Case Studies

Payment Engine Testing for a Tier 1 Bank

Client Objective

  • Comply with SEPA Rulebook 9 specifications and provide SCT/SDD/Faster Payments/BACS regression testing

Specific Client Environment Challenges

  • Test case scenarios not appropriately identified for full functional and regression coverage leading to production incidents post go-live in previous projects
  • Limited structure around functional testing meant regression testing not completed consistently leading to acceptance of low code quality
  • Long duration of testing life cycle absorbed excessive bank IT and business resources and time, resulting in high costs
  • Insufficient communication between IT and the business led to missed issues and operational impact

RedCompass Approach and Solution

  • Coherent test strategy aimed at reducing time/effort/cost of test execution by expertly chosen scope, definitive daily schedules, proactive resource management, environment management, release requirements and vendor milestones – all resulting in clear metrics and controls
  • Using the RedCompass SEPA Test Accelerator Test Catalogue, a prioritised list of test cases for functional and regression testing was created, documented and agreed with the business
  • A suite of automated regression tests was created, reducing the regression cycle from 2 weeks to 24 hours

Technology, Environments & Tools

  • RedCompass SEPA & UKLVP Test Accelerator Catalogue
  • Test management tools such as Atlassian JIRA and HP Quality Center
  • Automation tool: FIS OASIS
  • RedCompass test labs for managing automation suite
  • Inclusive daily reporting to highlight testing execution status and issues raised with IT vendor

Benefits to Client

  • Higher quality functional testing through the use of high quality, repeatable, reliable tests and expertly defined test scope
  • Reduced test costs through shortened regression test cycles from 2 weeks to 24 hours
  • Focused execution of test plan with no disruption to the business through concise, clear, daily reporting with burn-down charts, defect tracking, script writing/proving/execution status