Automated Testing Services Across The
Web Application Lifecycle

Speed up development, improve quality and reduce risk with
Cigniti’s Web Services Test Accelerator


To achieve strategic convergence, enterprises are adopting a pragmatic shift towards Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and web services across IT infrastructure. Since web services are distributed over networks and applications, the testing requirements need to be inclusive of the interfaces. Web services are inherently vulnerable to additional risks in the areas of integration and interoperability.

In addition, enterprises are expected to ensure forward integration to incorporate the emerging requirements with minimum effort. The incessant challenges faced by web services generate voluminous and unexpected test data combinations that need to be addressed by 100 % functional test coverage for the web server. The sheer scope of disruption mandates web services validation by seasoned test experts with sophisticated test approach.


Cigniti’s Web Services Test Accelerator (WSTA) automates the web services testing of SOA-based applications at the interface level and reduces the need to support testing in parallel to the development phase. The accelerator supports both API functional testing and API performance testing of the web services.

Following are the steps used in Cigniti’s WSTA – Establish, Automate, Rythm, Levels, Yields (EARLY):

  1. ESTABLISH (Measurement Criteria; Devise smart performance requirements; Granular goals per API)
  2. AUTOMATE It (Build an automated pack of API tests)
  3. Follow a RYTHM (Test often, for every build & deployment (test/production releases))
  4. Test for multiple LEVELS (Measure API performance for scalability, stress & endurance; Monitor production usage)
  5. Invest for higher YIELDS (Spending time on performance investigation is an investment; Fail fast)


Cigniti’s WSTA allows web applications to seamlessly integrate with various protocols and data formats such as REST, SOAP/WSDL, Atom, JSON, YAML and many others. Cigniti’s WSTA provides the following benefits:

  • Improves performance and reliability of the Service Oriented Application (SOA)
  • Cost effective solution to test both SOA-based and REST API-based web services
  • Supports test execution of web services in cloud environment
  • Ensures 100% Functional Test coverage
  • Reduces web services test case authoring effort by 80%

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Cigniti’s WSTA brings API testing early in web application test lifecycle ensuring quicker test cycles and faster time to market. Our four-pronged approach towards API testing lowers testing and maintenance costs.

We Set Smart Goals: Involve multiple stakeholders and use production usage to map smarter requirements

We Manage Change: Impact analyzers, dependency matrix

We Drive Velocity: Use Cloud & Virtualization technologies for Hardware/Software to generate optimized test coverage, test data combinations, and high-volume test data for load testing and security test cases.

We Provide Expertise and Experience: Deploy testers who have programming/technology skills


Cigniti has forged strategic partnerships with major testing tool providers that lets us deliver additional value to our clients. We also do joint marketing collaterals with our partners to maximize the benefits of using automation for testing projects.



Leading businesses of North America rely on Cigniti’s API Testing Services to accelerate their web application testing. We have helped large and small businesses and enterprises, and helped them quickly scale their web services with WSTA.