Why Invest in software testing?
Software testing can be considered an investment. The process of negotiating a software testing budget can be painful. Some project managers view testing as a necessary evil that occurs at the end of the project. In these people’s minds, testing costs too much, takes too long, doesn’t help them build the product, and can create hostility between the test team and the rest of the development organization. No wonder people who view testing this way spend as little as possible on it
The reasons to invest as follows
1. To discover defects.
2. To avoid user detecting problems
3. To prove that the software has no faults
4. To learn about the reliability of the software.
5. To avoid being sued by customers
6. To ensure that product works as user expected.
7. To stay in business
8. To detect defects early, which helps in reducing the cost of defect fixing
We can provide comprehensive testing support
At Kaynes out testing capability can test your application’s functions operate in conformance with their specifications and expected outcomes, ensuring behavioural adherence and quality. From installation, GUI and usability, test automation, to localization, A/B testing, and regression we think you will find for most testing requirements from mobile to cloud to desktop we cater for.
Testers embedded in your team
We can supply one of our testing engineers chosen with skills that meet your testing requirements and embed him straight into your agile team. This will mean fast turnaround on issues our testers use Video chat and screen recorded demos of bugs to easily communicate with your other team members.
Types of testing we support
Functional testing is primarily is used to verify that a piece of software is providing the same output as required by the end-user or business. Typically, functional testing involves evaluating and comparing each software function with the business requirements. Software is tested by providing it with some related input so that the output can be evaluated to see how it conforms, relates or varies compared to its base requirements. Moreover, functional testing also checks the software for usability, such as by ensuring that the navigational functions are working as required.
An acceptance test is a formal description of the behaviour of a software product, generally expressed as an example or a usage scenario. A number of different notations and approaches have been proposed for such examples or scenarios; in many cases the aim is that it should be possible to automate the execution of such tests by a software tool, either ad-hoc to the development team or off the shelf. For many Agile team’s acceptance tests are the main form of functional specification; sometimes the only formal expression of business requirements. In other cases, they merely complement a specification document resulting from a less specifically Agile technique or formalism, such as uses cases or more narrative documents.
Performance testing is defined as the technical investigation done to determine or validate the speed, scalability, and/or stability characteristics of the product under test. Performance-related activities, such as testing and tuning, are concerned with achieving response times, throughput, and resource-utilization levels that meet the performance objectives for the application under test. Because performance testing is a general term that covers all of its various subsets, every value and benefit listed under other performance test types in this chapter can also be considered a potential benefit of performance testing in general.
Compatibility Testing is to check whether your software is capable of running on different hardware, operating systems, applications, network environments or mobile devices.
Accessibility testing is a type of systems testing designed to determine whether individuals with disabilities will be able to use the system in question, which could be software, hardware, or some other type of system. Disabilities encompass a wide range of physical problems, including learning disabilities as well as difficulties with sight, hearing and movement.
Usability testing refers to evaluating a product or service by testing it with representative users. Typically, during a test, participants will try to complete typical tasks while observers watch, listen and takes notes. The goal is to identify any usability problems, collect qualitative and quantitative data and determine the participant's satisfaction with the product.
The goal of security testing is to identify the threats in the system and measure its potential vulnerabilities. It also helps in detecting all possible security risks in the system and help developers in fixing these problems through coding.
By the time any software development project nears completion, it likely will have gone through numerous tests, particularly in an Agile environment where testing and development happen concurrently. But no matter how many tests you’ve run, once your application is nearly complete, there’s really only one way to know whether or not your software can handle the actual demands your army of end users will soon be placing on it. It’s called load testing, and you can use a tool like Load Testing Tool to get the job done. Load testing is the process of putting simulated demand on software, an application or website in a way that tests or demonstrates it's behaviour under various conditions.
Automation Testing means using an automation tool to execute your test case suite. The automation software can also enter test data into the System Under Test, and compare the expected and actual results and generate detailed test reports. Using a test automation tool it's possible to record this test suite and re-play it as required. Once the test suite is automated, no human intervention is required . Over the lifecycle of your product the ROI of Test Automation increases as new features are added.