Inspired Testing tackles test automation of more than 2 000 test cases for communications giant

Inspired Testing tackles test automation of more than 2 000 test cases for communications giant

Project Summary

The client needed nearly 100% coverage of all manual test cases for its network management group’s infrastructure monitoring suite. This amounted to more than 2 000 test cases which were identified after a period of careful analysis and review.


Communication company




South Africa


Test Automation


3 years

Client Overview

The client is one of the largest telecommunication and digital services companies in Africa, with a head office based in South Africa. Its networks cover a population of more than 500 million people.

Problem statement

The client was faced with the seemingly insurmountable goal of achieving nearly 100% test coverage of all manual test cases. The number of automation candidates was set to roughly 2 000 test cases.


Inspired Testing’s expert team created a solution that could automate testing on the Chrome web browser using its UTA-H Selenium-based automation framework. The testing team was also responsible for maintaining the completed regression tests. Technologies covered include database testing, web application automation, Java embedded application testing, mobile automation, terminal application automation via Remote Desktop and SSH.

Before improvement

The client needed to reduce the number of hours spent on User Acceptance Testing by different departments. Daily functionality needed to be scripted into automated tests with the ultimate goal of having the automated scripts test existing functionality.

After improvement

Inspired Testing’s test automation experts integrated into the client’s collaborative manual testing team, decreasing the manual effort of regression testing more than 2 000 test cases.

Benefit to the client after implementation

The test automation team improved the efficiency of the quality assurance effort and also identified numerous bugs which would have gone unnoticed due to the limited capacity of the manual testing team.