– Case Study –

The Challenge

DPD is the UK’s leading parcel delivery brand.  As a leading time-critical carrier, the company has a reputation for being one of the most innovative in the industry, leveraging technology and information systems to provide more efficient delivery services. With the creation of new APIs to support their infrastructure, there was a need for extensive automated test case creation.  Due to the scope and complexity of the APIs under test, it required resources familiar enough with industry development tools, branching techniques, multiple database platforms, schema analysis, and API automated test technologies.

Our consultants completed automated test case development of assigned APIs. We identified, reported, and tracked defects to resolution by leveraging the client’s defect tracking system while optimizing process efficiency and establishing effective communication loops with development. We were able to significantly reduce the time required to create automated test cases by implementing :

  • A new JSON schema assertor tool that integrates into the client’s existing testing tool.
  • new JSON value assertor tool that integrates into the client’s existing testing tool

Our consultants quickly learned how to navigate within our client’s tools, environments, and processes to provide effective results. The execution of this project required our consultants to collaborate along with project managers and developers to update timelines and schedules. Additionally, the training and documentation provided by our consultants which focused on the new tool implemented, significantly impacted the efficiency of the client’s teams and processes.

We not only provided our client with the additional staffing required to meet their deadlines, but we identified approaches throughout their process that would improve the speed of creating API and front-end UI automated tests, the accuracy of the results, and an improved structure of reporting on API test results.

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