Technology plays a central role in every industry. At the core of many aspects of the customer experience are mission-critical business software applications. The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model changed the software industry and forced ISVs to push the limits of quality, reliability and scalability for their offerings. The “software everywhere” trend allowed companies across industries to revolutionize their business by bringing software-driven intelligence to many aspects of their product offerings. Non-technology companies are quickly incorporating software into their products and services and need to rapidly control, manage and improve the quality and reliability of their software.
In parallel, apps and web sites are now used in a variety of form factors, devices and by an increasing number of individuals. Mobile and web apps run on a variety of smart phones and computing devices for diverse user bases, and require frequent updates of the software. The importance of a well thought out testing strategy and execution is critical to product adoption and financial success.
Why is App testing important?
Software Testing is important for several reasons:
- Accelerates time to market
- Ensure a quality product
- Reduces security risk
- Check stability and efficiency of software performance
- Increase customer satisfaction and loyalty
- Lower repair and maintenance costs by reducing rework costs
App Testing must remain cost effective
App testing has become complex and must be performed more frequently due to the increasing pace of updates. App testing requires methodology, tools and expertise to be efficient. All of which we offer, in order to help you improve your software quality while mitigating your testing costs.
Our outsourcing test teams strive to maintain top-notch customer satisfaction. We deliver a full array of tests to ensure your final product is launched with the highest functional, security and usability standards of quality.
Our Agile Testing Quadrant
Test Automation for efficiency in Agile Process
Automated Software Testing refers to the use of special software to control the execution of tests and compare actual outcomes to predicted outcomes. It simplifies the testing process and save as many resources as possible with a minimum set of scripts. Unit tests which use up many of the quality assurance (QA) team's resources, are often switched to automation. Automated test is carried out at higher speed and frequency, which is cost-effective for software products with a long life span. In addition, automated testing tools provide reports on outcomes (current results, previous test runs, etc.).
When testing in an Agile environment, it is critical to react quickly to changes in software systems and requirements. Test automation can accomplish this via continuous generation of new test cases, which are then added to existing automation in parallel with the development process.
Exploratory tests for greater customer satisfaction
Exploratory tests are designed to meet specific goals based on stakeholder requests and are complementary to systematic tests. Ergonomics and performance are typically part of the main requirements for this type of test. Experience is key to efficiency in this empirical phase where testing plans are adapted to test results.
At Axon Active, we provide skillful experts dedicated to testing your products. We offer integrated development and test teams, as well as independent test teams. We match talents to your specific needs.
Integrated development and test teams
Having a test expert within the development team allows various tests to be performed in the early stages of deployment cycle.
It is observed that most of the errors arising during Analysis & Design and Code & Build phases, and only being detected at the last stage of the cycle. The fact is that the earlier a defect is identified, the less it costs to fix. So testing should start early to avoid the introduction of defects in the early phase.
Advantages of early testing:
- Effectively eliminate and prevent bugs
- Create and maintain efficient test cases while requirements are still evolving
- Helps plan for software rewrite and bug fixing
- Prevent future delays, unknown risks and costs due to late bug defection
- Allocates enough time to ensure the quality of product
Independent test teams
Testing could be biased, should the test teams be involved in the development progress. Mistakes often come from wrong assumptions and blind spots in your team, making it easy to miss technology and functional issues. Ideally, a different individual or team should be testing your software. Independent test teams avoid biases and are often more effective at finding defects and issues.
The benefits of having an independent test team includes but are not limited to:
- Enhancing testing coverage and depth with unbiased approach to the product
- Delivering more customer-centric products since tests are performed in a simulation of the production environment
- Lowering the cost of testing as the burden of recruitment and training is lifted
- Access to the scarce/expensive talents or vertical expertise
- Being able to perform complex and costly tests which can’t be afforded in-house
- Reducing testing time and accelerating the project
- Improve in-house focus on core activity
More about our outsourcing services:
Offshore Development Center (ODC)
Offshore Testing Center (OTC)
We have talented testers and are able to recruit additional skills as necessary. Here is an overview of tools we commonly use:
- JUnit, Mockito, TestFlight, SDK, Sauce Labs, Arquilian, Mantis, TestLink...