Parallel Testing

Parallel Testing

Attain Quality at Speed

BeatBlip’s parallel testing capability helps ensure that the test coverage is not compromised in a quest to be quick to market. Sequential, i.e. one after another, execution of a large body of tests can consume a lot of time – especially when the tests are complex and long-running. Parallel testing ensures a quicker feedback loop which helps in identifying and addressing any issues quickly, speeding up the overall release cycle.

Why use BeatBlip for Parallel Testing?
Organizations can take advantage of BeatBlip’s parallel testing capability to achieve the following goals:
  • Run hundreds or thousands of tests as part of a test cycle within a limited window
  • Execute same batch of tests across various test environments – devices, platforms, browsers, and application or database instances
BeatBlip’s Test Execution Plan Manager supports multiple ways of achieving parallel test execution.
  • BeatBlip allows users to run same batch of tests against multiple test environments in parallel. Each unique environment can have different types of operating systems, browsers, devices, application instances, and databases.
  • Supports testing of mobile apps across thousands of devices and platforms by seamlessly integrating with cloud-based device labs such as SauceLabs and ExperiTest
  • Enables users to run data driven tests in parallel – each iteration running with a different set of input data. This allows users to run the same test with a variety of input data without increasing the execution time.
  • Helps run independent test suites or test modules in parallel. This allows testing different modules of the applications simultaneously.
  • Integrates with CI/CD tools such as Jenkins, Azure DevOps, Bamboo, and TFS empowering teams to leverage the full benefit of parallel testing

Parallel testing is an important automated testing process, which involves the testing of multiple applications or sub-components of an application parallelly, with the aim of reducing the time and effort involved in testing. It may also involve running the same set of test scenarios across various test environments in parallel. For example, running Smoke tests simultaneously against Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.

Additionally, parallel testing helps QA professionals check the compatibility of a newly developed system with an older system. While executing such a test, the tester has to run two different versions of the application concurrently with the same input. The aim is to detect whether the legacy system and the new system are behaving similarly or not. By doing so, the testers ensure that the new system can run the application efficiently and accurately.

A shift to parallel testing provides an immediate speed enhancement. Every test in parallel presents an opportunity for the organizations to test their applications better and faster. With parallelization, organizations can cut their QA expenses, run cases at high concurrency, optimize CI/CD processes, and constantly improve test scripts to get more accurate results.

  • Testing across browsers
  • Assessing versions
  • Testing compatibility
  • Testing localization and internationalization
  • Review language and validating context
  • Ensuring performance
  • Testing environment configurations
  • Accelerates Speed: Allows testers to write only one script and run it against all target devices, thereby exponentially reducing the testing time.
  • Cost Efficiency: Delivers a significant reduction in testing costs as you can lease test time on a cloud service to run tests in parallel, which is much cheaper than building and maintaining an internal testing infrastructure.
  • Better Coverage: Enables testers to run an application through as many platform-device-browser combinations as possible, thereby taking your test coverage to the next level and minimizing bug leakage.
  • CI/CD Process Optimization: Allows organizations to run tests as soon as developers submit new code updates throughout the entire SDLC. Timely reporting and quick feedback gathered through parallel testing facilitates better communication across departments.
  • Improvement in Testing Practices: Improves the existing QA practice by allowing testers to run tests at high speed and to test more. This enables the QA teams to improve their testing practices and pinpoint bugs faster.
  • Gradual Transition: Transition from sequential to parallel testing can be a gradual undertaking. It can begin with the test cases that are most adaptable to the parallel testing environment and proceed from there.