Author: Pushkar Kulkarni

Posted On Jun 19, 2018   |   4 min

Automation Testing has established itself as a very critical component of SDLC cycle, and has taken the software industry by storm. According to Zion Market Research, the global test automation market was valued at approximately USD 15.87 billion in 2016, and is expected to reach approximately USD 54.98 billion by 2022, showing a staggering Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 23.01% between 2017 and 2022. Yet with all its advantages, projects tend to ignore adoption of automation testing.

Not implementing Automation Testing can lead time delays, consuming more resources, and, as a result, higher costs that can be a setback working in complex spaces such as HR Tech. HR Tech has shown huge potential over the years, with successful and quick adoption of mobile platforms, and opening itself to new possibilities with technologies like Blockchain, AI, and Analytics. With market-size for HR Tech growing day-by-day, and competition getting tighter, implementation of Automation Testing in its projects is no longer just “good-to-have” but a necessity.

Why your HR App needs Automation Testing?

  1. It’s hardly ‘just one’ HR App

HR Apps coexist with each other as part of enterprise HR suite. Any change in one section of the app, impacts many other areas which may require execution of a single test case from a lot of screens, modules, or even separate apps altogether. This validation of a single test case done multiple times becomes hard, and time consuming when done manually. Automating such scenarios and running them whenever needed is much quicker, and efficient.

  1. HR tech applications are complex

 HR tech softwares are not small apps that can be tested with a few cases. Just one module or feature of an HR tech app may contain multiple screens and functionalities. These applications often have complex workflows which are needed to be tested extensively. Testing these apps manually takes a lot of time and resources. Regression and Sanity testing of such apps becomes very complicated to manage when done manually. Automation helps performing tasks quickly with minimal resources. Automation also helps in maintenance of test cases for Regression and Sanity testing that can be run every time a new update is ready for QA.

  1. Integration testing is key for HR Enterprise Suites

HR tech consists of many applications like ATS, CPM, Recruitment Tools, Payroll, etc. Even if standalone apps are created for each component, they are expected to work in alignment with each other, and therefore, are highly integrated. Impact of change in one app needs to be validated among all the integrated apps using integration testing. Scope of integration testing is huge when it comes to HR Tech apps, and it becomes tedious when done manually. Automation testing simplifies the integration testing by making sure change in one test suite is reflected among other apps if necessary. Test cases can be scripted in such a way that their execution and results are checked for all the outputs from all integrated apps, removing dependency on the manual tester.

 We all know the importance of QA in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), and every software company always aims towards deployment of a bug free product. QA becomes more important when it comes to HR Tech, as a faulty app directly affects the employees and in turn overall work productivity of the company. Implementation of Test Automation looks like a daunting task. To make this process seamless and easy, Harbinger has its own automation framework which has been successfully tested across multiple HR tech apps. This keyword driven framework is easy to implement and can be used by even manual testers thanks to its codeless nature.