Cross Browser & Parallel Testing with LEAPWORK

Cross-browser test automation tools have been shaping up as key integrators since automation has evolved. Most of the enterprises prefer independent channels to validate their products across various browser testing tools in order to ensure compatibility. As a part of it, LEAPWORK offers industry best practices and handy methods of conducting Cross browser tests. Let’s understand the benefits of running tests in parallel and then the powerful combo testing made through cross-browser tests.

Cross Browser Testing

Let’s get an overview of how LEAPWORK supports the combination of Cross Browser tests and Parallel test runs.
LEAPWORK allows the user to automate testing across browsers and devices locally or with popular cloud services. A single script can be used to test all browsers, though the only precondition is that the user picks a strategy that is same across browsers or the edge cases are handled properly. The user should also try to run a test on multiple browsers before the test script is deployed to run on production.

Let’s understand the how this Cross browser tests can be conducted for the products associated with various customers due to the diversified customer base If user wants to run all the tests of a product in one platform/browser then it is mandatory to create environments with the required Platform and Browser combination and create Schedules per Platform and Browser, let’s go thru it step by step.
Create an environment with the required Platform and Browser:

After that create a new schedule, using scheduler:

Then select all test you want to run on Browser Platform combination:

Choose all environments and save the schedule:

Now all test will run sequentially in the selected environment and browser combination i.e. Windows 10 with Chrome. To make it parallel execution user can create more similar type environments

Please note that cross-browser testing is only possible via scheduler

Running test in Parallel

Parallel testing enables running a large set of tests in a smaller amount of time, it also enables testing multiple application and their components concurrently. Immediate benefits of Parallel Testing are :

  • Enhanced test coverage
  • Robust Continuous Integration and Delivery pipeline
  • Less time to production
  • Early detection of bugs
  • Early detection of bugs

As the above list is only a comprehensive one, the benefits can vary depending on the industry, technology and customer base. While achieving those, challenges would obviously occur and need to overcome those swiftly. To begin with some of those we can consider how LEAPWORK helps in overcoming those shortcomings. The user can perform Parallel testing on LEAPWORK, this can be achieved by creating multiple environments and using these environments via scheduler, let’s understand it with the help of problem and its solution.

Problem Statement:

Let’s assume the user has a requirement to test on one environment only i.e. Window 7 Chrome and user must run his test parallel to reduce test time.

Solution:

To achieve this user must create, multiple environments of the same type in LEAPWORK as shown below. Type of agent does not matter but LEAPWORK agent is the preferred one.

After that create a new schedule, using scheduler:

Then select all test you want to run in parallel:

Choose all environments and save the schedule:

Now, Running this schedule will trigger a test in parallel on the selected type of Agents thereby reducing execution time. Please note that parallel testing is only possible via scheduler

To experience hassle-free cross-browser testing and ship your product faster with the trend, reach out to our team.

 

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