HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ranorex (a division of Idera, Inc.), a provider of testing automation tools, today announced the results of a global survey of nearly 700 customers who perform automated testing across desktop, web and mobile application platforms. Across the board, organizations using Ranorex benefited from increased test efficiency, shorter test cycles, more robust and reliable automation, and improved levels of technical knowledge and skills.
Conducted by TechValidate, an independent research organization, the survey captured feedback from small to large organizations in industrial manufacturing, computer software/services, government, electronics, healthcare, education, financial services, and aerospace and defense, among other categories.
According to TechValidate, the top test automation challenges customers face include maintaining existing automated tests due to changes in the UI (67%), creating new automated tests for new features in the software under test (45%), identifying and improving flaky tests (38%), maintaining deployment pipeline and automation environments (27%), insufficient technical skills on the existing team (23%), and management not understanding the costs and limitations of automated testing (23%), among others.
With Ranorex Studio and/or the Ranorex API, primarily functional UI tests are designed and performed, but also end-to-end tests, integration, web service/API, database, visual regression (page layout, responsiveness) and performance tests.
In order of importance, the top three most critical features for users in evaluating and selecting Ranorex Studio include ease of use (76%), excellent object recognition (64%), and fit into the technology stack: .NET, C#/VB.Net (53%).
The majority of teams had only 1-2 users performing automated testing, with the next largest group of respondents having only 3-4 users on their team. Seventy percent of survey respondents use Jenkins or Team Foundation Server continuous integration/delivery with their Ranorex tool, with more than 40% using Jira for test management.
Overall, Ranorex benefits included:
- 78% efficiency increase in testing (less manual tests)
- 45% robust and reliable automation
- 43% shorter test cycles
- 34% improved levels of technical knowledge/skills
- 20% increase in productivity (6+ hours per week)
“In a few days’ time, I could automate tests that people were requesting for six years. Those manual tests took more than two hours when now it takes 30 minutes. During the development of those test cases, a few errors were found in the production environment.” —Alain Sturm, ICT Senior System Engineer Enterprise Service Management, Swisscom
“We run Ranorex Studio at the starting point of integration testing. Ranorex is very efficient for the 10~20% basic test cases we run. The simple auto-testing is helpful for unmatched configuration, and repetitive input value testing.” —Kisma Kim, Test Manager, LG Electronics
“We have a minimum of three builds in every week, so our test automation suite is helping a lot with completing regression testing. Especially for image validation, pdf validation, etc.” —Test Automation Engineer, Global 500 Banking Company
“We tried for years before purchasing Ranorex to automate our store applications (98% of our stores’ revenue stream), unsuccessfully. In the past three years, approximately 75 percent of the store applications have been automated, with a goal to now automate web sites (both vendor links and internally developed web sites).” — QA Manager, Fortune 500 Retail Company
To learn more, visit: https://www.ranorex.com/why-ranorex/.
Ranorex delivers powerful automated software testing tools that make identifying and eliminating bugs easy and effortless. Lauded by testers and software developers alike, Ranorex tools are used by more than 10,000 users worldwide to deliver high-quality desktop, web and mobile applications. Ranorex is a division of Idera, Inc. To learn more, visit www.ranorex.com.
TechValidate is a trusted third-party research organization that directly interfaces with business and technology end users to collect and validate information about their deployments. More information is available at www.techvalidate.com.