How to Choose the Best Automated Framework for You
1. Determine Who Is Going to Use the Framework
Think about the team and their background and skill level. The best framework should be able to support the strengths of the current team in order to ensure the best ROI after implementation.
A developer-heavy team will want a framework with an easy to use code base and little to no need for infrastructure, as well as a focus on functional and unit testing. A team of manual testers will need an easy-to-use framework that they can interact with in a UI without the need to worry about code or adding other frameworks; their main concerns will be GUI and regression testing. Ranorex Studio is a perfect fit for both of these team types.
2. Think About Scale
Does the framework need to be scalable or adaptable for different apps? Before purchasing a new framework, understand what applications will need to have test automation and what the top requirements will be for application growth. Ranorex Studio can help to establish a framework that will scale with desktop, web, and mobile applications, all while saving your team time and your organization, money.
3. Consider Complexity
Complexity could apply to framework or types of tests or testing that will need to be performed. Less complexity of a framework will ensure your team can grow due to the framework being easy to teach. More complexity of tests or testing will expand the requirements for a framework and ensure the best test coverage.
Consider a framework that is both easy to use and can be managed simply through a single UI. Ranorex Studio offers the benefits of both. The record and playback functionality is easy to learn and teach. Testsuites can be managed all within the single Ranorex Studio IDE with no need for maintenance outside of a quarterly version update.
4. Look at Your Budget
When deciding on an automated testing framework, keep your budget in mind. Although there are free frameworks out there, they may have unforeseen costs that are not readily apparent that show up in charging for support, or the level or skill to troubleshoot an issue that would be easier to fix in other frameworks. While other automated testing frameworks may be a larger investment upfront, getting things right can save your team more in the long run.
The true value of a testing automation framework is in the long-term use and execution of the tests that, once manual and time-consuming, are now automatically and easily executed from the framework. The value of Ranorex Studio can be recognized almost immediately. Teams can easily start building automated tests with no other infrastructure necessary.
Find the Right Test Automation Framework with Ranorex
Ranorex can help you find the right test automation framework for your needs. Contact us today to find the solution you need, or download a free trial of Ranorex Studio and get started now.