Visure Solutions has integrated test management into its IRQA requirements engineering solution. With this addition to IRQA, developers of safety- and mission-critical software can automate full end-to-end requirements traceability, with fulfilled tests providing the proof points needed for regulatory certification.
Visure’s new Test Management Extension links specific tests with the requirements they validate. It then manages the relationships, identifying which requirements have and have not been tested and pinpointing those tests that need to be rerun due to changes in the requirements. This automates the manual process, saving time, increasing software quality, and providing the transparency required to obtain certification.
The Test Management Extension builds upon IRQA’s ability to create test plans. Development and test engineers create specific test sessions from the test plan, selecting which tests to perform for a given session. The test engineer then decides which tests will be run manually and which ones automatically. For the manual tests, the test engineer will be able to enter the results, screenshots and any required evidence directly in the tool, or import them from MS Excel or Word. For the automatic execution of the tests, the test engineer can write test scripts based upon a template, and the selected tests are automatically executed, linking to any test engine through the scripting language. On completion, the test results are automatically parsed and brought into IRQA, where the link between the results and the original requirements provides the necessary compliance transparency.
The Test Management Extension can interact with any test environment that supports Python scripting from the command line, such as IBM Rational Functional and Performance Tester, HP LoadRunner, Microfocus Silk family and Selenium. Legacy requirements and test results can also be imported to leverage requirements and test efforts already undertaken either manually or in other tools.
A demonstration of Visure Solutions’ Test Management Extension will be available in Hall 4, Stand 418 at Embedded World 2012 from February 28 to March 1 in Nürnberg, Germany. Almudena Díez, Senior Consultant at Visure Solutions, together with Brim Lubos, iFEST, Masaryk University Brno, will present a technical paper on “A Study of Challenges and Practices of the Requirements Engineering and Analysis Discipline within the Embedded Systems Domain,” on February 29, in Session 4, at 10:00 a.m.
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