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Test Design Automation Reviews

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Consultant
Continuous Delivery Lead at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 23 2016

What do you think of Tricentis Tosca?

Overall, it is quite a different experience in using it. It does not contain any code, and builds from the requirements as a model of what the actual application will contain. The catch being that initially you do not need to define your test cases from the application end and things might not even be in sequence of what the actual final application would look like. I have an analogy for this – a human body is composed of head, body, hands and legs. Each one has its own “attributes”, which in turn have “instances”. This is what is called the ‘Model-based approach’. Each hand will have attributes such as fingers, nails, elbow, fore-hand, wrist, etc. Then, all these attributes will have instances – long fingers, short fingers, thick fingers, etc. Now to build a body, you need to...
Real User
QA Group Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 12 2017

What is most valuable?

* Now, we get automated test cases, where before we did not. It cuts out the construction time of testing, about 75%, is what we found. * It is a store that we keep all of our requirements in where, before projects would come in and we would not have a place where we keep the past requirements so there was always a fight between development, testing, and the... more»

What needs improvement?

The only thing CA does not have today is a testing engine. So they have got the requirements piece, SDLC lifecycle with Rally (or whatever it is called now), but they do not have an engine to house test scripts to really pull together the testing pieces of it like HPE does. Really that is the piece that I would love to see them either acquire, build, or figure... more»

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Consultant
Senior Manager Test Engineering with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 01 2016

What is most valuable?

There are tons of really valuable features. First of all, it's a model-based testing tool and the market of model-based testing is pretty narrow, and there are few offerings. I did extensive research in this area and at the moment CA Agile... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have a number of challenges and one of the methods we use to solve these is model-based testing. That's what we're researching right now. We're doing a proof of concept with Agile Requirements Designer, which is pretty feature rich. ARD... more»

What needs improvement?

I don't know what improvements to make since we are not yet using this in production. We are still in the preliminary stages of testing. I plan to do more research on it. They're already doing the right thing. They're improving the... more»
Real User
Senior IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 07 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for us is the automatic creation of the test cases, based on the models. And the impact analyzer that shows you where your change is impacting your test cases, and the ability to export that to our TFS Instance.

How has it helped my organization?

There are three major benefits. The first one is there is a time savings. It's much faster to create the model than it is to generate test cases. It's much faster to update the test cases in the model than it is to update them manually. The... more»

What needs improvement?

We're actually participating with CA to provide some enhancement requests on new features we'd like to see. I can't think of any specific ones off the top of my head, but I know they are evaluating, and they have already provided us features... more»
Real User
Director Of QA with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 05 2017

What is most valuable?

* The co-monitorial modeling. It lets us reduce the amount of scripts that we need to execute to get complete coverage. That is really important to us. * Traceability from requirements through test cases.

How has it helped my organization?

It has been pretty dramatic. We have rolled it out across many of our digital teams. In the first year, we saw about a 70% reduction in our script creation time. So, we went from five days per sprint to one day, one to one and a half days per... more»

What needs improvement?

* A better alignment to compliance-related requirements and being able to get visibility into those. It is really important for our industry. * Test data: There is Test Data On-Demand and there is the vTDM solution. We would like to see a... more»
Consultant
Senior Leader in Software Testing and Process Improvement at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 26 2018

What is most valuable?

The ability to create models/diagrams at multiple levels helps in taking models from high-level business requirements and building them into detailed requirements models and test models. Plus, it helps reuse lower level models. It also allows... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Using the test modeling approach helped * get early alignment on requirements * prevent design and implementation defects in earlier development phases if models were used from the start to get everyone’s alignment * improve test coverage (we... more»

What needs improvement?

Aligning models so they look clear and readable without having to move boxes around. Saving different subsets of test cases, use cases, etc., of a given diagram, for different purposes and providing an easy way to name those subsets.
Consultant
Continuous Delivery Lead at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 27 2016

What is most valuable?

