In today’s world, organizations are faced with multiple challenges: the underlying technologies are changing rapidly and the software is being updated continuously to keep up with these changes. Adoption of Cloud, IoT, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML) has brought a multitude of changes by coupling with iterative methodologies such as Agile, and has created numerous interfaces that are getting embedded in the core software that businesses use quite often.
Rapid software development and releases warrant a significant number of test cases to be designed and executed on each release. This cannot be done manually alone, and that has given rise to a decent percentage of test cases that get automated through either open source or commercial tools so that the scripts can run at a click of a button to make sure software remains intact despite ongoing changes. One such renowned automation tool is Micro Focus UFT (formerly with HP and Mercury) which has tight integration with Application Life Cycle Management (ALM) or Quality Center (QC) for test case/script management.