable willing companies to harness the power and efficiencies of true automated testing without the headache. NMQA have extensive experience with the Axe framework, an automation tool with a difference. It provides a totally table driven Microsoft® Excel interface to automated testing negating the need for traditional scripting techniques, future proofing test assets and enforcing standardisation. Axe provides a means to rapidly deploy test automation that can be used by non-technical staff with the minimum of training.