Release 4.0 is a major release for accelQ with significant new capabilities added to the core functionality.
Manual Testing Capability
accelQ now supports full blown test management and manual testing as part of our product offering. For the first time in the industry, ACCELQ brings the Manual and Automated worlds together in the most intuitive and logical sense. All your test assets are in one place with a consistent look and behavior. During an agile delivery cycle, tester works with manual and automated assets in the same tool, in the same session. Absolutely, no context switching between disparate tools.
You may need a separate subscription to access this feature. Refer to "Manual Testing in ACCELQ" chapter in the product guide.
Test Suite Revamp
With Release 4.0, Test Suite is revamped with a lot more additional capabilities and improved usability. Dashboard for a Test Suite presents a quick snapshot of current status with the suite including execution history, recent defects, readiness of the suite etc. Test results are also now available at a suite level by filtering relevant results from the main Results grid.
More information here.
Support for Shadow DOM
ACCELQ now supports elements rendered in Shadow DOM. Handling of such elements is completely transparent to the user, and all processing is done internally. If you don't already have the plugin, be sure to download the latest View Analyzer plugin available on Chrome Store. Existing plugin will automatically update when you open the Chrome browser.
Version Control and Change Management
Latest ACCELQ release includes an integrated approach to Change Management. You can now lock Actions and Scenarios for edits and allow a user to get exclusive access for modification. You will find comprehensive guide to Version Control in the Product Guide article.
Results Grid revamp
Test Results grid is revamped to streamline the information display. You now have the ability to select which columns to display and the order of display. Pass/fail information display is much easier to access. Both manual and automation result grids present a consistent view for the relevant information.
Parameter Configuration for Manual Scenario
For a manual test scenario, you can configure the data source and restrictions on allowed values, for various parameters. This allows you to design parameter boundaries and facilitates automatic test case generation covering necessary permutations of data combinations. Here is an article on this capability.
Filters support for Results Grid
Results grids now support filters on following fields:
- Requested By
- Application Environment
- Debug Mode (Yes/No)
In addition, you can do a free-form search with a given text matching the Test Suite or Scenario name.
Once set, filters are cached and saved at a user level, and the grid automatically loads with user's preferred filter settings. Saved-filters are separately managed for Automated and Manual results. Additionally, the filters for results displayed locally in a Scenario and Test Suite are also managed separately.
Local Results Grid in a Scenario and Test Suite
Scenario and Test Suite now displays a tab for Results, which lists the set of Results specific to the Scenario or test suite. You can still continue to access the same results from the main Results tab in the application.
Note that the local display in Scenario/Test Suite is referring to the same central result reports, so deleting the report from here actually deletes the report from the main grid as well.
Managing Web Driver Configurations
accelQ now allows creating multiple Web Driver profiles to be used for test executions. Web Driver profile allows you to influence browser startup behavior during test execution. All the Profiles are centrally managed under Resources and a particular Profile can be selected when running the test. Here is the support article with complete details on this feature.
Enhancements in Users Grid
Manage Users grid displayed for Tenant Admin has multiple functional enhancements:
- Provides an ability to sort the content of the grid either by user name or by last login date.
- Ability to activate and de-active a user in the system. De-activating the user just bars the user from logging in to the system without being deleted. You can use this feature to temporarily halt access for a particular user. Note that this feature has no bearing on available subscription count.
- Apply filters based on Active/In-Active status.
Ability to Sort Projects Grid
Projects Grid displayed for Tenant Admin now provides an ability to sort based on Project name and the created date.
- Support for Amazon AWS Dynamo DB in automated test logic.
- Enhanced reliability for email notifications for test executions.
- Ability to send a combination of Keyboard special characters and a mouse click on the browser or element in automation logic.
- Bug fixes and performance enhancements.
- Changes to external API end points for improved consistency and clarity.