Code or codeless" automated testing tool: which one to choose?

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    An automated testing tool can help you gain productivity.

     Various test automation solutions are available on the market:

    • requiring development (code),
    • codeless,
    • and sometimes even No-code!

    We have listed for you the major advantages and disadvantages of 3 solutions in this article. All of them are known to be effective.


    Our goal? To help you understand the type of tool that best fits your company's context.

    Enjoy your reading!


    Why use an automated testing tool? 🤨


    First of all, let's summarize the advantages of an automated testing tool. Because before considering automating tests on your applications, it is important to justify the interest of such an approach in order to guarantee the ROI.


    1. Save time

    Test automation is a time-saving initiative. And consequently, to stay focused on higher value-added missions, such as the creation of new features.


    2. Reduce your time-to-market

    Obviously, test automation reduces your time-to-market and allows you to get your products to market faster . An advantage over the competition, in short!


    3. Involve all your employees

    The use of an automated testing tool integrated into a test ecosystem with a repository and bug tracker, SaaS or On Premise, allows you to centralize your different scenarios and test cases, making the results accessible internally.


    4. Detect application bugs in real time

    The automation of the tests allows the almost instantaneous feedback of anomalies, which allows you to intervene before the user suffers the consequences of the problem.

    This would have the additional effect of decreasing traffic to your site or application, and therefore decreasing sales in general.


    What is an automated testing tool that requires development?


    This type of automation tool obviously requires coding skills, which makes it a tool that is not suitable for all companies. Good knowledge in development is essential to master them.

    Among the known automation test tools, we find Selenium, one of the market leaders, or Cypress, which is starting to break through.


    The Selenium test tool


    Its advantages 

    Selenium is probably one of the best known testing tools on the market. Like any automation tool, this solution requires a good knowledge of Java and Html languages.

    It is able to automate many tests regression tests, unit tests, or graphical tests... all just using a browser.


    Selenium Grid also allows you to parallelize all your tests!

    Thanks to a special plugin, it is possible toexport your tests and translate them into several languages (Java, Python, ...)


    Its disadvantages 

    Its biggest weakness? Not allowing a quick start for beginners... Logical, since it is a tool requiring development.

     You will therefore need at least good skills in scripting to take advantage of it.


    The LoadRunner test tool: in addition to Selenium


    Its advantages

     LoadRunner is primarily intended for developers who want to to test the load performance of their website. It can be found in small, medium and large companies in the service sector.

    This Saas solution offers a free trial version as well as online support if needed.

    It can connect to other applications through its APIs available. The software is accessible online from any browser and therefore works equally well on IOS as well asAndroid. The interface of its dashboard is easy to use.


    Its disadvantages 

    LoadRunner is also a software more reserved to a class of IT experts. It will therefore be difficult to entrust the automation of your performance tests to all your teams with it.

    Moreover, the cost of the solution is quite high...


    The codeless automated testing tool: a more collaborative solution!


    By choosing to conduct your tests using a codeless automation solution, you integrate all your collaborators into the project, regardless of their job. Everyone will be able to use the tool.

    No need to add a line of code! 

    That's the whole point of this type of solution: to become autonomous in the implementation of its test campaigns.


    The test tool Mr Suricate


    Its advantages 

    • As a codeless solution, the test tool of Mr Suricate test tool is of course intended toopen up automation to everyone.
    • The codeless approach of Mr Suricate s codeless approach has allowed the development of an offer that can be taken in hand by all the non-technical profiles present within your structure.
    • No training is required for a user without any coding skills to handle the tool by himself. However, a dedicated account manager is available if needed.


    This centralization of the tests carried out on your computer park: 

    strengthens group cohesion

    facilitates your company's internal communication

    is available online

    does not need to be installed on your various work bases.


    In case of an error, the Mr Suricate notifies you via the channel of your choice. 

    To learn more about the benefits of the solution Mr Suricate, request an appointment with an expert tester!


    Its disadvantages

     The tool Mr Suricate is more oriented towards ETIs and large companies than VSEs or SMEs...


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    Things to remember

    The automated testing tools available on the market are legion and it is easy to get lost in them. Others require good coding and computer skills in general. Take the time to think about the needs you want to meet before rushing into the choice, purchase or installation of a software.


    ✅ Get help in developing your specifications.

    ✅ Make sure the test tool you are targeting addresses your problem.

    ✅ Choose one solution code less if you have no development skills.


    If you have any questions about our Saas solution, our network experts Mr Suricate are here to answer them! 🤵


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