- Great User Interface and ease of checking all your artifacts of Testing. - Makes optimal use of Model-based Test practice in getting Object-references from the application. - Script-less, so less maintenance headache for non-technical users... more»

How has it helped my organization?

- Brought a good environment of test automation - Allowed a significant increase in Continuous Integration

What needs improvement?

- Upgrades to the newer version, if extra Add-ins are installed sometimes causes weird issues. - Needs a UI to be open and present when running the tests. Cannot visit the DOM like in Selenium. - Needs a UI to visualize the test case... more»
Consultant
Continuous Delivery Lead at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 27 2017

What do you think of Tricentis Tosca?

a) It is a good tool for use by Business b) It requires an initial framework / artifacts to be built by a person who is technical and can understand testing an application in-depth. i) He has to be a person who can create the modules and also do some technical coding using VB and/or Java & C# ii) He has to have a background of working with Excel and Math functions, so that he can create the relevant queries and use the in-built TQL language to create the required reports and search + merge duplicates. c) Good use in Agile workshops, where the person needs to conceptualize the tests before the developer provides the complete application interface. i) Has an integrated Requirements module, which integrates and creates a good report tool for senior management to use and...
Real User
Senior at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jun 28 2017

What is most valuable?

Below are the features that are the most valuable in regards to this product: * With one click, it will scan all the elements on the screen, so that the user can select the required elements for automation tests. * Exploratory testing gives... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our organization is satisfied with this product on the technical side of it, but our organization was looking for the reporting part of this product since they undergo an auditing process for each year. The reports should be improved for the... more»

What needs improvement?

They need to improve on the reports after the execution of automation tests, since all the current organizations are looking for detailed graphical reports. My previous company uses an application which will create a purchase order for their... more»
Real User
Software Quality Assurance at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 24 2016

What is most valuable?

One of the best features is that you can actually develop some of the business designs in the application and transfer that into scenarios if you don't go out of the detail level. And you can see the coverage. You can get your test cases... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I believe the best thing is that you can automatically generate your test cases.

What needs improvement?

Because of the way it is designed, all the boxes are displayed no matter how many there are. So, the more boxes you create the smaller and smaller they are displayed and you cannot even read it. So it's impossible to design your requirements.... more»
Real User
Quality Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 27 2017

What is most valuable?

* Model building: Creating business process flows * Test case generation: Manual or automated * Automation script creation and management Test data management is coming at the end of March. That will be one of the biggest new leaps for us. We... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We deliver test cases ten times faster and automate in hours vs. days or weeks. We went from 90+ days behind in new automation to full, in-sprint automation with little to no technical debt. Automation maintenance is now manageable. It... more»

What needs improvement?

Adding more connectivity to outside applications and the amount of detail we can export to systems of record could be improved. Otherwise, this is a very solid tool with tons of real valuable functionality. The new release, CA Agile... more»
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User
Test Governance at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 30 2017

What is most valuable?

We manage more than 400 users and 120,000 test cases / year in our Test and Defect Management solution based on Silk Central, in an enterprise multi-company environment (postal, banking, insurance, telco, mobile, government, business), so for... more»

How has it helped my organization?

1) Directional reporting based on baseline and test level. Provides drill-down to single projects. This allows us to identify critical projects with impact on others and general release, at an early stage where you can drive decisions to... more»

What needs improvement?

Better management of mandatory fields. Some minor usability issues.
Consultant
Senior Automation Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jul 02 2017

What is most valuable?

Tosca is a model based component tool and also quite flexible in terms of the customization required for most of the applications, if objects are not recognized. It allows manual testers to pick up automation, because it is a scriptless tool.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are only using Tosca for our test automation. It helps the business testers to get involved and be a part of automation. It helps us define the right coverage by defining the scope in the test case design section. This tool has test data... more»

What needs improvement?

* Objects re-scanning (recognizing the objects again) * Providing features to highlight the objects * The user guide/help document needs to be improved for better understanding of the tool and its features. * ScratchBook execution needs to be... more»
Real User
Test Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 03 2017

What is most valuable?

