Test automation tools are powered by a lot of technology, artificial intelligence and Machine Learning techniques that aid its complete efficiency. If you go by the latest trends it is the AI technology and the aspects of machine learning that is bringing in the change.
Complex issues are broken in the form of patterns to set apart a system of learning and problem solving. The technology empowers the test automation tools making it equipped with faster processing and successful testing abilities.
Visual testing with AI
For testing of the UI and its colour, fonts, size etc and AI with visual testing is a complete advantage. As the assurance check is the most regarded for its functionality and user appeal, the test does not overlap the UI elements thus bringing to the limelight the complexities involved. AI automation tools bring out the minutest of details that a manual test is bound to miss.
A test automation tool that has AI and ML at its core isn’t meant to neglect the API codes when running a test. In the absence of the latest technology, the tools tend to focus on just the back-end testing codes and not the front-end testing codes. The API testing mechanism though leverages the patterns and brings forth a robust system that tests all the test scripts and APIs.
With every change in the data some automation tools require a complete test and run procedure. This generates a lot of data for the tests alone which has to be undergone time and again to derive facts. The introduction of ML and AI has enabled in generating statistic around only the data that lies changed in the system. Thus it generates lesser data from the test runs and brings forth a less complicated strategic testing pattern for easier use.
This is a significant move in automation testing. The manual effort involves only the pointing of the test towards the data that is recently changed. The tests are done automatically based on the changes that can be tracked. Although this is much into its initial phase, but is fast gaining momentum to derive hassle free and easy testing methods for the business changes that occur on a daily basis.
AI and ML have indeed brought a lot of smart automation techniques into the tools. This has minimized manual efforts and improvised on the effectiveness of the data collected after the test!