Blogs

Girls in Coding

by Yvonne Conroy and Holly Murphy on Friday, April 24, 2015
Last week, QAWorks attended recruitment firm Monster’s “Girls in Coding” event. The event had an impressive turn out, with standing room only, and it is clear that the topic of gender imbalance in I.T is something that many organisations are passionate about.

Simulate Turning Off Wi-Fi/Connection on Mobile Devices and Simulators

by Rafaela Souza on Thursday, February 05, 2015
When it comes to device test automation, there are some scenarios which may require switching data connections to the mobile device on or off during tests. This blog details ways to control this from your automated test scripts.

Relate to the end user of what works for them not the other way when testing Desktop and Devices

by Tufail Khan on Wednesday, December 10, 2014
When talking to people outside of the manual testing circle about what I do they are of the impression that it takes longer and more effort is required when compared to automation testing. But manual testing is more widespread in mobile testing than you might think.

Sections within Site-Prism

by Jason Young, Senior Test Engineer on Wednesday, November 26, 2014
A useful tool that I use within automation testing is Site-Prism. This allows you to create page object models of that which you intend to test. With the use of sections you are able to break down that page into sectors, splitting up the components. This gives you the benefit of neat, readable code that can also be reused in other sections of your automation framework.

Training Academy

by Saba Beyene, Training Manager on Monday, November 17, 2014
One of the most exciting initiatives of 2014 was the launch of our new training academy! The training academy was established to offer a diverse range of courses for our team - from tools such as Calabash (IOS/ Android), Selenium (Java / Ruby) & Appium, to Agile methods & the BDD Process, to Big Data & Hadoop.

Test Automation

by Pedro Karsan, Senior Test Engineer on Monday, November 10, 2014
Part of my role is to create and update automated scripts that improve the quality of a project in which I'm involved. My usual day would start by looking at Atlassian Bamboo builds, which show the results of the tests that ran overnight across different browsers. If there are any red builds, this indicates something has failed and requires investigation.

Accessibility

by Becky Cross, Test Engineer & Accessibility SME on Monday, November 03, 2014
Companies are investing more time and money into Accessibility testing than ever before. This is aimed at improving their websites and technology to ensure that users who have disabilities can still navigate or use them. However, there is still more that can be done.

HR in a testing world

by Holly Murphy, HR Manager on Monday, November 03, 2014
I remember so clearly my first day in the world of testing. Waltzing into the office, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, expecting to spend most of the day with a cup of tea in hand meeting my new colleagues. Instead, I was whisked suddenly into a meeting room and tasked with recruiting somebody experienced with tools and technologies I'd never heard of. Cucumber, Gherkin, Java - I wasn't sure if I'd walked into a testing consultancy or a café!

Wholesale banks, Agile and quality

by Ian Karbaron, Business Development on Monday, November 03, 2014
In banking technology, many teams are using 'Agile' to get releases out to business quickly. Most Agile projects start small scale but, as experience & confidence are gained, (successful experiences in more online sides of the bank) it becomes the more mainstream mechanism.