Image recognition: It has allowed us to automate a GUI section of our product which involves drawing different topologies. I’m aware that other tools have this feature, but the whole test suite, it makes it good enough for us not to look for... more»

How has it helped my organization?

No, not in global organization; we are the only ones who are using it in our location (Austria), but in our team, it changed the testing workflow: Every second week we release a candidate, and from two weeks of hard manual testing, we are... more»

What needs improvement?

Running the regression – if multiple lists are executed at once or if a list contains 200+ tests, it’s a pain to stop the execution.
Real User
Test Analyst at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Sep 25 2017

What is most valuable?

* Multiple scanning engines to automate many different applications. * Powerful ability to generate different test data combinations from test instances. * Logical workflow (from requirements through to execution and reporting). * GUI is easy... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In my case I was able to rapidly construct several automation suites for a government organisation, that greatly enhanced their ability to cover all key areas of functionality in an efficient manner. The main implementation of Tosca was used... more»

What needs improvement?

At the time I was using the product, the reporting function was lacking in usability and detail. Detailed reporting was generally done outside of Tosca.
Real User
Test Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 09 2017

What is most valuable?

It removes ambiguity in requirements, meaning that there are fewer demands for clarifications afterwards. We are using it to improve communication between business, tests and development. For testing, it gives a very good view of the test... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The best example of improvement would be better communications available for my project.

What needs improvement?

When you have long flows or models, the display can be problematic, as it necessitates zooming in on the GUI and you lose the full display. As your model grows in size, it becomes increasingly difficult to get a meaningfull view of the entire... more»
Real User
Quality Manager at a tech consulting company
Aug 25 2017

What is most valuable?

The tool can be handled without any knowledge in parameterisation, especially the TestCaseDesign which makes the tool mighty and stable - even when releases in the tested software are subjected to deep code changes. The maintenance of the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I managed a test set over all areas for a retail bank alone for about three years with almost 1,000 test cases. I automated the starts overnight, and paralleled them on virtual clients. Then, I needed 24 hours for generating synthetic test... more»

What needs improvement?

The Testmanagement option are still weak - improvement is outlined, but not yet visible. I expect first impressions of this solution at accelerate in Vienna, october 2017.
Real User
Test automation lead consultant at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Sep 25 2016

What is most valuable?

Tricentis Tosca is a fast-pace, ever-evolving test automation tool that can solve today's testing requirements and provide fast feedback. The recent version of Tosca introduces a number of exciting features, such as: * Web analytics * Better... more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Easier to maintain than any other tool in the class * Fast turnaround * Ease of integration with third-party tools

What needs improvement?

Run time test execution status: They have improved on this a bit by introducing a progress bar. However, it can be further improved.
Consultant
I.T Analyst at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 16 2017

What is most valuable?

* Dynamic test case creation: Tosca lets you create automated test cases in no time. You can also convert your manual test cases into automated in a matter of seconds. * Optimize, manage and automate: It lets you jot down your requirements,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We had this huge customer application (Java based) which needed to be tested end to end. Tosca let us execute around 400 test cases overnight. Hence, it saved a lot of time and brought value for our - and the vendor's :) - esteemed client.

What needs improvement?

Tricentis has vast and helpful documentation, including the Tosca manuals, along with a detailed description of each section that also contains various tips and techniques. Along with this documentation Tricentis has provided some videos,... more»
Real User
Automation Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 11 2018

What is most valuable?

The modeling, without question. The modeling is a game-changer.

How has it helped my organization?

I think it helps the communication between the testing organization and the requirements group. It helps us to simplify the work. Instead of dealing with individual test cases, you're working with a model. And a lot of people - and I agree... more»

What needs improvement?

I think it's already coming, but more automation aspects involved with it. There is a tab for Automation, but I think it's not robust. I think that it's going to be a crucial element of the tool.

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