Full Life Cycle Software Testing

XB Software delivers software quality control services which include full lifecycle testing. We cover the core stages of development, starting from requirements testing at the software design stage all the way up to final testing at the release and deployment stage. Below, you will find descriptions of the comprehensive software testing services we offer.

Requirements

Requirements testing covers testing of the requirements specification, as well as assistance in the collection and analysis of user data and their domain. We examine interface usability and profile creation, along with the clarification and improvement of documentation. We also provide assistance with project design. This procedure improves the quality of the requirements and reduces the number of tests necessary to meet these requirements.

Design

The most important part of the software development process is the elaboration of requirements and project design.  Errors discovered and eliminated at theses early stages will help to greatly decrease software development time and costs.

Prototype testing is an early deep dive into the project to make sure it aligns with business requirements. It should pass prototype testing to make sure it will work as expected when released. Your prototype will also be tested for safety issues, to eliminate any risks associated with the product’s use or misuse. It is also tested to comply with international standards. Most importantly, prototype testing helps to clarify the potential production costs involved with each stage and helps to define the most efficient development process.

If you have mockups or design sketches that are used during project design, we can create a working UI from these mockups and test them. The prototype is tested for critical design flaws and ease of use by customers, to make sure that it works the way it should. Our quality assurance (QA) team will evaluate your prototype and make suggestions on how to improve it to make your product more user-friendly. This stage can involve focus groups, when required.

To create the product you need, it’s important to document all testing steps. Our cooperation with you on this will considerably raise the product quality, as we confirm details while preparing the documentation and testing plan. When testing is completed, you may then check off whether all the testing steps were successfully completed.

Development

Unit testing lets us scrutinize all the small testable parts (units) of your software to check whether they operate properly. Unit testing is a top-priority test that involves negative and positive testing of newly-added software functionality during the development process.

Integration testing allows you to test how larger app components are interconnected and identify any defects that emerge during these units’ integration. This type of testing shows whether the integrated units work in an error-free manner. After all units are tested for proper integration, we proceed to system testing.

System testing is conducted to explore system functionality. It is carried out during each build and during the release stage as alpha and beta testing of the product. For bigger projects it usually consists of creating use cases. System testing covers all aspects of a software system’s performance, its functionality and reliability. It involves testing for compliance with functional and non-functional requirements.

This is an excellent solution to do regression testing on any big, long-term project with diversified functionality. We use continuous integration (CI) tools such as TeamCity that provide on-the-fly tests reporting, and support different frameworks to automate the testing of web applications. We use TestNG and WebDriver for this purpose.

Pre-Release

At this stage we test UI user-friendliness and its correspondence to the design requirements and mockups. We check out whether the app behaves as expected and returns the correct UI output when a user performs actions in it.

This helps improve the software’s quality and its usability.

To test the user interface we conduct focus groups with potential clients.

User interface testing is directly related to cross browser and cross platform testing.

The sheer variety of operating systems and browsers can cause a huge problem for app development and support. Cross-browser and cross-platform testing ensures that the software operates across all browsers and platforms equally well. Knowing your target audience, we can focus on testing your app in a specific test environment.

A great number of applications are designed to be used by many users. This creates additional load and stress on the app parts. Emulation of stress before product release allows us to identify the weakest parts of the app. It involves quantitative tests (frequency of errors or system crashes) and qualitative tests (resistance to DoS attacks).

Other testing services

We also offer additional types of testing. They are aimed at more detailed testing of your product to facilitate its successful promotion in the market.

By type

Functional testing is carried out to define how a component or system meets the set functional requirements described in specifications.

This type of testing can be done on all testing levels: component, integration, system, and acceptance testing, i.e. on all stages of software development.

Non-Functional Testing – testing of properties which don’t belong to the system functionality. This type of testing covers performance testing, stability and reliability testing, installation testing, configuration testing, failover and recovery testing, etc.

By application

Mobile testing is inevitable nowadays. The rise in popularity of mobile apps and the mobile Internet dictate the need to support a wide variety of mobile devices and platforms. Mobile testing allows us to verify how your app performs on different mobile devices, to ensure that your customers have a positive experience with your product.

Our QA team tests applications of various complexity, including simple web applications (sites, e-shops, SPA-applications, web services, etc.), complex web applications (Internet portals, social networks, online auctions, trading platforms, etc.) and high complexity apps (SaaS solutions, various innovative products, search systems, brokerage trading systems, payment systems, etc.).

Advanced

Usability testing helps reveal the weak areas of the existing project and the problems with its usability. It also determines user satisfaction with your product and increases the chances of converting your clients into customers. Our QA team will make your app more user-friendly and help you to improve your brand image.

This type of testing includes language testing of an app and its localization for specific target markets by adding special locale components and translating text into the required language (localization or internationalization testing).

Exploratory testing allows us to find out how the software actually works by creating test cases. This type of testing is widely used when your requirements and specs are incomplete or you don’t have any documentation at all.

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