With the vast array of browsers and devices on the market, there are many ways an application can be accessed. For testers, this creates a well-known challenge of having to test their application across multiple browsers and devices. This method of testing is called cross-browser testing.
The main benefit of cross-browser testing is that it provides a tester with better test coverage which can help prevent compatibility issues. Cross-browser testing requires a tester to create different scripts for each browser, and then test every combination separately. Ensuring that an application works across, not just the different access points, but also any number of combinations to access the application, has made this test process very labor-intensive. On top of this, it can be expensive and difficult to do. Even so, it is still a valuable approach, both for the tester, user and businesses more generally.
One way to combat the time and cost issue is to automate. Below we will highlight the benefits of automating cross-browser testing, and the value using LEAPWORKs automation tool can provide in this case.
Automating Cross-Browser testing with LEAPWORK
LEAPWORK is a codeless test automation platform, which can be used to test any application and any browser. There are several benefits to be gained from automating cross-browser testing using LEAPWORK. These include:
- It saves time and money
- You can run multiple tests continuously
- It provides better test coverage
- Improves test accuracy
- It can be used together with Selenium
With the platform, it is possible to use a test created for one browser on other browsers as well. This is possible as users can set up each browser or device as a test "Environment" in the platform. The testers can create different environments, specifying a browser for each environment, and then run the same test case on these environments using a schedule. This way a single test case can be executed on several different browsers.
LEAPWORK lets both technical and non-technical specialists design Selenium-based browser test flows, across all modern browsers.