TestDrive-Assist IBM i - Manual Testing for IBM i, IBM iSeries & AS/400

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TestDrive-Assist IBM i Overview

Whether you are looking to speed up your manual testing processes or start on the road to automation TestDrive-Assist IBM i plays a key role in streamlining your processes. Remember 100% automation is not normally achievable, and whatever level you hope to achieve, you still have to get there from a manual start.

"We easily reduced the burden on business users by 25-35%"
Lori Andrade
Senior Business Analyst,

Scripted or exploratory

The test can be driven from a test script and steps supplied by a Quality Management solution such as Qualify. In this case the user is prompted with the test steps and they can pass or fail each as they are performed. If there is no detailed script, TestDrive-Assist simply captures exactly what happened.

Screen shots and actions

Capture every action, click, input that the user performs with reference to the screen they are on, and the controls or objects on that screen. The user operates as normal, new screens or pages are automatically identified. Each is immediately and fully documented without any additional action by the user. No need to go back and reproduce a problem, it is already fully captured!

Re-use, modify and repeat

Creating tests manually is a necessity in software development, but TestDrive Assist saves you time and effort by automatically saving tests and gives you the flexibility to modify the test for future use.

Facilitate Process & Training Documentation

Capture those business processes automatically for reference manuals and help with training. If need be, you can enhance the content with comments and mark-ups.

Quality Checks

Performed automatically while you concentrate on executing the business process. Including spelling, performance, hardware impact, and link checking. Exact performance data is captured providing accurate measurement of the user experience.

Device emulation

Ensure compatability with mobile technology. Emulate a wide variety environments and form-factors, such as Apple, Blackberry, Google, LG, Nokia, Samsung, and other popular devices.


Spot something wrong, either while you are testing or while you are reviewing any test results? Simply add a mark-up to any screen, add some description and give it a level of severity.


All information including screen shots, content analysis, test steps, errors, mark-ups and performance data from a test execution is stored as part of a Test Result. Use the Result Viewer to then analyse in numerous ways.

Raise issues

Defects and non-conformances can be created while a test is in progress, optionally linked to a test step and with full reproduction steps automatically passed to the developer.

Better Tester and Developer collaboration

Watch TestDrive-Assist document a test and see mark-ups added. Alternatively you can download the transcript here.

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