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Is Codeless Automation the future of QA testing?

What is Codeless Automation?

Codeless Automation means automating your tests without really having any knowledge of coding. Testers can visually create automated, Selenium-based tests using a drag and drop interface, and run them on multiple browsers and work environments, simultaneously. No coding skills are required! So basically, on top of Selenium, the tools are developed that will require zero effort from the team, integrates with the third-party applications, makes building test cases easier than ever before, monitors your web page performance 24/7 and will cost less than hiring a junior manual tester. A few examples are CloudQA, Katalon Studio, Sauce Labs, etc.

Testing and QA processes have evolved to a greater extent in the past few years. Early testers used to face so many problems such as lack of skilled testers, testing under a time constraint, and maintenance of automation scripts – updating and regression. For large projects or projects having fast release cycles, creating a test environment, and writing test scripts itself takes a huge amount of time and resources. This ultimately defeats the whole purpose of automation testing which was aimed at reducing testing times and testing resources.

A solution to these problems is Codeless testing. Codeless testing is creating automation tests without writing a single piece of code. Teams of all skill levels can perform Codeless automation testing. Test re-usability is simpler with Codeless automation testing, meaning team members do not need to continuously write new test scripts for different scenarios.

For QA teams, Codeless cross-browser testing reduces the complexity of writing test scripts, so they can create and execute fully automated test scenarios without coding. For developers, Codeless Automation testing makes test creation and execution substantially faster — even for the most complicated test scripts — allowing developers to save time and focus on product development and innovation. With Selenium automation, a test case takes a minimum of 6 hours, whereas with Codeless testing may take only an hour.


The Key benefit of Codeless Automation is self-maintenance. It uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology which eliminates maintenance time and cost as it automatically overcomes changes in the app. It creates a dynamic test model that can be easily updated to reflect the changes to your app. Codeless Testing leverages Machine Learning to self-correct object maintenance issues within code, saving time and cost. Codeless Testing on Cloud allows the team to meet its speed, scalability and collaboration needs throughout the software development life cycle (SDLC).

How does it work?

Codeless Testing can work on different approaches. The most commonly used are the record and play and creating structured test flow diagrams that are used to run tests.

In record and play, a tester manually performs a test, which the tool records click by click. The tool then creates scripts to automate the test itself. The testers can also edit the scripts, and the testing process to best suit their requirements.

How Codeless Automation will affect the future.

In the near future, Codeless testing would be a tool for automation testers to fast track their jobs rather than replace their jobs. In the unforeseen future, the tools will become smart enough that they will completely eliminate the need for test script coding, allowing testing instructions to be directly passed on to the system in a complete Codeless package.