So, you think you’re ready for a web application testing service? Congrats!
That means your web application is almost ready!
You and your team have busted your buns over the past few weeks and you’re almost ready to launch.
You’ve tested it yourself already and it looks pretty darn good.
But, maybe you’re a little bit worried that you might have missed some bugs.
This launch is important to you and you want to make sure it works perfectly for every visitor, prospect and customer.
So, you’re looking for just a little help to make sure you have all the bugs and nasties worked out of your web application.
You searched for “Web Application Testing Service” and. . .
- The endless lists of services, technologies, systems and industries doesn’t help you.
- The bullet points of “standard” benefits doesn’t help you.
- The forever scrolling web page of reasons to test doesn’t help you either.
You don’t have the time to sort through all that nonsense just to see if those folks can help you.
OK, try this.
Do a little homework so finding the best web app testing service for you will be like a piece of cake.
Below is basic information to help you get focused. If you want more detail, check out the brief guide we’ve written about web application testing services.
Web Apps Have Three Primary Areas of Risk
There are more than three, but these are the biggies.
Do the inputs and outputs of your web application behave correctly each and every time? If your team has already done a good job of testing this and you are confident in their work, then you can skip this service.
But, if you aren’t confident – even if it’s just a small or hard to test area of your web application – speak up and let us know. Your confidence in your web application is the biggest criteria.
Load and Performance Testing
Will your web application respond quickly enough when a lot of people visit? You probably haven’t considered this and it shouldn’t be a big concern unless you know that your web application is going to get hit pretty hard due to a planned marketing program. Even then, most modern technology stacks and cloud-based servers will let you adjust your web application server settings to quickly respond to a rapid increase in usage.
Testing Load and Performance will give you a definite read on when and where your web application will degrade under different loads. In most cases, you’ll be OK without testing this until you have a large user base or complex functionality in your web application. If you think you might have a high load or high usage situation, say something so we can include the best and most appropriate aspects of Load and Performance Testing in your test plan.
Cross Browser Testing (XBT)
Will your web application behave properly on all of the different devices, operating systems and browsers out there? This is the big one because browser technology is changing almost daily. Additionally, most mobile users give you about three seconds to lose their attention and desktop users will only give you about 5 seconds before they give up and move on. Said another way, This is the highest risk and least understood quality problem with almost every web application out there. And, the defect and bugs discovered in this type of testing are the sneakiest to ferret out.
Lastly, there are just too many different combinations of browsers, operating systems and devices to test every one economically. If you *know* your customers’ most common devices, operating systems and browsers, you’re off to a perfect start on Cross Browser Testing.
Three Things to Know Before Looking for a Web Application Testing Service
- Do you need functional testing and if so, which areas concern you the most?
- Do you expect a high user load and worry about performance?
- You Need XBT! If you know the most common browser versions, you’ll save a lot of time and money.
Here’s a case study that looks at how TESTCo’s web application testing service prevented a major fiasco and business failure.