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TESTING AND QA |
Look back in time, and a number of costly software failures can be found dotting the not-so-distant history of technology. In 2014, Nissan recalled over a million cars due to a glitch in the airbag sensors. In 2018, after users reported frozen updates and signal loss, Apple was forced to pull its iOS 8 update an hour after its release! Tesco dissatisfied many customers when it canceled its sale due to a software glitch that priced Apple iPads at £49.99 as opposed to £650 in 2012. Though these incidents might seem unrelated, together they highlight the importance of software testing services.
Businesses aim to launch high-quality products free from defects. This is where software testing comes in. It involves evaluating an application/software to ensure it functions as per business requirements. It is a continuous testing process, running throughout the software lifecycle, that identifies and removes bugs and errors, allowing an organization to deliver a high-performing product for maximum customer satisfaction.
Software testing involves manual or automated tests. Both include defining the test environment, writing scripts, analyzing the results, and reporting findings. To streamline testing, top software testing companies integrate automated tests into the development process. This helps consistently evaluate software and fix errors early in the process.
Many companies have in-house testing teams. However, with independent software testing services, companies can leverage expertise to streamline the testing and quality assurance process. Independent testing comes with several benefits, including objectivity which can detect bugs otherwise missed. Managers need to expend less effort in training testers. Instead, they have access to professionals with a wealth of experience. Hiring an external team with a tried-and-tested methodology also reduces the time taken for the product to reach the market.
One such independent testing organization that provides end-to-end solutions is Focaloid. A top software testing company in the UK, with a global presence in three countries, Focaloid’s comprehensive testing services provide access to expert knowledge and industry-standard practices for a cost-effective strategy and faster turn-around.
Focaloid’s iterative test design approach creates a collaborative testing process that systematically analyses written software to create agile applications, quickly. The organization’s expertise spans a broad range—from functional testing and test automation to testing for performance as well as application security and penetration.
Expert analysts conduct functionality tests to ensure the software works as it is meant to. Scripts are written for the highest coverage and are automated using CI/CD tools to accelerate testing. For optimal application performance, the entire software design is analyzed to identify and rectify any existing obstacles. Running the application through various loads ensures the developed product is robust and can efficiently manage heavy traffic.
Our security experts identify vulnerabilities, enabling compliance with regulatory and information security requirements including HIPAA, CFR Part 11, and SOX. All applications are also validated in accordance with global cybersecurity standards. Monitoring and reporting are important steps—we track all defects and maintain a log till the very end. After fixing errors, the application is subjected to re-testing for maximum confidence in the developed product.
We use a range of industry-standard technologies to streamline the software testing and quality assurance process. Open source automation tools such as Appium, Protractor, and Katalon are used to run scripts and test mobile, web, and hybrid applications. Cypress and Selenium are developer-friendly tools that provide end-to-end testing for the web.
For performance testing, we rely on frameworks such as Apache Jmeter, BlazeMeter, and LoadRunner. These analyze system behavior and load-bearing capacity of the developed application by simulating a variety of loads during testing.
Various open-source and commercial technologies work to improve the application’s security. The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) and SANS provide such tools along with set standards against which to measure security. We also employ BurpSuite to quickly identify security vulnerabilities, scale scanning and protect both the developed application and its users against future cyber threats. The final software is developed in accordance with NIST, SANS, and OWASP frameworks for web security.
To make sure the Application Programming Interface (API) works as intended, our tests integrate automated API testing to measure performance using tools like Swagger Inspector, Postman, SoapUI, and Charles for debugging.
We also conduct cross-browser testing using cloud-based tools such as Sauce Labs, AWS Lambda, and BrowserStack, to verify that the application runs seamlessly across different browser environments. Powerful bug tracking systems such as BugZilla, QMetry, Mantis, and TestLink help detect any software defects for rectification.
With Focaloid, you get to launch high-quality products that are secure, dependable, and optimized for user experience. Our established testing methodology and use of the best technologies available aid in the development of robust applications, whether for the web, mobile, or cloud.
Our test design is specific to each partner organization’s needs and requirements. Get in touch with Focaloid to learn how we can help you deliver the most trusted and reliable product to your customers.