Infocare is a UK-based healthcare systems solution provider, developing innovative software solutions for patients and clinicians. Testing such a robust and ever-evolving system is fraught with challenges, which is why Infocare turned to Inspired Testing for expert advice and support.
Automating 200+ Test cases for UI Testing
Ireland based Infocare develops innovative cloud based clinical documentation solutions at the point of care in an interoperability environment. The company’s flagship patient clinical record solution, Soteria, promotes quality healthcare and patient safety through technology that standardises the processes of care and to ensure that accurate, up-to-date, reliable information is available to clinicians where and when they need it most.
Prior to consulting Inspired Testing, Infocare had amassed more than 200 Test Cases for the web front end portal that their developers and system engineers needed to work through manually each month. This was time consuming and costly, and potentially delayed the implementation of new functionality on Soteria, since compromising the quality of such a critical system was not an option. For Inspired Testing, the challenge was gaining access to Infocare’s existing UI automation framework, Selenium, and also having to estimate how complex the test cases would be, having only been given limited access to the framework and a small subset of 10 test cases to work with.
One of the issues encountered almost as soon as the project began was the lack of available test data. While this is not unusual, it was a time-consuming process for Inspired Testing to write APIs that generated usable data for Infocare’s test cases. Having mitigated the risks ahead of time, and working closely with the Infocare team to free as much time for the testing engineers as possible, Inspired Testing was able to automate in excess of 200 test cases. This meant future testing would be sped up considerable, especially Automated Regression Testing on Soteria builds as new features are added.
Lack of manpower restricted testing and quality assurance.
Despite the challenging conditions, delays and initial lack of manpower, Inspired Testing managed to complete 229 test case automations for Infocare in the space of three months, far exceeding the goals set out by the client.