CoPilot AI Image by Pete Linforth from PixabayTricentis the software testing automation and software quality assurance platform, has added Copilots to its AI solutions. Powered by the Azure OpenAI Service, the Copilot will offer generative AI capabilities within the Tricentis solutions. Tricentis is leveraging the GPT3.5 Turbo AI Model from within a region in the United States. A free 14-day trial is available for Testim customers, but no pricing is apparent on the website or release.

The first Copilot it will launch is the Tricentis Testim Copilot. It is available today. Next up on the Copilot roadmap is the Tosca Copilot. The beta program for Tosca Copilot is now open and new users can sign up here. Following Tosca, Tricentis will offer a qTest Copilot.

Mav Turner, Chief Product and Strategy Officer, Tricentis (image credit - LinkedIn/ Mav Turner)
Mav Turner, Chief Product and Strategy Officer, Tricentis

Mav Turner, Chief Product and Strategy Officer, Tricentis, commented, “Based on initial customer experience with existing Tricentis AI-enabled products, we have seen an uplift of 20% to 50% in test case generation by leveraging AI,” said “In addition, customers utilizing Tricentis AI tools have been able to lower their test failure rate by 16% to 43% so far. The democratization of testing with AI will allow even less technical resources to participate in the creation and execution of AI-generated test cases, leading to faster completion, fewer errors, higher productivity, and reduced costs.

“AI has been at the forefront of Tricentis’ product portfolio for several years, and the launch of Tricentis Copilot marks the next step in that journey. Testim Copilot puts AI directly into the hands of the user, automatically suggesting test cases and fixes, meaning more time spent on workflows to boost productivity and improve time to market for new applications. This is only the beginning – we expect future Tricentis Copilot releases to have even greater benefits.”

Testim Copilot

The Testim Copilot will assist organisations and help shorten the time required to test complex applications without sacrificing quality. The Copilot will help testers to create custom tests from natural language. It will generate the required JavaScript code required along with an explanation of what the code does. Then, coupled to the Testim platform, it can help identify and recommend fixes for potential issues.

Importantly, this will also help deliver a consistent level of documentation for test scripts, something that is rarely done under time pressure to produce deliverable code. Tricentis identified four benefits that the fully integrated Copilot offers Testim users:

  • Enables teams to create tests for complex applications faster, using generative AI to generate custom code automatically from a text description
  • Makes it easier for less technical testers to create custom tests without in-depth coding expertise
  • Explains test steps, making it easier to understand, document, and reuse existing code
  • Reduces the time and effort to debug test code by identifying issues and suggesting fixes

Making a difference in a compliant way

Powered by Microsoft Azure, customers have the assurance that their Copilot is secure and meets data protection requirements. The new Copilots will provide testing teams with the productivity gains that they expect without compromising safety, security or accessibility.

AI is becoming embedded across many technologies, and Tricentis is just the latest vendor to take advantage, adding test automation to a long list of technologies that are using Copilots. The benefits are there, with IDC estimated that by 2026, AI and automation technology will have achieved at least $1 trillion in productivity gains. Can organisations afford not to embrace GenAI and artificial intelligence?

Melinda Ballou, Research Director for IDC’s Agile ALM, Quality & Portfolio Strategies, commented, “Testing and automated software quality are a top area of expected benefit for GenAI over the next 12 months, according to IDC survey data, and we have seen a majority of respondents expanding use, using or piloting the use of AI in conjunction with testing.

“Examples of areas of focus include test prioritization, identifying the root cause of failure, automated test case creation and self-healing of test cases. Early investment in AI by test automation providers such as Tricentis and leverage of pragmatically actionable data as compared with the inefficiencies of manual testing position help drive adoption, better code quality and cost savings.”

Enterprise Times: What does this mean

There are some clear benefits for customers that should mean that many customers will at least try and then adopt the Tricentis Copilots. What will be interesting is, once in place, what secondary benefits the Copilots will bring.

The consistency of documentation might help maintenance teams in the future. Also, as tests are automated, there is time for them to be more sophisticated, helping widen a wider set of software testing, which should further improve quality.

AI is set to revolutionise testing, as it is doing so for other sectors. However, what is missing from this announcement is the impact of the Copilot on Tricentis’s testing. While Azure US powers the initial solution, Tricentis is offering customers the ability to select the geographic region to operate within. The EU, US and Australia appear available initially.


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