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API Automation Testing with ACCELQ – Why and How?

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Posted On: 27 April 2023

Over 1 million business processes have so far been automated on the ACCELQ testing platform.

But what makes ACCELQ different than other testing tools? Is it only the codeless approach? Or, there is something more to this. Come, let’s delve into ACCELQ’s cutting-edge testing platform, which offers a powerful solution for API automation testing.

This blog will explore the significance of API automation and how to perform Codeless API automation testing with ACCELQ enabling developers to streamline their testing processes.

Significance of API automation testing

API automation testing is instrumental in preventing major software bugs that often cause delays in product releases and necessitate extensive code modifications. By detecting these bugs early on, API testing helps mitigate their impact and ensures a smoother development process.

In Agile development environments, API automation testing plays a vital role. It provides instant feedback on the process flow, allowing developers to make timely adjustments. Consequently, API testing is preferred over GUI testing for Agile projects, as it promotes quicker and more efficient development cycles.

Benefits of API Test Automation:

To better elucidate API testing prowess, here are some of the benefits of API automation testing:

  • Requires lesser coding, thus improving speed and lowering costs of software testing.
  • Enables developers to resolve application errors (even before UI development).
  • Provides high-quality application testing under extreme conditions.
  • It can be easily integrated into UI testing.

With more applications now relying on API-based integration, there is a growing industry demand for API testing. Let’s now look at how ACCELQ can help application companies improve their API test automation.

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How to use ACCELQ for API Automation Testing

ACCELQ provides continuous testing for both API and UI elements as a cloud-based testing platform. It offers a codeless approach to API test automation. Moreover, the ACCELQ platform can design test cases for reusability and modularity with its design-first approach.

Following is a rundown of some ways how ACCELQ can provide comprehensive API automation testing:

  • Supports a comprehensive technology stack comprising the latest web technologies and legacy systems.
  • Offers a simple and unified approach to back-end test automation with support for database systems, messaging queues, and mainframe systems.
  • Supports the creation of both UI and API test cases, thus achieving complete automation across the entire technology stack.
  • Configures API testing that includes endpoints, headers, parametrization, and body (if required).
  • Creates API tests to verify the status code, response, and response headers with a few clicks.
  • Provides native integration with leading DevOps tools, including Jira and Bamboo.
  • Provides out-of-the-box support for Single Sign-On (SSO) functionality.


What technologies does ACCELQ support for automation?

ACCELQ provides a 360-degree approach to API testing, including an end-to-end flow for validating UI and APIs. This enables a high level of usability within a single platform.

Here are some of the supported services for back-end API testing:

  • SOAP and RESTful services
  • Messaging services including Apache Active MQ, TIBCO, and IBM MG
  • Database services for MySQL, Oracle, and Postgres
  • Enterprise message bus including protocols like TCP, HTTP, SOAP, FTP, Anypoint MQ, and CMIS

With ACCELQ, developers can create a context (specific to the service) and develop a test logic like for any UI-based context. Furthermore, ACCELQ provides comprehensive support for testing RESTful services.

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Basic steps involved in the automated testing of RESTful services:

Following are the basic steps involved in the automated testing of RESTful services.

1. Define the REST connection

The first step is to define the REST API connection with the name and base URL.

2. Invoke REST calls

The next step is to invoke the REST calls using the following services: RESTful GET service, RESTful POST service, RESTful POST service using the Form Input Data Payload, RESTful PUT service, RESTful PUT service using the Form Input Data Payload, RESTful PATCH service, and RESTful DELETE service.

3. Verify the REST response

The third step is to verify the REST response using:

  • The Header value from the REST response
  • The Response status code is a specific value for a given RESTful Request
  • The node value in the REST response is an expected text
  • The node value in the REST response does not match the text value

Why is ACCELQ the most reliable platform for API automation testing?

In summary, ACCELQ expedites a codeless approach to API test automation that is seamlessly integrated with UI (or functional) testing.

The following reasons further act as a testament to why ACCELQ is the best platform:

  • Codeless cloud-based API test automation
  • Automation testing of both API and UI with a simplified flow
  • Regression executions built for continuous improvement
  • API test case management along with test planning, execution, and tracking
  • Correlates business process with the corresponding API
  • API testing with regression maturity

ACCELQ Supports the following technologies:

  • Database systems: MySQL, Oracle
  • GraphQL, JMS, and Tibco
  • RESTful web services: JSON RAML Swagger, Open API WADL SOA / Web services, XML WSDL, XML Schema SOAP, PoX (Plain XML), GZIP WS Standards
  • Microservices: Kafka, RabbitMQ, MQTT, AMQP Protobuf WebSockets

With ACCELQ, companies can achieve:

  • 3x faster speed for API Test Regression
  • Continuous delivery with API and UI validations thanks to in-sprint automation
  • 72% lower maintenance effort in test automation


To summarize, companies can choose from multiple API testing tools available in the market. However, there is no "silver bullet" solution to API automation testing. To that end, ACCELQ aims to integrate UI and API testing and the benefits of codeless automation and continuous improvement.

Over 1 million business processes have so far been automated on the ACCELQ testing platform.

Would you like to learn how it works? Schedule a product demo today!

Yuvarani Elankumaran

Technical Consultant | ACCELQ

Yuvarani Elankumaran is a highly skilled technical consultant at ACCELQ. With over a decade of experience in the field of Test Automation, Yuvarani is a seasoned professional who is well-versed in a variety of programming languages and automation frameworks.

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