The software development team was seeking a replacement for Selenium in terms of technicality, and for a commercial solution they were using at the time in terms of affordability.
“Selenium has a little bit of a learning curve, so when I was figuring out the next potential test automation solution, one of the factors that I took into consideration was the ease of use.”
The team was currently having one Quality Assurance engineer who was a former developer. “I have a more technical background in programming; so Selenium would have been fine for me. But I think of future testers who might not have a heavy technical background, coming into Selenium would be a little bit challenging for them on the technical side, and for the pace of the team.”
Katalon Studio emerged as the perfect solution for the QA engineer to maintain their automated testing plans. At that point, the team was considering another commercial solution as an alternative to Selenium.
Thanks to the short learning curve of Katalon Studio, they can easily scale up their team size as they recruit more testers in the future. Based on the nature of the tool’s design, other coming QA engineers of the team can join and adopt the tool within no time—regardless of their level of programming skills.
Time spent on testing was reduced by
In the past, the amount of testing needed for release candidate (RC) testing cost the company approximately $2,000 dollars because the process was completely manual. The team had to pull people from every part of the company to be involved in the process—and that took 2 to 3 weeks.
With Katalon, the team can now cut down the time to only 5 to 6 hours.