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Agile Testing Transformation Enhances Quality For A Finance Giant

Agile Testing Transformation Enhances Quality For A Finance Giant

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At Testhouse, we implemented a transformative Agile Testing approach for a UK-based financial services organization, focusing on behaviour-driven development (BDD) for enhanced collaboration and faster delivery. We established a dedicated Agile Test Operating Model, incorporating comprehensive testing services like static testing, test automation, and system integration testing. Our solution significantly reduced execution cycles and deployment times, leading to a marked improvement in release quality. This project, which began in 2020, exemplifies our commitment to agile methodologies and cutting-edge testing strategies in the financial sector.

Agile Testing Transformation Enhances Quality For A Finance Giant

Services

  • Static Testing
  • Test Automation
  • Regression Testing
  • System Testing
  • System Integration Testing
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • Engagement Model: Managed Capacity

Challenges

  • Long Turnaround Time for Releases: The use of a waterfall methodology has led to extended release cycles.
  • Lack of Collaboration and Inefficiencies: A centralized testing team has caused a lack of collaboration and inefficiencies in the testing process.
  • Inadequate Cross-Browser Testing Automation: The current automation framework does not adequately support cross-browser testing.
  • Complex Test Data Creation: Creating test data across multiple systems has become complex and time-consuming.
  • Limited Experience in Agile and SOA/UI Automation: The testing teams lack experience in Agile methodologies and automation for SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) and UI testing.

Solutions

  • Implementation of Behavior-Driven Development (BDD): Introducing BDD from project inception to enhance collaboration and accelerate delivery.
  • Agile Test Operating Model: Implementing an Agile test operating model with dedicated teams for planning, test architecture, and centralized end-to-end (E2E), performance, and security testing.
  • Multi-Layered Test Automation Framework: Leveraging tools such as Cucumber, Selenium, JIRA, and Rest Assured to automate testing for web and API technologies.
  • Automated CI/CD Processes: Utilizing Azure DevOps to establish automated Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment processes, reducing deployment time from 3 days to 4 hours.
  • Virtualization of Services: Implementing a tool-based approach to virtualize services for end-to-end testing and test data provisioning.
  • Integration of Performance and Accessibility Verification: Incorporating client-side performance and accessibility verification capabilities into the automation framework.

Benefits

  • Reduced Execution Cycle: The execution cycle has been reduced from 2 weeks to approximately 8 hours.
  • Streamlined Deployment: Automated CI/CD processes have significantly reduced deployment time from 3 days to 4 hours.
  • Improved Release Quality: Achieved a 20% improvement in overall release quality for production.
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