Test Coverage

Test coverage quantitatively measures the testing effectiveness by verifying the extent to which the test cases across all testing stages cover the software code.

Most of us are familiar with the concept of code coverage. Code coverage is often refer to the percentage of code that is covered by automated unit tests. But test coverage is different – it is a broader concept which asks how much of our software is covered by tests, across all test types in the entire pipeline. These can include unit tests, as well as functional tests, UI automation tests, performance tests, integration tests, and acceptance or system tests.

The Only Way to Measure Test Coverage Across All Test Stages

SeaLights is a Quality Intelligence Platform that lets you measure actual test coverage beyond unit tests. You can seamlessly integrate this platform with all your testing tools and measure holistic test coverage across all test types, including integration tests, acceptance tests, and manual tests. These test coverage metrics can help you determine if you are extensively testing your product, if your software is at risk because of untested code changes, or if you might be shipping out untested code with your next release.

How Software Quality Intelligence Can Help Manage Technical Debt

Ideally, developers and their managers want to allocate development resources towards new functionality that benefits users and enhances revenue. But in reality, developers spend a lot of time on maintenance and bug fixing. Optimizing this activity is key to making development organizations more effective.

Test Gap Analysis (TGA)

Too many redundant tests are created and kept, taking up engineering resources. SeaLights reduces test creation by isolating areas where code was recently modified or executed in production but did not undergo regression testing. Team members and managers can use smart data to identify gaps and to develop new tests in sprints to come.

Untested code in production results in failures, poor user experience, and time wasted on carrying out hotfixes. SeaLights analyzes modifications to your code and lets you know whenever an untested code change has gone through production unnoticed. Prevent risky code prior to shipment and address critical issues before they affect your users.

Manual Test Coverage

Manual testing is concurrent learning, test design, and test implementation of critical components of the application. It provides quick feedback and reveals critical bugs in newly released features. These tests are manual, so they have a longer test execution time, and there are more costs involved. Thus, it is essential to minimize overlap with different kinds of tests. Achieve visibility into which areas of code are being tested with exploratory and manual tests, in order to enhance team success and productivity.

Functional Test Coverage

Applications are developed with several builds each made up of distinctive code changes. This climate of incremental code changes, particularly functional, API and regression testing CI/CD pipelines, demand straight forward functional test code coverage to facilitate visibility and efficient feedback loops.

Leverage Quality Intelligence to Achieve Effective Test Coverage

Software development managers need to know the quality of deliverable over time and quickly evaluate if testing processes are effective. SeaLights lets managers conduct effective retrospectives based on quality, development KPIs and scores, by highlighting which tests were really effective and what can be improved.

Most teams do not have a clear way to measure their true test coverage. Today, many organizations are looking for ways to measure their actual test coverage, and want methods that go beyond unit tests. To date, there has been no easy way to see a unified test coverage metrics across all test types and all test systems. SeaLights measures actual test coverage, going beyond unit tests to include integration tests, acceptance tests, regression tests, manual tests, exploratory tests, etc...