Case Study

Textlocal is a mobile communications company founded in 2005 by Alastair Shortland and Darren Daws. They decided they wanted to transform the way businesses, individuals and groups communicate using mobile and are now the UK’s top-rated SMS messaging provider.

Industry:

Communications

Testing Types:

Regression

Platform:

SMS Platform UK & India

Text Local Website

Challenge

Alongside an ambitious roadmap, Textlocal aimed to increase market share by delivering an improved user experience to their customers, as well as both improving existing and developing exciting new functionality.

With a lean and talented internal team, there simply wouldn’t be enough hours in the day to carry out the depth of testing to make this quality-focused business comfortable while working within the timelines laid out in the roadmap.

  • Increase release velocity aided by reducing the time taken to test
  • Reduce test execution time to increase release velocity
  • Zero P1 issues in live
  • Improve test coverage

Solution

In order to deliver on the roadmap, the full regression test needed to take 72 hours rather than the 2 weeks it took the internal team.

Digivante took the existing regression pack and worked alongside Textlocal’s Test Manager to update it. In the process, the Digivante team were able to learn the system and write a regression pack that was written in a manner so that the test cases could be executed by any professional tester with no prior experience on the platform. This not only allowed the Digivante Community to test, but also ensured any new starters to Textlocal require less domain knowledge to test the system effectively – reducing their onboarding time.

Digivante Portal on iPad

Results

Fast forward to today and testing over 300 story points in the form of test cases now takes just 72 hours with Digivante, and just 48 hours of this can take place over the weekend! This means that the full regression test can take as little as 1 working day of execution time. The results of which are found in the Digivante Portal, a simple & easy to use tool that allows users to quickly see the results from a test and get granular details of any defects found.

Reduced test execution window from 2 weeks to 72 hours (79% reduction in time to test)

Updated regression pack quality has improved to a pass rate increase of 30%

Reduced P1 issues found & hot fixes being required in production

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